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Reacting vs leading – how do pharmacists stay ahead as leaders to prevent returning to the ‘labcoat’?

The difference between elites in any category is less than one per cent. The best of the best out-perform their colleagues across many measures of success, but in the end, what separates the greatest from the good pile lies in the fine details.

Good leaders react well consistently to industry challenge. They are part of teams that fix stuff. Those leaders and those teams consistently find their way out of trouble and survive. They operate defensively, forever chasing success that has already been spoken for by their competitor.

To break away from the merely good organizations, the great ones lead. How? They lead in the details. They operate with limitless humility to offer absolute autonomy while instilling relentless systems and structure that define a culture for success. They operate with a commitment to continue improving daily. This decisive discipline allows them to stay true to their core values while forever improving their fringes.

While comparing themselves to no one else, their esoteric grit allows them to constantly grind away at new self-improvement practices. They think about the future, they plan, they predict. They rationally change the game of their industry, forcing others to react to the precedent they set. They exhibit an elemental belief in themselves, their teams and in what got them to where they are in the first pleace. They are first to new success by operating proactively, comparing themselves as the gold standard benchmark.

Good leaders react.

Great leaders lead. They do this because they are layered.

The masterpiece of great leadership manifests in the interplay of the seven dimensions. We will not always portray them in full strength, but our most powerful products come from teams which are led by leaders capable of manifesting their many dimensions more days than not.

Let me leave you with this question: How can your dimensions propel your pharmacy toward greatness?

Catch up with pharmacist Jason Chenard on LinkedIn @ Jason Chenard or on Instagram @layeredleadership.



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