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Executive Coaching
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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I recently retired from a Chief Medical Officer position in a large integrated health system and have been able to focus more on executive coaching.  In coaching, we have to build trust and rapport quickly so we may better advise and guide executives and other clinical leaders through their high-performing leadership journey.  I find myself...
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Why tactical tools are not enough Minimum Standards or Optimal Performance? As an executive coach who works exclusively with healthcare clients, I frequently see organizations seeking breakthrough improvement in one or more performance indicators by implementing tactical programs that have proven successful elsewhere.  Examples of such programs cover a broad spectrum including patient experience initiatives,...
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Normal, predictable and thankfully, manageable stages of teams “I guess I am not a good leader.” There are times when someone I am coaching – who happens to be a fantastic leader – will turn to me in exasperation and say something along the lines of, “I guess I am not a good leader.  If...
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We are hearing a lot about how to manage change in healthcare. Unfortunately, the focus is generally on the mechanics: how will we reorganize, what new structures and processes will be put in place. The human side of organizational change is often ignored. If leaders overlook the importance of managing the transition period, that unavoidable...
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A New Role Requires A New Set of Skills.   Many of us are familiar with the adage, “What got you here, won’t get you there.”  It applies to people who have proven their expertise in a technical area but are now facing roadblocks to achieving results.  This description is particularly relevant when talking about physicians who...
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High-performance leadership is demanding. It is as demanding as being a high-performance athlete. When endurance athletes train relentlessly, always pushing their bodies to the limit on every set, every day, over time their physical and psychological condition devolves into a maladaptive state called The Overtraining Syndrome. Once in that state, more training worsens their physical...
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High-performance leadership is demanding. Leaders must be decisive creative decision-makers, wise cultivators of high-impact relationships, adaptably resilient within a sea of change, and consistently deliver results that measurably and meaningfully matter. Transformational Leadership behaviors demand that we routinely bring our healthy and whole being to our work. There are indicators that few leaders in healthcare can...
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Shared responsibility between individual physicians and the organization Physician burnout is a complex issue and a growing concern across the country. The statistics are alarming. For example, according to a Mayo Clinic study conducted in partnership with the American Medical Association, between 2011 and 2014 there was an almost 10-point increase in physicians who reported...
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Critical Lessons as Clinicians Move into the C-Suite As healthcare organizations continue to redefine their business model in response to declining performance and intensifying financial pressure, they are recognizing the need for leaders from clinical backgrounds. The transformation they envision requires a fundamental rethinking of every aspect of the patient care continuum. Such a radical redesign...
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