Transformational Leadership

Physician Leaders and Their Accountability for Primary Care Shortage

An article in the Wall Street Journal, “Medical Schools Can’t Keep Up” projects a shortage of 150,000 physicians in 15 years got me thinking about what role physician leaders must take in addressing what will be be a shortage of primary care physicians.. If you ask physicians how to make family medicine more attractive to […]

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Sharpen Yourself for Leadership: Three Resources to Consider

Are you keeping up with the latest ideas being floated in the board room? How are you getting yourself ready for the next level of responsibility? Do you KNOW what that next level IS? I want to share some ideas for how you can “upgrade” yourself this summer with some easy reading.

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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 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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Our Physician Need to Be Right Could Be a Drag to Creativity

. . . . Ever had the experience of wanting to jump into a conversation or meeting and assert your opinion because you can barely stand it that people are soooo obviously going down the wrong path and it’s making you boil … If I hadn’t learned this lesson the hard way over and over […]

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Doctor, You Don’t Have to Be Right To Be Valued

One thing I’ve noticed about doctors, and I’m no exception is that we are addicted to being RIGHT. If we hear an idea during a meeting that condradicts our own, or even goes 30 degrees away from ours, we can hardly wait to jump right in and defend our position. When you transition into business […]

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