Leadership Essentials Program

Monthly topic schedule:

From August 2018 – May 2019, one topic will be covered per month (topics descriptions subject to change). Participants will be asked to view a 30–45 minute recorded lecture in advance of a live Q&A session with RLI faculty.

August 2018 — Rookie Leadership
Richard Duszak, MD, FACR, FRBMA
Many emerging leaders believe that they cannot assume leadership responsibilities without a formal title, but some of the most effective leaders are the ones who lead in a grassroots manner. This session will help emerging young leaders identify inner strengths and unique opportunities that will complement traditional organizational leadership.

September 2018 — Crucial Conversations
Alexander M. Norbash, MD, MHCM, FACR
In order for leaders to be successful, they must regularly engage in difficult, though crucial conversations. This session will focus on ways to identify when this is necessary, and how best to engage others in these important conversations.

October 2018 — Negotiations
Gregory Nicola, MD
Successful leaders in both private and academic practices regularly participate in negotiations, which can include equipment purchases and leases, employee hiring and hospital and other contracts. This session focuses on identifying mutual wins in every negotiation, and how to avoid common pitfalls in the negotiation process.

November 2018 — Constructing and Maintaining High-functioning Teams
Matthew Hawkins, MD
The hallmark of a leader is one who creates environments for success and can foster high-functioning teams — something that is not taught in traditional medical education. This session focuses on developing skills and tools that will help radiologists build and be a part of high-functioning teams, and establish shared goals and vision for the future.

December 2018 — Servant Leadership
Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FACR
The most effective leaders create environments for others to succeed, rather than simply delegating tasks, and seek to serve those that they lead. This session will outline basic principles of servant leadership.

January 2019 — Unconscious Bias
Carolyn Meltzer, MD, FACR
Humans all have biases that interfere with their ability to effectively identify, engage, and cultivate talent. This session will help emerging radiology leaders identify and acknowledge their own hidden biases and actively engage in practices to overcome them.

February 2019 — Change Management in Complex Organizations 
David B. Larson, MD, MBA
Inspiring highly-intelligent workers to adopt shared goals is challenging, but necessary, for organizational success. This session helps emerging radiology leaders identify challenges in bringing about change and skills to help most effectively transform institutional cultures and priorities by using basic principles from the science of performance improvement.

March 2019 — Personal Finance as It Relates to Leadership
Kurt A. Schoppe, MD
Radiology leaders are expected to be good stewards of increasingly scarce human and capital resources, yet few are formally trained to do so. Leading requires getting one’s own personal, financial house in order and translating those skills into practice to promote organizational success.

April 2019 — Developing Personal Well-Being and Resilience (“Protect the Asset”)
Cheri L. Canon, MD, FACR
Burnout is approaching crisis proportions in health care and for a variety of reasons, radiologists may be more vulnerable than other medical specialists. In order for leaders to be most successful, they need to identify the activities and behaviors that promote personal well-being and that promote fulfilling environments for their teams.

May 2019 — Personal Branding
Kristina Hoque, MD, PhD
Strong leaders are those who can effectively communicate a genuine and shared vision, and inspire others to execute that vision. This session explores how one's personal brand — uniquely crafted by the individual — can help promote their legitimacy as a leader and foster sustainability. 

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