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The Executive’s Role in Fostering Resilient, Adaptive Leaders

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    Covid-19 illuminated the fact that the current way we are asking our health care leaders to operate is not sustainable. While they have demonstrated tremendous resilience in response to the pandemic, many are experiencing burnout or leaving health care altogether. Moreover, leaders must continue to operate in an increasingly uncertain and volatile environment well beyond the end of the pandemic. This reality requires adaptive leaders who practice and model self-awareness and vulnerability, prioritize taking time away to restore themselves, and take risks to lead their teams through uncertainty.

    Read on for three strategies executives should take to foster an environment that supports and reinforces these leadership behaviors.

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