Leadership Strategies to Guide You to Success
By Elizabeth Baxter, MS
By bolstering your leadership tool kit, this month’s featured resources can help you execute the strategies needed to take your practice to the next level.
2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
Taking place November 2-5, 2022, in Aurora, Colorado, PPS 2022 will be jam-packed with educational sessions. You can curate your own schedule of topics, and with coverage of private practice concerns in the areas of marketing, compliance, operations management, and more, you’ll be able to put together a schedule that will improve your knowledge — and, therefore, your leadership — in any areas you need to brush up on.
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HOW TO PERFORM A LEADERSHIP AUDIT
Even an experienced leader can benefit from taking stock of their practice’s current situation and examining areas that may need changes or improvements. This article from the February 2021 issue of Impact breaks down steps you can take to review the effectiveness of your leadership strategy, and it also includes two checklists you can use if you want to take a deeper dive into determining where you are now and where you’d like to be.
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LEADER, LEAD THYSELF
From PPS’s Business of PT series, this article can help you step back, consider different aspects of leadership, and think through your own strengths and challenges as you make a plan for any business concerns you need to address as you develop or hone your leadership skills. Be sure to download the PDF for customized considerations based on what type of PT you are!
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Volunteers are a critical component to APTA, and APTA Engage provides opportunities across both PPS and APTA. APTA Engage allows you to build a custom profile tailored toward your volunteering interests, maximizing your ability to give back to your community. What’s more, APTA Engage has a large list of opportunities to peruse at any time. Opt in, build your profile, and get started today.
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This resources list, curated by APTA’s Leadership Development Task Force, includes several options for pursuing leadership education and training, from a one-and-a-half day leadership academy for physical therapists to a year-long higher education fellowship. As when developing any skill, some outside guidance from an instructor can help give you perspective on how best to reach the next phase of your journey as a leader.
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Elizabeth Baxter, MS, is a staff writer for PPS who resides in New York City.