Good Leadership is About Team

Many of you reading this blog are healthcare IT leaders or would like to become healthcare IT leaders. The key to amazing leadership is learning quickly that you can’t do everything alone. The only way you’ll be successful in healthcare IT is if you have an amazing team.

I came across this quote today which summarizes the essence of what a good leader does:

Healthcare Leadership

Certainly we’ve all heard the stories of leaders that are selfish and somehow made it to the top. From my experience, those leaders don’t last very long. The very best leaders are those who focus more on advancing the team than worrying about their own well being or glory. Ironically, many of those who focus on their team end up doing very well and enjoy much of the glory.

If you’re a leader or aspiring to be a leader, consider whether you’re selfless and put your team before yourself.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.