Leaders lead, they don't wait for the right time to lead.
At DaVita, our culture and traditions grew organically. That was very intentional.
DaVita’s culture shows our leadership team’s focus has been on creating a strong and positive, values-based organization where all levels of the organization have an emotional commitment to its success. The foundation was the Mission, Vision and Core Values. Let’s take the Core Values as an example. Many companies have core values, the difference is that at DaVita we truly live and breathe them each day. We evaluate Core Values when we recruit, as part of our performance reviews and the highest honor you can receive is a Core Value Award.
A community produces what it honors most. As a leader, you would be that local example of our culture, Mission, Vision and Core Values to teammates. Are you the one to speak the dream and encourage others to buy-in?
Kent Thiry, DaVita’s chairman and CEO, told a Stanford Graduate School of Business audience, "If you want to learn more about leadership, learn more about human beings, starting with yourself." He also explained, "Leadership is a function of behavior, so don't fall into the trap of 'well, I can't really be a leader until they promote me to vice president. Leaders lead, regardless of the time or place.”
Leadership is a skill and DaVita’s high feedback culture to help you fine tune that skill and you can expect that we will help you grow and develop as a leader:
We focus on both personal and professional growth
Directors and above participate in a program called Reality 101 where they are able to spend time in a dialysis center working side-by-side with clinical teammates
We pay for performance and results