Empathy Is The Most Important Applicant Trait, According to This CEO
In the booming healthcare industry, innovation and cutting-edge skill are in high demand. However, success hinges on one key trait and it’s not something that can be taught in a classroom or learned from a book. According to Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, CEO of Center for Vein Restoration, empathy is the trait he looks for in job applicants and can make or break an interview.
“Subject matter can be taught but qualities like work ethic, the ability to use the changing winds to one’s advantage, team before self and (in our field) most importantly empathy towards a patient is something that must be inherent in anyone we evaluate for a career at CVR.”
The ability to understand people and share their feelings is not only essential for clinicians, but it’s also the trait Dr. Lakhanpal relies on as a leader. It is at the core of why he’s been named one of the 2019 Top CEOs in America. Among chief executives recognized by employees of small and medium-s… Read More