L 101 Lesson 1: What Makes a Leader?
No matter your position or formal title, you can be a leader. In this course, you’ll learn that leadership isn’t a position of authority — it’s an action. And you’ll learn how to persuade different types of people and build enough unity to move forward.
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Describe leadership as an action, not a formal position of authority.
2. Explain the importance of gathering objective data about a problem and seeking solutions.
3. Discuss the importance of engaging stakeholders at different levels of an organization's hierarchy to address systems problems.
Contributors
Author(s):
Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH, Professor, Harvard University Medical School View Profile
Chris Grant, MD, Health Foundation & IHI Fellow/Consultant in Critical Care, Aintree University Hospital View Profile
Holly Oh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Dimock Community Health Center View Profile
Jim Reinertsen, MD, President, The Reinertsen Group View Profile
Editor(s):
Michael Briddon, MA, Editorial Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Laura Fink, Senior Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
James Moses, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.