This unit will challenge participants to critically evaluate elements that lead to success in the field of HIT. The changing role of leadership will be explored. Leadership has taken on new requirements as we have moved through the information and biotech ages into the conceptual age where the knowledge worker is being continually replaced by the conceptual leadership at every level in organizations. The expansive role of leadership that requires each team player to be prepared to “carry the torch” and lead others is a fundamental building block for HIT teams. Participants will investigate leadership behavior across HIT platforms, identify key leadership skills, and demonstrate personal abilities across those skill areas as related to HIT teams.