Leadership in Interesting Times

rubingThis post contributed by Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD, MBA, FACR, professor of radiology and bioengineering at Duke University and board member of the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI).

The old saying goes “may you live in interesting times.” With new alternative payment models, government regulation and budgets often stretched to the breaking point, these are certainly interesting times for radiology and radiologists. And the need for strong local leadership in radiology has never been greater.

I can’t encourage you strongly enough to take advantage of the resources that the ACR offers to help seasoned leaders, those now entering leadership and those thinking that they might want to serve in a leadership capacity.

The Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) Summit kicks off this week. I invite you to look into attending next year. However, if you can’t make that, the RLI offers a host of online resources to help — no matter where you fall on the leadership ladder.

Also, you might have seen my recent article on Auntminnie.com with hints to help newly minted department leaders succeed as they seek to garner hospital resources to replace aging equipment or grow new programs. It links back to RLI podcasts that can help in any number of scenarios.

The point is: ACR resources are there to help you. But they can’t help, if you don’t use them.

  • Are you new to radiology leadership? Do you have any tips for those looking to become radiology leaders?
  • Are there any tools you found particularly useful?

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