Decision making is inherently difficult, but it shouldn't occur in a vacuum. Health care leaders can develop their ability to make smart decisions through constant social exploration—the process of gathering, winnowing, and testing out ideas with other people. It allows leaders to tap into the "wisdom of the crowd, explains Alex Pentland, director of MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory.
Your Leadership Legacy
If health care leaders begin thinking of their legacy just before retirement, it is already too late. Instead, they must think of that big picture early in their career to help govern the everyday choices they make, the vision they set for their organization, and ultimately, the success they will achieve, says HBR author Robert. M. Galford.