• Molly Ramsay

Building a Successful Team with Tracy Farnsworth

Episode Summary

The best leaders develop relationships of trust. This is what Dr. Tracy Farnsworth has been doing throughout his career. With a passion for people, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. In his years of experience, he has taught them that leadership is not innate, it can be learned and polished.

In this episode, Dr. Tracy delivers the best advice towards team leadership and how to start improving this in the workplace. Join this conversation to get to know a true leader: Dr. Tracy Fanrsworth.

Today’s Guest - Tracy Farnsworth

Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016.

Dr. Farnsworth is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He received Masters’s Degree in Business and Health Services Administration from Arizona State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at ISU.

Prior to his transition to higher education, Dr. Farnsworth assumed various Hospital CEO and executive-level appointments with Intermountain Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West, the City of Hope National Medical Center, and other public and private healthcare organizations.

A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dr. Farnsworth has written and spoken widely on subjects related to hospital and health systems performance improvement, healthcare reform, medical education, healthcare leadership/governance.

Source: https://www.isu.edu/mha/meet-the-faculty/

Key Take-Aways

  • Be open to the winds of opportunity whenever and wherever they appear.

  • Cohesive teams take decisions quickly.

  • The team leader sets the tone for the conversation between them

  • There are four levels of leadership: personal mastery, interpersonal mastery, team mastery, and system mastery.

  • Leadership can be learned.

  • Leaders have also a profound sense of self-awareness.

  • When scheduling a team meeting, have a clear agenda of the things you want and need to address.


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