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Why Doctors Need Leadership Training

Harvard Business

Although medical trainees spend years learning about physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry, there are few formal avenues through which trainees learn fundamental leadership skills, such as how to lead a team, how to confront problem employees, how to coach and develop others, and how to resolve conflict. Assessment systems should also be developed to mitigate biases that downplay or disregard women’s and minorities’ leadership capabilities. STOCK4B-RF/Getty Images.