Wednesday, February 05, 2014 From CSM: Leadership Necessary to Make APTA Vision a Reality Everyone has the potential to lead—and the responsibility to do so, John Lowman, PT, PhD, CCS, told attendees at the Recognition Ceremony for Clinical Specialists of the American Board of Physical Specialties (ABPTS) at CSM 2014 on February 3. Lowman cited traits and responsibilities of leaders, then described the findings of leadership expert Jim Collins, author of Good to Great. Collins found that while the best leaders all had the necessary management skills, they also had a combination of personal humility and professional will. Although some people may seem to be born with heroic leadership abilities, Lowman insisted that leadership can be learned, even later in life, and can be developed through making wise choices. He said that heroic leadership will be necessary for APTA’s vision to become reality, “Leadership is not a lab coat you can take off at the end of the day,” he said. More details on Lowman's remarks can be found in the daily CSM report available online.