Executive Report  |   July 2016
The Meaning of Leadership
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  • Paul Pomerantz
    Chief Executive Officer
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Executive Report   |   July 2016
The Meaning of Leadership
ASA Monitor 07 2016, Vol.80, 10-11.
ASA Monitor 07 2016, Vol.80, 10-11.
There is so much turbulence and change in health care these days – system consolidation, changes in payment, technology, consumerism and challenges to physician scope of practice – that it is sometimes difficult not to get overwhelmed, even pessimistic about the future.
What I see, however, is another parallel, promising trend. Leveraging change requires leadership. In earlier, more stable times, you seldom saw physicians embracing leadership roles. Now, physicians seem to embrace these roles at an unprecedented rate. I have worked with many specialties, and I believe anesthesiologists are uniquely suited to leadership roles. This is for a variety of reasons:
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