Executive Coaching Archive

Do leaders need courage?

It takes a lot of courage for a healthcare leader to address the challenges and complexity of the healthcare world.  Most people do not think of courage as a leadership competency.  They believe that courage is a ‘thing’ that we either have or do not have.  However, it is possible to build courage with practice. [&hellip

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Coaching vs. Training

Leadership Coaching is often confused with leadership training.  However, there is a distinct difference between training in leadership skills and coaching an executive or physician to become an effective leader. Of course, a leader needs concrete skills such as: Understanding models Best practices Processes Procedures Governmental regulations Running a business Specific dos and don’ts of [&hellip

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Essential skills to assure successful business combinations

As healthcare organizations grapple with the dramatic changes taking place on every front, one of the frequent responses is to enter into one of an array of possible business combinations with other parties. Those business combinations range from simple contracts to full mergers and acquisitions. What they have in common, though, is the desire to [&hellip

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Executive alignment

What is the best investment a healthcare organization can make right now?  Leadership Coaching. The best investment an organization can make right now to get executive alignment is leadership coaching for their executives and leadership development for physicians.  In addition to behavioral competencies, two other topics that need to be included in healthcare coaching are:  nursing [&hellip

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Accelerating the results of newly hired / promoted physician leaders

When an individual assumes a new or different leadership role they have a 40% chance of failure. That’s a disturbing statistic. Health systems and hospitals across the country recognize the critical role that physician leaders must play in transforming care delivery and are, therefore, committing significant resources to the recruitment and/or promotion of physician leaders. Unfortunately, [&hellip

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How executive coaching bridges gaps in leadership training

A MEDI executive coach’s take on how coaching bridges the gaps that are sometimes left by leadership training: I am regularly reminded of the value of healthcare executive coaching together with training, and the differences between them.  I frequently hear from people who have attended wonderful training programs where they learn great things, and are [&hellip

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MEDI’s commitment to client satisfaction

At MEDI, we take pride in our expertise and commitment to client satisfaction. We conduct ongoing client satisfaction research to ensure we are meeting the growing and changing needs of our clients. Our most recent research shows that MEDI continues to rank high in client satisfaction. 4.8 out of 5 – Overall Satisfaction 4.4 out [&hellip

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Transforming governance in healthcare organizations: why it should be on your agenda

Question: Is your governance model operating at peak performance? The healthcare industry is undergoing a complex transformation. Organizations are adapting to shifts in care delivery and reimbursement models, increased clinical integration, complex business relationships and governance structures, stringent regulations and rapid technological advancements. Despite all this change, most healthcare organizations haven’t focused on transforming governance [&hellip

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Moving from Autopilot to Leading with Intention

As executive coaches, we spend a lot of time on planes. I’m writing this at 30,000 feet which promoted me to think about autopilot. While autopilot is a helpful feature on an aircraft, being on autopilot can be dangerous for you as a leader. Did you know we spend about 95% of our time on [&hellip

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Why should physicians consider executive leadership coaching?

US hospitals are in a period of record-high CEO turnover. Mix that with the frequently-cited statistic that 2 out of 5 new CEOs (across all industries) fail within 18 months, and you have a significant challenge for physician leaders. American College of Physician Executives‘ report from June 2014 stated that approximately 5 percent of hospital [&hellip

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