Surgeons are known for their technical skills medical expertise and the ability to perform under pressure. A growing number of healthcare professionals are recognizing that Social Intelligence skills are also an important part of success. As reported in the Vascular Specialist, the official publication of the SVS, it is critical for physicians to understand behavioral preferences to most effectively interact with and lead others.
The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) included a workshop on SOCIAL STYLE as part of its 2014 annual meeting in Boston. At the request of Dr. Bhagwan Satiani, Director of The Ohio State University Medical Faculty Leadership Institute, and a member of the SVS leadership committee, TRACOM created a customized SOCIAL STYLE session for the vascular physicians in attendance. According to Dr. Satiani, “the concepts of SOCIAL STYLE are easy to understand and use. They quickly generate high performance in an environment where speed is often crucial.”
At a professional conference where medical practitioners learned about the latest research in their field, the Society for Vascular Surgery Leadership Committee also held a three-hour postgraduate course on leadership and SOCIAL STYLE.
“The significance of knowing your own SOCIAL STYLE as well as the ability to recognize others’, and the concept of versatility were demonstrated. It is critical for you as a current and future physician leader to first know yourself in order to better interact with and lead others.” – contributor of the Vascular Specialist.
The 2014 SOCIAL STYLE workshop was so well-received that the SVS leadership committee has asked TRACOM to develop two 90-minute workshops for the 2015 conference. Development of the workshop content will be a collaborative effort and will add the Behavioral EQ Model to the core SOCIAL STYLE content.
The TRACOM Cares program partners with academic institutions and non-profit organizations to deliver TRACOM’s Social Intelligence suite which includes SOCIAL STYLE, Behavioral EQ, and Adaptive Mindset for Resiliency programs.