Monthly Leadership Favorites – September 2017 Edition

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

It’s time for the VITAL Physician Executive’s Monthly Leadership Favorites – September 2017 Edition. In this feature I share inspiring and enlightening advice from respected leaders, generally from outside of healthcare (but not always).

The title of this month’s post is a misnomer (the Monthly part), given that I did not post a Favorites list in August. That was intentional.

Since I reduced my posting frequency from twice-weekly to weekly, I did not feel that it was appropriate to use the Favorites format for 25% of my posts. I feel that the Favorites don’t have the gravitas of my usual posts. I might be wrong on that – but that’s my thinking, so they may be a bit less frequent than before.

Leadership Favorites – September 2017 Edition

This month’s favorites follow…

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Email Overwhelm

Reading this post by The Productive Physician – Inbox Zero: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Email – I was reminded that this might be a good topic to revisit. Managing email can become a daunting task. Somehow, we find ourselves on dozens, if not hundreds, of email lists, and our Inbox may be perpetually clogged.

We may be in the habit of leaving email notifications on, and keeping our email services open during the day. This results in one of the most pervasive forms of distraction and shallow work imaginable. If we want to focus more on Deep Work, email is something we must get under control.

The first stop in our journey to explore possible solutions is Inbox Zero: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Email. It is a comprehensive review of every aspect of email management that can be improved, streamlined or eliminated, and includes the following steps:

  1. Eliminate
  2. Consolidate
  3. Delegate
  4. Automate
  5. Process
  6. Be a Good Email Citizen, and,
  7. Close

I won’t explain them any further. Rather, I recommend you check out the article. Be prepared to spend a little time there, or review it in pieces, because it’s very detailed (the author is kind enough to provide a table of contents along the right margin).

Monthly Leadership Favorites – July 2017 Edition

Listening, Leadership and Accumulating Wealth

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

It’s time for the VITAL Physician Executive’s Monthly Leadership Favorites – July 2017 Edition. In this feature I share inspiring and enlightening advice from respected leaders, generally from outside of healthcare (but not always).

Leadership Favorites – July 2017 Edition

This month’s favorites follow…

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Accumulate More Wealth as an Administrator

Medscape recently presented the findings from its most recent salary survey. It included a list of factors that correlate with higher levels of accumulated wealth. The authors identified ten such reasons, beyond specialty and years in practice.

Monthly Leadership Favorites – June 2017 Edition

Trust, Risk, and What Leaders Do

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

It’s time for the VITAL Physician Executive’s Monthly Leadership Favorites – June 2017 Edition. In this feature I share inspiring and enlightening advice from respected leaders, generally from outside of healthcare (but not always).

Leadership Favorites – June 2017 Edition

This month’s favorites follow…

How Leaders Kill Trust

In 16 Ways Leaders Kill Trust, Skip Prichard provides a guest post by his colleague Bruce Rhoades. Rhoades lists 16 things leaders commonly do that erode trust in team members, including:

  • Micromanage
  • Publicly criticize
  • Overreact to mistakes

As Rhoades writes: “When a leader exhibits any of these trust-killing behaviors, it not only undermines the trust of the team member directly involved but also threatens the trust of other team members. Even when not done in public, the word will spread among the team and damage the environment for trust.”

To see the complete list of bad behaviors, with examples, check out 16 Ways Leaders Kill Trust.

Monthly Leadership Favorites May 2017 Edition

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

It’s time for the VITAL Physician Executive’s Monthly Leadership Favorites May 2017 Edition. In this feature I share inspiring and enlightening advice from respected leaders, generally from outside of healthcare (but not always).

Leadership Favorites May 2017 Edition

This month’s favorites follow…

Leadership Through Coaching

Michael Hyatt provides some great advice in 3 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches. In this post, he mentions a book written by Michael Bungay Stanier: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever.

Michael summarizes how leaders should use coaching to bring out the best in others:

  • Give less advice;
  • Ask questions instead; and,
  • Ask better questions.

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Monthly Leadership Favorites – April 2017 Edition

Don't Ruin An Apology With An Excuse

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

It’s time for the VITAL Physician Executive’s Monthly Leadership Favorites – April 2017 Edition. In this feature I share inspiring and enlightening advice from respected leaders, generally from outside of healthcare (but not always).

Leadership Favorites – April 2017 Edition

This month’s favorites follow…

United Airlines Faux Pas

United Airlines provided some obvious examples recently of how NOT to treat your customers (a.k.a. patients). Without getting into the weeds, here is what was reported:

  • United Airlines overbooked a flight;
  • UAL subsequently found that it needed four of the seats for its own employees to travel;
  • The discovery did not happen until after the paying passengers were already seated;
  • Four passengers were reportedly selected, using an unclear algorithm, to leave the plane to accommodate the employees;
  • Three of them left quietly, but one passenger refused to exit;
  • The passenger that refused to give up his seat was confronted and forcibly removed by airport security personnel;
  • Much of the altercation was videotaped by other passengers and has been extensively shared on YouTube and other social media;
  • The initial responses to the incident by the CEO of UAL was less than stellar.

Monthly Leadership Favorites – March 2017 Edition

A few wise and inspiring items

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

It’s time for the VITAL Physician Executive’s Monthly Leadership Favorites – March 2017 Edition. In this feature I share inspiring and enlightening advice from respected leaders, generally from outside of healthcare (but not always).

March Favorites

This month’s favorites follow…

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Productivity Pointers

Create a Personal Mission Statement for the Life YOU Want by the Productive Physician should inspire us to become more intentional

This is the first time I am offering content from The Productive Physician. I have been following him for about 6 months.

Monthly Leadership Favorites February 2017 Edition

A few interesting and entertaining items

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

OK – it’s time for another edition of VITAL Physician Executive’s Monthly Leadership Favorites. In this feature I share inspiring and enlightening advice from respected leaders, generally outside of the healthcare field.

This month’s favorites follow…

Monthly Favorites – January 2017 Edition

A few interesting and entertaining items involving freaks, finances and fun

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

Rather than lecture you on some aspect of hospital leadership or management, I am sharing my favorites from the blogs that I read regularly. The topics will generally be about leadership. However, since I follow a number of personal finance blogs written by physicians, I share those, too. And there may be a few that are completely out of left field, if I think they are interesting or entertaining.

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This month’s favorites…

The Monthly Favorites – December 2016 Edition

Family physician, certified physician executive, entrepreneur, writer, blogger, CME surveyor, public health expert, nonprofit board member.

Rather than lecture you on some aspect of hospital leadership or management, I have decided to share some of my monthly favorites from the blogs that I read regularly. The topics will generally be about leadership. However, since I follow a number of personal finance blogs written by physicians, I will share some of those, too. And there may be a few that are completely out of left field, if I think they are interesting or entertaining.

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Let’s get started…