Evolving technology and increasing demands have transformed the medical field, creating a unique challenge for healthcare leaders overseeing patients and staff. How leaders manage and support their team can make a difference in staff morale and even the quality of patient care. Current and aspiring upper-level healthcare professionals leaders should constantly work to improve and hone the following skills.
Emotional Intelligence and Empathy
Having empathy for fellow colleagues and patients allows you to relate with them on a personal, emotional level. Healthcare leaders that hope to connect with their employees want them to feel valued and respected. Showing gratitude for team members and trying to understand their perspective, especially when they are facing day-to-day challenges, can help reinforce a healthy, empathetic working environment.