Finding the Coaching in Criticism: HBR Explores Why Feedback Doesn’t Work

In the January-February issue of Harvard Business Review, authors Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone explore a conundrum in their article, Find the Coaching in Criticism:  Feedback is important, and yet, feedback doesn’t work. More from the article:  What makes receiving feedback so hard? The process strikes at the tension between two core human needs—the need […]

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Physician Leaders Can Use Body Language to Boost Confidence and Power

I was intrigued by a TED Talk given by  Social psychologist Amy Cuddy, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, who  investigates how people judge each other and themselves.  According to Cuddy, we make judgments along two critical trait dimensions:  warmth/trustworthiness and competence/power.  These visceral judgements then greatly determine outcomes, such as who we promote, […]

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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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Get a Virtual Assistant for these 3 Business Building Tasks

Get a virtual assistant to help you with these 3 main tasks that will have an immediate impact on the growth of your business.

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Content for Your Articles Comes from Moments of Zen

Where can your article, blog, and newsletter content come from? Easy! Observe yourself for half a day with your clients and make note of the insights you take for granted. Those are moments of Zen and you better write them down!

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Get Clear About Your Philosophy: It Will Power Your Business

It’s important to be clear about your philosophy. It is the electricity that streams through the other components of your infrastructure. Take time with your own coach or through retreats, journaling or meditation to get clear.

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Don’t Create New Content: Look Inside Your Hard Drive

What you take for granted in the form of your journaling, musing, responses to clients – all of this is good content for blog posts or short articles.

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Send Out a Year End Summation to Your Clients

Your list will enjoy reading about your accomplishments, training, insights, and client achievements. It’s very easy to create a Year-End Summation newsletter.

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Success as a Healthcare Coach Requires Stamina

There will be many times when you feel discouraged in your business as a healthcare coach or consultant. Being a healthcare entrepreneur is often a game of STAMINA and PERSEVERANCE.

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Refresh Your Mind and Soul

Are you taking time to refresh your mind and soul this summer? I find it’s helpful to take time and “be” — among new people, cultures and ideas. It makes you a well-rounded person and better coach/consultant.

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Finding Your Voice – A Vital Aspect of Your Business

If you feel like you are spinning your wheels, it’slikely you’re making real progress in an important aspect of your business: finding your voice! What do you stand for? THAT’s your voice!

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Ask Your Healthcare Clients for Testimonials

A great format for a testimonial is a before/after story.

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