Realize that effective leaders, especially medication safety leaders, need to have a solid understanding of “how the work gets done” at every level. This is important to build credibility with your team as well as to design effective medication-use process interventions to reduce or eliminate harm from medication errors.
Leadership: Learn as You Go
Nicole L. Mollenkopf
Leadership Values: HEART
Richard (Ricky) K. Ogden, Jr.
Define what your leadership values are and strive to live them day in and day out.
Leading for Engagement
Yanela shares her belief that transformation requires an engaged staff empowered to think outside the box. She also shares her learnings regarding leadership roles in promoting engagement.
Leading When You’re Not Really Sure That You Want to
Elisabeth (Liz) M. Simmons
Yes, we can lead when called upon and find fulfillment in opportunities even when we might not think the opportunity is right.
Lessons Learned Along the Journey
Brandy S. Snyder
Seize opportunities that are presented to you, both professionally and personally.
Lessons Learned by a Reluctant Leader
Nicole (Nikki) Wilson
Nikki has devoted her entire pharmacy career to caring for patients with infectious diseases (ID) and managing antimicrobial stewardship programs. She enjoys her clinical practice and advancing the care of patients with ID, and she is committed to the quality education of pharmacy students and residents.Nikki shares her journey as a reluctant leader and how she discovered that taking care of a team can be as rewarding as taking care of patients.
Letters from Leaders in Pharmacy
Advice from Pharmacy Leadership Academy Graduates, Faculty, and Mentors
Sara J. White, Susan Teil Boyer, and Bruce E. Scott
My Leadership Career: Learn to Step Outside Your Plan
Tricia Killingsworth and BS Pharm
To pursue your leadership career, find mentors, be nimble, be in it for your right reasons, understand the importance of culture and organizational design, give back, and find balance.
My Leadership Journey: It’s About the People!
Michael F. Powell
Create an environment that focuses on developing people to create a powerful voice for pharmacy. In the end, it really is about the people you surround yourself with.
Never Say Never
Jill advises us that building a successful team requires patience, thoughtful recruitment, and a purpose to champion.