CREATE A LEADERSHIP LEGACY (L2) BY DEVELOPING A PHARMACY PRACTICE VISION
Objective: This article explores the importance of having a vision within pharmacy practice to create a Leadership Legacy (L2). This is shown through the study of current literature and data gathered by the researcher from prominent pharmacists who hold or have held national positions within the profession. The article includes a leadership vision activity that pharmacists can implement.
Setting: The research was conducted through extensive one hour interviews with national and international pharmacist practitioners. This data was reviewed for themes and the highlights of the results from four U.S. pharmacists are provided in the article. Practice description: Pharmacists who hold or have held national positions within the profession share their thoughts on their Leadership Legacy (L2). The information pertaining to their specific vision is incorporated into the article.
Practice intervention: A vision can guide a pharmacist’s practice and provide ways to navigate goals and outcomes within the profession. Evaluation: Four US pharmacists were asked about their Leadership Legacy (L2). The aspects of an L2 include vision, foundation, intentional focus, meaningful relationships, resiliency, and sustainability. The qualitative data and comments provided by the pharmacists explore their ideas and ways they have incorporated a vision into professional practice.
Results: The pharmacists interviewed offered insight into how their specific visions, as well as how they incorporated it into their professional lives. These highlights include wisdom from the various pharmacists and ways to continuously improve the profession in various areas with a vision.
Conclusion: Incorporating a vision into practice can allow a pharmacist to have a focus for the intended future. It is a way to ensure that the practice and profession are on track for better outcomes for patients.