Future hospital leaders: Prepare millennials to take the reins




Trustee takeaways

“The good news in terms of identifying successful millennial leaders is that they are not significantly different from successful leaders in other generations,” says Cindy Roark, M.D., president and CEO of Synergy Population Health. Members of this group, though, do come with some of their own quirks. They often look to others — and their own leaders — to:

  1. Communicate the “why” for any decision or project.
  2. Make an attempt to make everyone feel part of the process.
  3. Facilitate collaboration on projects that would have been autonomous in the past.
  4. Allow for and be a part of team building and camaraderie.
  5. Allow for flexibility to address work-life balance.
  6. Provide continual feedback.
  7. Provide praise.
  8. Develop and support a social responsibility strategy in the organization.

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