Why getting patients to lead the way works best
‘Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.’ - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ignoring the use of the masculine pronoun in the above quote, Dwight was perfectly correct; the best leadership is that which involves the voluntary commitment of others to the achievement of a goal.
We search for this kind of voluntary commitment daily with our patients with varying degrees of success. It is leadership that has the greatest impact on healthcare