Aligning With Values & Purpose

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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Doctors Who Expand Their Career Learn New Ways to Be Healers

Many physicians are attached to a definition of “doctoring” and “healing” that must include “I wear a white coat and see patients.” The reality is most physicians are limiting themselves and falling short of their true capability to reach many more lives and influence the health and habits of their community.

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Aligning Your Life With Values: Does Not Exclude Business

My sister, Marsha, is on the left, and we are enjoying a rare event: she has come to visit me in Seattle. Usually I visit her (and I tease my sisters mercilessly about how many times I’ve flown to see them and how far behind they are in returning the favor). Marsha frequently serves as […]

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Doctor, Is it Time for You to Take a Sabbatical?

Imagine this: spending a year in southern France writing that book that’s been rolling around in your head; spending nine months completing a certificate program in acupuncture and Chinese medicine; volunteering with Doctors Without Borders and providing medical services in Indonesia; traveling around the world in 80 days with your spouse and children; staying home […]

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Are You Too Old for Physician Career Expansion?

In the past two weeks I heard the question “Am I too old to make a career change” from four different people in my personal and professional circle! And then on the heels of these comments, I happened to catch an intriguing interview about Johnny Cash, about the poignancy of his musical work in the […]

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Is “Freedom” Your Definition of Physician Career Success?

… A discussion with one of my mentors, coach and counselor Dr. Beverly Brashen, inspired me to rethink the definition of career fulfillment. Beverly combines the unlikely duo of Raja Yoga and computer-based biofeedback in her work with executives who go through her Peak Peformance training … by Francine R. Gaillour, MD, MBA, FACPE, Executive […]

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Physicians Who Lead Change Must First Lead the “Dreaming”

As leader, do you get fatigued from leading groups that are focused on budgets, operations, or disciplinary actions. Wouldn’t you love to be in a meeting that was all fun and games and ALSO produced a strategic vision that left everyone energized?

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Physician Career Transition and Leadership Greatness: What You Need to Know

  We had a great teleconference on July 31, addressing the topic of “tapping into your full potential” as a physicians. During this 60 minute teleconference, I shared a high-level outline of the following “need to know” essential insights based on the work I’ve done with dozens of physicians who have embarked on the journey […]

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Where do Doctors go to “get clarity”?

Here is a snapshot our family took of Native American dancers from Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya just north of Albuquerque. We were enjoying lunch and happened to be there at the time of day when they perform for guests of the resort. This summer I’ll spend about 3 weeks […]

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Doctors – Discover Your Professional Path Through Your “Archetype” — Shaman, Warrior, Artist, Chief, Nurturer, Mystic?

This is an encore presentation of an article of mine that has been published by others in their newsletters over past year. It strikes a chord for many that I thought I would “check it out” of the Physician Career Development Library and publish it again for the benefit of new Daring Doctors subscribers. by […]

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