Anyone Can Aspire to Be a Leader

February 24, 2017
DMD Staff

Leadership is an ability that some people believe dentists are naturally born with. According to Amy Morgan, CEO and owner of Pride Institute, this is a misnomer. She expressed that no matter what your personality style is, anyone can and should aspire to be a leader.

Leadership is an ability that some people believe dentists are naturally born with. According to Amy Morgan, CEO and owner of Pride Institute, this is a misnomer. She expressed that no matter what your personality style is, anyone can and should aspire to be a leader.

Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)

“Leadership being an ability that a dentist or anybody else is born with is a bit of a misnomer. Because, certainly, there’s personality characteristics that lend itself to charismatic communication or better influencing, but the fact of the matter is no matter what your personality style is, one can and should aspire to higher level leadership. Because all leadership means is getting in front of somebody. Being willing and courageous enough to get in front of a business, a team, an issue. And with authenticity and genuine understanding, be willing to take that and run with it. That’s what it’s all about to be a leader.

Now, the truth of the matter is that the personality styles that are most attracted to dentistry, they’re not necessarily the best communicators, the best change agents, and certainly low level conflict or confrontational people. So that doesn’t make it easy, but it’s still worth it.”

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