Aligning With Values & Purpose

Physician, Is “Boldness” Your Next Move?

Over the past three weeks, as we’ve gone through an historic election, a saying from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe kept coming to mind: Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Sometimes the “next” step for you is not the incremental and cautious, but rather the BOLD and courageous.  Now, I didn’t say “risky.”  Not […]

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What Will be Your Legacy as a Physician?

I’ve heard some physicians wonder out loud if their career has been “wasted” – either because they were on a path that wasn’t a good fit, or they spent years focusing on accumulating and worrying, rather than on contributing and enjoying.  The question is one of personal value:  Am I measuring up? And by whose […]

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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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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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Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Healthcare Consultant?

If you’re a physician leader or a physician who’s achieved results in either medical management, practice management, change management, EMR implementation, physician-hospital relations, or wellness creation, then you have specialized experience that healthcare organizations, large corporations, group practices, and employer groups are keen to tap into. Some of you have been thinking about doing consulting, […]

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Are You Bringing “Leadership Energy” to Your Healthcare Team?

What would you say is your #1 job as a physician leader? Smart ideas, “vision”, keeping others docs in line?

While your role description includes many items including managing your staff, improving clinical effectiveness, reducing errors and other key responsibilities, as the manager of teams who are comprised of humans, not machines, I suggest your team needs something from you above all…

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