Leadership skills are not something that I believe most of us a born with. Therefore, I truly believe that they need to be developed. Some of us may have been fortunate to grow up with a parent or grandparent who exhibited leadership skills for us to model, thus giving some a more natural ability to lead groups than others. Either way, true leadership comes from training and experience. Drilling down to develop these five leadership skills will prove to be effective for private practice owners who want to build a company culture with high morale and a well-organized structure for people to follow.
Episode at a glance:
- You must have the desire to want to see others around you do well and be successful.
- As a leader, you must be able to communicate your intentions clearly so that your purpose and desired products always come across to your team members.
- One of the most important aspects of communication involves your ability to allow others to be heard and duplicated fully, ending with an acknowledgment.
- Great leaders understand that transparency breeds trust and no matter what; anything less than 100% honesty is unacceptable.
- Effective team leaders know when it’s time to lead and when it’s time to follow.
- Good leaders will take the time to build relationships both in and out of the practice.
Brian Gallagher, PT is the founder and CEO of MEG Business Management, LLC. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation and 19 years in business and specializes in Physical Therapy practice management and executive coaching nationwide. As a licensed business management consultant, Brian has helped hundreds of business owners nationwide improve their business operations through proper restructuring to achieve improved systems of efficiency and productivity as well as marketing and sales with effective public relations which have proven results for double-digit growth year-over-year with businesses around the country.