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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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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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What Gets You Closest to Your Physician Career Goal?

Of all the stuff you keep yourself busy with, what really is going to propel you forward toward your BIG GOAL? Can you eliminate the clutter, the to-do list (or at least re-prioritize) so the SINGLE one strategy can you focus on for a solid week or two in order to get you launched to a new level along your journey toward your BIG career goal?

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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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What Inspires Doctors to Step Into Their Full Potential?

If there is one thing that consistently inspires me it is the vision of a solitary figure emerging from their personal shadow of “holding back” and stepping into their full power. Not only does that give them authentic charisma, but their act of fully expressing their natural gifts in turn moves and inspires those around […]

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

If you’ve been wondering what personal qualities you must possess to expand, transition, or advance your career–whether within or outside of healthcare–or what strategies successful physicians have implemented to uncover their special talents that you’re not privy to, then my free teleconference call

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Journey to Reveal the Physician Leader Within

“Journey to Reveal the Leader Within” a weekend retreat for Physicians who want to get “unstuck” in their career and create blueprint for professional fulfillment — will be held October 19-22, 2007 at the uncommonly beautiful Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in New Mexico. The 2 and 1/2 day professional development retreat/workshop for physicians […]

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The Journeys of Career Development Takes Courage and Resilience

Here am I standing in front of this two-story rock fireplace with my Platinum Program client, Lydia Njamfa, MD, a family physician and business owner from Dallas, Texas. No it’s not my home–After a lunch break during our Client Strategy Meeting, I brought Lydia to the Civica Building in downtown Bellevue. The building has a […]

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Physician Leader: Would You Rather Manage Ideas or People?

Here is a concept that struck me as significant so many years ago: It was a novel and potentially useful way to look at those “major” forks in the road for those of us physicians who have embarked on paths beyond clinical practice.

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A Daring Doctor reads “The Black Swan”

  Here am I sitting with the book The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, written by Nassim Taleb and sent to me by my client, Charles Guernsey, DO, MBA, (in the photo on left). Normally I am the one recommending or sending reading material to my clients, but Charles keeps me on […]

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Cracking the Code to Your Physician Career

Are there codes and hidden clues that can guide your professional and personal life as a doctor? And if you looked for them, would that be a clear sign that you’ve gone off the deep end or have become hopelessly “woo woo”?

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