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Physician Leadership
Balance is often misunderstood in the world of healthcare.  Often leaders confuse balance with time management.  We often hear our clients say “if I could just get my schedule under control then I would have more time and therefore more balance”, or “I signed up for a life in healthcare so I knew there would...
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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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Feedback is imperative for leaders.  There are two kinds of feedback that leaders receive, positive and negative.  Both types of feedback are critical to a leader’s success.  Feedback tells us if we are on course or off course.  Much like a GPS system in our car, it tells us whether we will make it to...
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It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions designed to make us “better” in some way. That often includes resolutions on how to become a better leader capable of driving improved business results, better customer satisfaction, lower costs and higher levels of employee engagement. For many of us, despite our good intentions as the...
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Physicians and executives in healthcare often express the challenges of incredibly busy lifestyles.  Often our clients talk about ‘burning the candle at both ends’, difficulty slowing down to focus on key relationships, and facing an enormous amount of both internal and external challenges in their organizations and practices.  We often do not think of gratitude...
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Creating Healthy Organizational Discipline When you hear the word Accountability, what comes to mind?  If you are like many people, the word provokes feelings of fear associated with negative consequences for failing to deliver the expected outcome.  One CEO described it as knowing “which throat to choke.” At the same time, many organizations with that...
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