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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: G. John Benson, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This small paperback book is unique in the veterinary field in that it focuses solely on developing individual leadership qualities and team building. The author draws on his vast experience working with the AAHA and as a consultant to more than 1200 veterinary practices to provide a comprehensive view of the values and skills needed to lead the veterinary health care team of today.
Purpose: The purpose is to expose and classify the skills and values necessary in the leader of the health care team. The author's premise is that to be successful, there must be a combination of business management basics and integrative concepts of leadership that build the health care team.
Audience: The text is written for the practitioner, but students would be well advised to read this text to become an effective team member.
Features: The text is clearly written and illustrated. At the end of each of its four chapters is a review of the main points. The suggested reading list is comprehensive without being overwhelming and includes a suggested minimum library for those seeking the leadership advantage. The glossary is a positive addition to the text. Included in the text and appendix are numerous evaluations for the leader and the team to use in ongoing assessment of strengths and weaknesses and to aid in establishing the continuous quality improvement attitude and process.
Assessment: This book is a valuable addition to the veterinarian's professional library.