Jeff Jankowski featured as Spotlight Member of the Month
Redbud Physical Therapy Chief Executive Officer featured as the PPS Impact Spotlight Member of the Month for April!
Jeff Jankowski, PT, ATC, is the chief executive officer of Redbud Physical Therapy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He can be reached at [email protected].
Practice, location: Northeast Oklahoma
Size of practice: 15 locations, 73 employees
Years in practice: 22 total years in physical therapy, 11 in private practice setting
Most influential book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
How do you like to spend your free time? I spend a lot of time with my family. My daughter is a senior in high school and my son is a freshman. I spend a lot of time coaching their teams and attending their activities. We also like to ride bikes along the Arkansas River and go hiking with our Golden Retrievers.
What do you like most about your job? Helping other young leaders grow and being able to nurture and develop them as leaders.
What do you like least about your job? That’s a tough question because I love my job. I think the biggest challenge and opportunity in the job is competing against the larger hospital systems that are actively expanding their outpatient PT [physical therapy] presence and trying to control the referral patterns for the physicians that work for them.
Describe your management style: I like to lead with a coaching style approach with my team. It certainly depends on the situation, and at times management styles may intermix, but I most often utilize coaching as my go to strategy.
Best way you keep a competitive edge: Keeping all staff and leaders accountable for their responsibilities helps the business not get complacent in our day-to-day interactions. My friend David Browder says that each month in PT is like a hole in the game of golf. It doesn’t matter how good or bad your last hole (or month) was, we get a chance on the first day of the next month to start over and work on a good score.
How do you measure your success? My great-uncle left our family with a message on his deathbed and said, “Go make a difference in the world.” I believe that success is a journey and not a destination and strive in every relationship, employment situation, or board position to leave it better off than when I started.
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