5 leadership lessons from Mayo Clinic's Dr. Richard Winters

As issues such as physician burnout and turnover rates continue to grow, leaders must adapt their leadership style to address changes and problems. Richard Winters, MD, an emergency physician at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and director of leadership development at the Mayo Clinic Care Network, told Forbes  in a Dec. 2 report five lessons for leadership to address issues within the workplace.

Here are Dr. Winter's five points summed up:

  1. Create a shared vision. Dr. Winters suggests making team-based decisions focusing on the whole, not just those in charge.
  2. Discover blind spots within your team. Leaders should work to address misinformation and rumors within their team.
  3. Consider factors other leaders might miss. Dr. Winters recommends leaders remain conscious of their team's fears and worries in order to address them quickly.
  4. Identify burnout. Addressing burnout is essential for leaders to avoid professional and personal costs, including lower productivity and high turnover rates.
  5. Stop "quiet quitting." Dr. Winters advises that more active and engaging leadership can prevent "quiet quitting." Leaders can be more active by encouraging and empowering their employees.



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