of leadership well when he said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn
more, do more and become more, you are a
leader.” 10 As medical imaging leaders we
have the responsibility to be intentional in
our efforts, imparting intentional influence
on those we lead and achieving common
goals while also ensuring our followers are
successful in their endeavors. Only by inspiring others to dream more and learn more,
convincing others they are capable of doing
more and becoming more, and ensuring individual and organizational success through
our intentional efforts and influence do we
truly meet the definition of a leader.
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Bill Johnson is contributing as a guest columnist.
He is the director of diagnostic services at Summa
Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in Wadsworth, OH. Bill
holds a master’s degree in business administration from
the University of Akron in Akron, OH and a bachelor’s
degree in allied health from Malone University in Canton,
OH. He has been a registered radiologic technologist since
1978, has held various leadership positions in medical
imaging since 1993, and passed the inaugural CRA exam
in 2002. Bill has presented for the AHRA annual meeting,
spring conference, and webinars on employee
engagement, patient satisfaction, managing
inappropriate workplace behavior, and patient safety. He
can be contacted at Wjohnson@wrhhs.org.