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Thank you again to everyone who has contributed so far. Our series ends this week, but I hope everyone benefits from the wisdom shared on this forum!

Our question today centers on "being the voice." In medicine (and other professions) we frequently fall into team formations with one leader at the head. This may not always be a formal role, but some degree of organization and leadership is required to make any enterprise successful. In medicine, this is particularly important -- if not vital -- in countless scenarios such as codes, operating rooms, care coordination, etc.

What allows someone's voice to stand out (literally and figuratively) as the leader of a team or group? When you are leading, do you act 100% naturally, or do you try to adjust your communication, style or behavior to embody a particular persona that you find most effective for the team?