Career Resilience & Fulfillment

Arrogant and Disruptive – Doctors Behaving Badly

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Here we go again, bad boy (and girl) doctors causing problems with colleagues AND putting patients at risk.  An article in the December 1, 2008, issue of the New York Times, Arrogant, Abusive and Disruptive–and a Doctor, reminds us once again about an issue that is NOT being addressed well within hospitals and health systems.

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The Doctor is in Your Car . . . and Your iPod, and on Your TV

I was amused to read the article in today’s Wall Street Journal, The Doctor is in Your Car, highlighting the new 24-hour radio channel, Doctor Radio, on Sirius. The channel features interviews with “real” physicians (not celebrity physicians or broadcasters) and takes calls from consumers who want information or advice. Doctor Radio is a wonderful […]

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Physicians with MD, MBA in their future

Here I am with some of the physicians and clinicians enrolled in the Healthcare Executive MBA (HCEMBA) program at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. I was there last week as an invited speaker to lead a workshop, “Career Strategies for Physicians and Healthcare Leaders.” What a great group of people!— and an excellent […]

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What Direction Can Your Career Take: 5 Ways to Think Big

When my physician clients first come to me for coaching, they often view their career options in one of three ways:  1) they have no idea what their options are, or 2) they have too many ideas and can’t sort them according to what’s realistic or practical, or 3) — and this is the most […]

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Focus More on Using Your Peak Experiences, Not Just Your Medical Experiences

—————– A question that I am often asked by physicians who are a crossroads in their career is this: “How can I make use of all my medical experience?” Implicit in this question is the desire and expectation that your experience as a physician or a leader should advance stepwise toward higher levels. Higher levels […]

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A Daring Doctor Weaves a New Career Chapter

Here I am with my Platinum Program client, Marianne Uyeda, a soon-to-transition Psychiatrist from Walla Walla, Washington. We are in our Client Strategy meeting and on the table is a “show and tell” of sorts – Alpaca wool and yarn. As part of the initial Client Strategy Meeting I ask clients to do a presentation […]

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Physicians “Falling Down” – doesn’t have to be the case

Last week the New York Times ran an article on professions that are “falling down” and noted that physicians are among this group (along with lawyers) who are experiencing a loss of professional luster. “In the days when a successful career was built on a number of tacitly recognized pillars — outsize pay, long-term security, […]

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Physicians who will transform healthcare are transforming themselves!

My physician colleagues continue to wow and inspire me! Over the past month I have been hosting a FREE one-hour teleseminar “Leverage Your Expertise With Healthcare Consulting”.  We are not only discussed what it takes to succeed in healthcare consulting but also hearing some intriguing and amazing personal stories from the attendees. Who are these […]

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Physician, Is Leaving Medicine Your Best Next Career Move?

I counsel a lot of physicians in my role as Executive Coach. Many of my physician clients are in the midst of career change, career crisis, career upheaval, and sometimes career adventure when they first come to see me. Sometimes it’s very clear after our initial Strategy Meeting (which takes almost 3 days) that the […]

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What Direction Can Your Physician Career Take? Three Determinants to Examine

I am preparing for a workshop I’ll deliver after the first of the year for a group of Healthcare-MBA program at the University of California-Irvine. One of the comments that has already come up from the group is this: “I just finished my MBA, but I’m lost about what to do next.” Whether or not […]

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Physician Career Change Sometimes Starts With Small Changes in Appearance

Here I am with my Platinum Program client, Dr. Krishna Satya, an ER doc by training, and now blossoming creative writer. We were enjoying the last of Seattle sunshine before his move to San Francisco in early fall. Krishna is a delight for many reasons, one of which is his creative soul. He and I […]

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Are You on the Verge of a “Noah Moment”?

The movie preview for “Evan Almighty” had been rolling around in my head for a couple of days, and then one of my clients said something interesting during a strategy meeting. She said “I had a Noah moment” — in reference to a current feeling she was experiencing. It was the feeling of being […]

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