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Executive Coaching
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain Having a clear sense of purpose is a powerful motivator. One of the best resources I provide people is teaching them how to gain clarity around what they are trying to...
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There is no shortage of leadership definitions. In fact, a search on Amazon reveals well over 60,000 book titles on leadership, alone. No doubt many, if not all, of the authors hold and define their own description of the discipline. At the risk of adding to this mix, I would like to discuss mine. My...
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A Coach can be the Catalyst to Support Your Shift to Transformational Leadership You know many healthcare executives and clinical leaders. In fact, if you’re reading this, chances are you are one. Most likely you’re already successful, have developed a set of strong competencies, and are even producing measurable and positive outcomes. Even so, do...
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“He saw me and changed course.”   A friend and fellow executive leadership coach, Will,* shared a story that was more than 25 years old. This memory of a moment has shaped him as an individual and a coach. It was an interaction between him and a transformational leader. He was stationed in the Middle...
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Practical Steps to Take Control of Your Life One of the most pervasive issues in my coaching practice is the struggle leaders have to achieve work-life integration.  I choose those words deliberately instead of using the typical phrase “work-life balance” as balance implies giving up some of one thing in order to get more of...
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Many effective leaders are very good at identifying their vision, goals, and strategy for their organization.  Next, they set out to design an organizational structure that will help drive their strategy.  However, what is often overlooked is that a negative culture can make it nearly impossible to implement an excellent strategy. Although an organizational strategy...
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In this third post, in my series on effective leadership, I want to single out the Three Secrets to Energy Management. Leadership is harder than it looks to those who’ve never tried it.  It exacts a real toll in mental and emotional energy that must be methodically recharged to avoid burnout. Effective leaders, like world-class athletes,...
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In my last post, I revealed that you only have around 100 hours of discretionary time to fulfill all your hopes, dreams, ambitions and desires in your life.  How you use them should be viewed as an investment in what really matters to you. Leadership is harder than it looks to those who’ve never tried...
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I ask this question regularly of my executive coaching clients, most of whom are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.  It’s a question that quickly cuts to the heart of the matter. Seven days times 24 hours equals 168 hours in a week.  That’s ALL the time available to each of us to live our lives – – work,...
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The indisputable fact is that physician burnout is prevalent and growing. A brief conversation with one’s private physician or a discussion at a gathering of friends confirms an extraordinary level of dissatisfaction among the medical profession. This year, Medscape’s annual Physician Lifestyle Report surveyed more than 15,000 physicians from 29 specialties about burnout, characterized by...
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