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Three Big Reasons Why Leaders Fail

Published Online: Monday, July 9, 2012
Good bosses are often brought down by avoidable failings, according to Timothy F. Bednarz. Among the chief offenders: self-imposed limitations such as ethical inconsistency or indecisiveness; failures of understanding, such as strategic shortsightedness; and inflexibility and unwillingness to welcome different perspectives.
“Leaders need to take preventative action to make sure they do not succumb to these shortcomings,” Bednarz writes.
As I read this newsletter, I did my own self assessment as to whether I exhibited these shortcomings in my own leadership style. But I am more interested in how our readers think about the pharmacy managers they have experienced.
Do you think pharmacy is blessed with good leaders?
Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times
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This blog focuses on what our Editor-in-Chief sees as the future of pharmacy.
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Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, is the Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Eckel is a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves as executive director of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

In this blog, Eckel will provide commentary on relevant issues impacting pharmacists and pharmacy professionals, including the merging of pharmacy benefit managers, the implications of health care reform, the conversion of major drugs from prescription to over-the-counter, trends in pharmacy careers, and opioid abuse. He will also discuss legislative issues that impact pharmacists, and comment on the evolving role of the pharmacist.
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