Leadership: What Are We Looking For?

Improving the search committee process

In his regular column in Oncology Times, Chair of Physician Leadership and Development and former Chair of Taussig Cancer Institute Brian Bolwell, MD, FACP, explores topics critical to leading providers in today’s healthcare environment. As head of Cleveland Clinic’s Executive Physician Leadership and Development program, Dr. Bolwell asks steering committees to answer the following questions in order to standardize the process of hiring physician leaders:

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  • What qualities are we looking for?
  • What type of experience is desirable?
  • How familiar should the candidates be about fundamental leadership qualities?
  • What evaluation tools and interview questions should we use to learn more about the candidate?

To read Dr. Bolwell’s insights and answers, see his full column.