The Leader's Compass for Medical Professionals, Robert M. Underwood, MD, MHCDS and Dennis F. Haley
Here's the challenge: While physicians are highly skilled in the clinical care arena, they rarely have the formal leadership training they need for the new roles they're being asked to take on. They're trained to be rugged individualists steeped in the hard science of medicine—but they also must be team players with soft skills that enable them to empower, influence, and motivate.
The Leader's Compass for Medical Professionals brings this dilemma to life in a compelling and readable way. Authors Robert M. Underwood, MD, MHCDS, and Dennis F. Haley tell the story of Dr. Adam Phillips, a surgeon who has a daunting leadership role practically thrust upon him. Watching Dr. Phillips navigate the pitfalls and peaks of this journey—guided by one of his patients, a retired U.S. Army colonel who becomes his mentor—both enlightens and entertains.
Geared toward mid-career women, the Dream Big Book Club aims to help physicians learn to lead their own life in all realms both personal and professional, as well as teach them to be strategic and intentional in their career.