Career Resilience & Fulfillment

Dealing with Physician Burnout

Source: Physician’s Life Online E-Zine Dealing with Burnout Dr. Gaillour was interviewed for Physician’s Life online magazine on the topic of physician burnout.  Her response to the question of how physicians can deal with burnout were surprising:   Dr. Gaillour: Let me first say that I don’t like the term “burnout.” It’s a pessimistic, throw-in-the-towel […]

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Impact of Organizational Leadership on Physician Burnout and Satisfaction – Mayo Study Supports Physician Coaching

A timely and tremendous study just published by Tait D. Shanafelt, MD et al in the Mayo Clinic Proceeding, “Impact of Organizational Leadership on Physician Burnout and Satisfaction,” describes how leadership effectiveness (or lack of) can directly impacts physician satisfaction.  I have no doubt this will be a landmark study that will inspire healthcare organizations to rethink how they […]

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Physician Success Notes Audio Series–The “mini-MBA”–is now a free resource

I am please to announce that my Physician Success Notes audio learning  is now available as a free coaching resource.  Previously this “mini-MBA” was a resource I made available only to my private clients or to health systems whose physicians I was  team coaching. These 10-minute “Physician Success Notes” audio seminars are delivered to you by email every […]

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From Physician Burnout to Resilience and Engagement

I just attended an excellent Webinar sponsored by Modern Healthcare on the topic of Physician burnout and the approach three organizations have taken to remedy the situation. As a coach specializing in physician career fulfillment and leadership effectivess, this topic is of course near and dear to my heart.  What I was excited about in […]

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How Can You LOVE Work, as a Physician?

A recent article in the New York Times, “Why You Hate Work,”  shares the results from The Energy Project, a company that probed over 12,000 white collar employees, on their attitudes towards work. In a sentence:  the more refreshed, valued and connected we are to our work, and the more spiritually connected we our to […]

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Physicians, Tap Into Your Potential

The following was an interview I did with Physician’s Practice in 2003, almost 10 years ago!  I think it’s as timely now as it was then.  —- Francine Tap Into Your Potential First published in Physicians Practice July 01, 2003 | Healthcare Careers By Bob Keaveney   An interview with Francine Gaillour, MD, MBA, FACPE, […]

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Physician Coaching Institute Grad published in the ACPE Physician Executive Journal

One of our Certified Physician Development Coaches recently had an article published! Tracy Duberman, President and CEO of The Leadership Development Group, was just published in the ACPE Physician Executive Journal. Click here to read her article, “Developing Physician Leaders Today Using the 70/20/10 Rule.” Here is an excerpt from Tracy’s article: “Given the emerging […]

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Physician, What Hinders Your Vision? 10 Obstacles to Overcome

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We see things not as they are, but as we are. (This quote is attributed to several sources, including the Talmud). Ever wonder what factors  limit your ability to see beyond today’s possibilities? Or what keeps your organization or practice from achieving the results you see other groups can meet?  Or what keeps YOU from […]

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Integrating Healthcare Organizations Present Three Transformation Coaching Opportunities

I came across an excellent article by Dan Zismer in ACPE Journal, on the psychology of newly integrating healthcare organizations: The Psychology of Organizational  Structure in Integrated Health System. Zismer is becoming a thought leader on the topic of integrated healthcare and leadership structure required to lead this new paradigm of care. One of the topics […]

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Physician Leaders: Reposition Your Role to Stay Engaged

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A recent session I hosted for physician leaders highlighted the “evolution” of a physician leader’s journey:  Where do you go next when you’re at the pinnacle of your career?  At the top of the heap? Or maybe you’re finding yourself at a professional plateau after just a few years in practice. For some physician leaders, […]

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Physician Leaders and Their Accountability for Primary Care Shortage

An article in the Wall Street Journal, “Medical Schools Can’t Keep Up” projects a shortage of 150,000 physicians in 15 years got me thinking about what role physician leaders must take in addressing what will be be a shortage of primary care physicians.. If you ask physicians how to make family medicine more attractive to […]

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Sharpen Yourself for Leadership: Three Resources to Consider

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Are you keeping up with the latest ideas being floated in the board room? How are you getting yourself ready for the next level of responsibility? Do you KNOW what that next level IS? I want to share some ideas for how you can “upgrade” yourself this summer with some easy reading.

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