Speaker: Richard Casey, Head of Clinical Development, Blue Cross/Senior Vice President, VMG
The need for leadership development has never been more urgent. Veterinary practices and businesses of all shapes and sizes are realising that to survive in today’s brittle, anxious, complex, and perplexing business world, they need leadership skills and organisational capabilities different from those that helped them succeed in the past. But let’s be honest – how good was leadership training in the days gone by either?
Brilliant leadership can be the difference between outstanding organisational performance and disappointing failure. Great leaders steer organisations to success, inspire and motivate followers, and provide a moral compass for employees to set direction. They spearhead change, drive innovation, and communicate a compelling vision for the future. But are leaders born or made? It’s a question that underpins one of the longest-running debates in leadership development, whether it is possible to teach someone to be a great leader or not.
In this session we will explore some of the traditional leadership skills that are still as relevant today as they were in years gone by. We’ll move onto understanding the knowledge, skills, and behaviours that have become essential for success today, before concluding our journey by mapping learning methods to the appropriate learning need, and preferred style of the learner.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain the knowledge, skills and behaviours exhibited by excellent veterinary leaders
- Identify their own strengths and weaknesses against the VMG’s Leadership Standards Framework and how this may be used for assessing a team’s current abilities
- Describe a talent development plan which covers all forms of leadership – both traditional line management and the new trend for sharing leadership responsibility across the whole team.
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