Orloffs Remembered at Dinner and Lecture on “Surgical Leadership: Lessons Learned”
November 30, 2019–Oftentimes, leaders are thought to be lone warriors who depend on an innate sense of heroism to pave the way. But according to Layton “Bing” Rikkers, MD, FACS, that’s not how a true leader behaves.
Dr. Rikkers is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as the A.R. Curreri Professor of Surgery and Chairman from 1996-2009. He has, in addition, led a long-time leadership training through the American College of Surgeons. Late last month Dr. Rikkers presented the UC San Diego Department of Surgery Marshall J. Orloff Lecture on “Surgical Leadership: Lessons Learned,” which deconstructed the qualities of a good leader as reflected in two books Dr. Rikkers considers to be personally influential: “Primal Leadership” by Daniel Goleman and “Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun” by Wess Roberts.