Veterinary leadership

On May 2, I will be presenting a webinar for the Webinar Vet UK, titled The Leader Who Isn’t: Learn the Common Behaviours that Erode Your Credibility and Success as a Leader in Practice.

The modern veterinary practice is staffed by people of varying age, skill level, experience and motivations.

The challenge is to manage the differing styles of people and lead them to create a cohesive team that achieves the desired outcomes. 

Leadership is a skill that doesn’t come naturally for many people.

Unfortunately, there may be behaviours exhibited by the leadership team which actually erode trust and cause disengagement, frustration and stress in the workplace.

The Gallup 2017 U.S. State of the Workplace Report found that only 1/3 of U.S employees are engaged in their work and workplace.  Gallup also found that only 21% of employees strongly agree their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.  Employees have little belief in their company’s leadership.

While these figures are from the U.S. and may not directly be applicable to the veterinary profession, it still is an indication of how leadership is falling short in many areas in businesses.

Effective leaders who influence and inspire individuals, understand the differing needs of the individual, have team members who feel trusted, appreciated and valued.  The individual is able to grow and learn and retain passion for their career which has a benefit on the morale of the rest of the team.

If you would like to attend this webinar, follow the link here.