Gain Leadership Tips from the Experts at KCMS Book Study Group

Join with leaders in the Kansas City medical community for a five-week Leadership Book Study beginning October 6. Under the facilitation and expert guidance of Sarah Hon, DO, FAAN, and Betty Drees, MD, FACP, FACE, participants each week will read and discuss two leadership articles from the book HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership. Sessions will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. over Zoom. The program has been approved for 5 CME credits.

Goals of the Leadership Book Study are:

  • Build your own toolbox of leadership skills
  • Apply new leadership skills to your own personal situation
  • Develop a professional network of colleagues who are existing and emerging physician leaders

A member of the KCMS Board of Directors, Dr. Hon is president of Meritas Health Neurology and is associate professor and chair of the Division of Neurology at Kansas City University. A KCMS past president, Dr. Drees served from 2001-2014 as dean of the School of Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine; today in addition to her UMKC duties, she is president of the Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

Register now to events@kcmedicine.org for this outstanding opportunity to learn from two highly regarded physician leaders.

Articles to Be Discussed at Each Session

October 6

  • “Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?”
  • “What Makes an Effective Executive”

October 13

  • “The Triumph of Humility & Fierce Resolve”
  • “What Makes a Leader?”

October 20

  • “Transformations of Leadership”
  • “What Leaders Really Do”

October 27

  • “Discovering Your Authentic Leadership”
  • “The Work of Leadership”

November 3

  • “In Praise of the Incomplete Leader”
  • “Crucibles of Leadership”

Annual Meeting Set for Tuesday, October 26

In person — at J. Riegers. Watch for further announcements.


Medical Society Leadership Council and Board Meeting 2021 Schedule

The following meetings will take place over Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Medical Society Leadership Council
Monday, January 25, 2021
Monday, April 26
Monday, July 26
Monday, September 20

Medical Society Board of Directors
Monday, February 22
Monday, May 24
Monday, August 23
Monday, November 29