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.
Tricia Killingsworth and BS Pharm
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.
Jill advises us that building a successful team requires patience, thoughtful recruitment, and a purpose to champion.
Samuel (Sam) Vincent Calabrese
If you want to develop an outstanding team to assist in achieving a vision and reaching goals, you need to understand that it is not about you. Assembling a team that has talents that complement yours and those of each individual member is critical to your success.
Nicole J. Clark
Take every opportunity you have been given as an opportunity to learn and grow. Be a Rockstar!
Rita K. Jew
Be an inspired and innovative leader with integrity and compassion. Be on a continuous journey of learning, practicing, experimenting, and reflecting in order to perfect your leadership skills.
Lindsey B. (Poppe) Amerine
What you become involved with may not end up looking exactly like what you had planned, but being willing to put yourself out there and apply for a position opens the door for endless opportunities.
Andrew J. Donnelly
To move down your leadership path, take advantage of opportunities, take the lead on projects, learn from the leaders you work for, seek leadership positions in pharmacy organizations, determine your work–life integration, and give back to the profession.
John A. Armitstead
John is an accomplished healthcare leader with an outstanding list of contributions to advancing patient care and the pharmacy profession. He is also committed to the education, training, and professional development of others. Thus, he has trained more than 200 pharmacy residents and precepted more than 100 PharmD students. Today, continuous learning and education continue to be his passions.John shares his approach to team development through implementation and execution of one’s continuous development plan.
Jennifer M. Schultz
Successful leadership is all about your people. Invest in learning to successfully manage people, which is the most challenging skill to master, and you will have the most talented professionals wanting to be on your team.
The one constant in leadership is you. You must find what is gratifying, what keeps you going day in and day out, and what keeps you leading yourself and others. Ask yourself: What drives me every day? Why do I do this work of leadership? How can I focus on the positives of the work I do?
Sara J. White
Don’t be afraid to close one door because others will open. Have the courage to walk through some of them.
Kimberly M. Boler
My greatest takeaway from the PLA is that being an effective leader is not about power or pride but instead about presenting with an attitude to serve others. A key piece of advice that I share with technicians interested in stepping into a lead role is if you are not willing to work on yourself, take a good hard look at whether leadership is the direction for you.
Remember that change, although necessary for advancement, leads to a wide range of emotions. During times of change, you have responsibility for your response.