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Influencing Commitment and Performance

The thought-provoking statement above was made in the final paragraph of “As Leaders, We Get What We Create or What We Allow,” an article Michael E. Frisina posted on LinkedIn earlier in the month. But it also begs a question: in a healthcare environment where technical skills are of the utmost importance, how do administrative and clinical leaders create a committed workforce to deliver quality care?

In his article, Frisina makes a case for the importance of connection in a leader’s ability to maximize employee engagement and drive performance. He states: “people never connect to the organization’s mission and vision until they first connect with their leader.”  He goes on to say that influential leaders demonstrate four vital strengths:

  • the drive to achieve results
  • the ability to take initiative and personal responsibility
  • cultivating collaboration and team building
  • continually connecting with people

The good news? None of these strengths are technical. Because these are behavioral-oriented performance strengths, Frisina believes each can be learned, applied and actively adjusted for leadership growth and success.

The great news? You can learn about affecting behavioral change directly from Frisina at ACHE’s Leading for Success: Creating a Committed Workforce, coming up this July and December. Discover first-hand the key behaviors required for engaging your teams to drive transformational change in your organization.

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