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The Truth Behind Physician Leaders: Study Reveals Personality Traits Required for Success

The Truth Behind Physician Leaders: Study Reveals Personality Traits Required for Success | eHealth - Social Business in Health | Scoop.it
A new survey finds physician leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry have more forceful personalities, typical of what you would see in business leaders, while leadership in hospitals tend to be more structured, thoughtful, deliberative and cautious.

It's easy to assume physician leaders are all cut from the same cloth. After all, each likely needed the same dose of drive, determination and decision-making to be in the position they're in today — right?

Contradicting popular belief, a recent study conducted by Caliper indicates physician leaders in a pharmaceutical industry versus a hospital setting don't just vary according to location; they’re also diverse when it comes to their personality traits.

Drawing on insights from the study, the below explores just what makes physician leaders similar and different — and why this information is critical to the future success of their organizations.

Study overview: Why traits matter
Evidence has shown that personality is a strong indicator of the types of individuals who are successful and able to take on executive-level roles. Moreover, it can also give insights into how executives lead their organizations. Therefore, the most recent study analyzing hospital physician leaders versus pharmaceutical physician leaders aimed to accomplish two things:

  • Identify the particular personality traits of physicians that lead to behaviors that demonstrate success. ..
  • Serve as a roadmap for recruiters in the pharmaceutical industry in identifying potential leaders and bringing on suitable candidates

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rob halkes's insight:

Hey,  Physicians do differ in relation wth the function they have.

We knew that, do we, but is is insightful to learn what the differences are. Interesting. But do not take it for granted in the individual case! That's an error easily made.

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2013 Digital Doctor Survey: The Results

2013 Digital Doctor Survey: The Results | eHealth - Social Business in Health | Scoop.it
As a service employed by large numbers of technically savvy doctors, ZocDoc is in a special position to understand the attitudes, opinions, and efforts of providers on the cutting edge of healthcare technology. Today, we are proud to release the results of our first annual Digital Doctor Survey, which will reveal ongoing developments and new trends among these digitally-connected physicians.

In the infographic below, we highlight some results from the 2013 survey. This includes insights into social media, online reviews, and practice management technology in digital doctors’ offices. Enjoy, and feel free to share within your networks!

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rob halkes's insight:

Although it is an inspection worthy infographic, my comment to it, about the possibility to inspect the survey's methodological merits, has still not been responded too. I wonder why?

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