daring doctors

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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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 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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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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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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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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Physician Career Transition: The Three Dimensions of Fulfillment

For an audio discussion of the Three Dimensions of Professional Fulfillment, get my FREE Physician Career Management Toolkit   For physicians embarking on professional transition, a helpful model I have used with clients is the Three Dimensions of Career Fulfillment. Imagine three interlocking circles, each representing one of these three aspects: Vision-Values Skills Economic Engine […]

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Physician Career Stability: What does it mean to you?

What keeps us from taking a career risk as leaders and business professionals? Often it’s a desire to maintain “stability”. As practicing physicians, we reasonably expected to set up a practice, build it over time, and derive a good income without a major interruption. For many physicians, the largest threat to that stability has been […]

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