379. What High-Level Physicians Can Teach Us About Leadership with Dr. Richard Winters

Dec 12, 2022 | 0 comments

Dr. Richard Winters is a career physician out of the Mayo Clinic focusing on emergency medicine, having served as managing partner for the Democratic Physician Group, department chair of an emergency department, president of an 800-physician medical staff, and CEO and founder of a startup care organization.

Dr. Richard has most recently grown into the role of a trainer, executive coach, and developer of future leaders. He dives into how he leverages the skills he’s seen in his career environment to help new and developing leaders sharpen their skills.

We talk about what it means to create a shared reality, how to identify the fears and worries of your team, and how to infuse a shared vision of what success looks like.

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We talk about:

  • The parallels between being a good physician and a good leader
  • The importance of collaboration in good leaders
  • Questioning best practices and assumptions
  • Intentionally acknowledging your fears and doubts
  • Creating a shared reality in the workplace

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