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Why Leadership Isn’t a Skill, it’s a Process says Bryan Bennett

April 22, 2019

podcast-twitter-bennett.jpgThe one-size-fits-all approach to leadership development offered by other programs doesn’t consider an individual’s personality and capabilities. You can’t learn ‘skill x’ one day and expect to be a better leader the next. True leadership growth requires ongoing development and feedback.

What is billed as leadership development today is usually focused on leadership as a skill. It actually is a process that must be prescribed and practiced every day using the same approach taken by professional athletes worldwide for decades.

Added to this is the confusing advice on what is needed to be a good leader, when, in actuality, all that is needed is for the leader to be them self. Leadership is a process that must be practiced every day like a maintenance drug using the same approach taken by professional athletes worldwide for decades.

About, Bryan Bennett

Professor Bennett is the founder and Executive Director of the Healthcare Center of Excellence, a privately-funded research, training and advisory organization established to help healthcare organizations transition to be more analytics-focused.

Bryan is also an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and Judson University, where he develops and teaches courses in business analytics, leadership and marketing to international and domestic students both online and in the classroom.

He is the author of the books, Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare: Curing the Challenges Facing Today’s Healthcare Leaders and Competing on Healthcare Analytics: The Foundational Approach to Population Health Analytics both available on Amazon and at healthcarecoe.org. His upcoming book, The Path to Professional Leadership, which examines leadership in other challenging industries, is expected to be published 2nd Quarter 2019.

Professor Bennett is a highly requested international speaker on the strategic implementation and use of analytics in healthcare, leadership and population health management. Bryan has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from Butler University. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Data Scientist, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Adjunct Faculty Educator.

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