Leadership

  • Three skills doctors need today

    Three skills doctors need today

    The ability to coach, communicate and collaborate well with team members can actually make a life-or-death difference for a patient. So why don’t we teach them to physicians?

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  • Getting to the top of your game: Will a coach help?

    Getting to the top of your game: Will a coach help?

    Career coaches—top athletes and singers have them. Should doctors have them too?

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  • Finding a mentor

    Finding a mentor

    What with trying to establish your career and all, you don’t really have the time to scale random peaks until you find the perfect mentor. What to do?

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  • Burnout at your fingertips

    Burnout at your fingertips

    Electronic health records were supposed to be the miracle cure for every shortcoming in Canadian health care, but no one predicted the toll it would take on physicians.

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  • Take a deep breath…let’s talk conflict

    Take a deep breath…let’s talk conflict

    If you’ve worked in a busy and demanding health care organization (is there any other kind?) you’ve encountered on-the-job conflict. Is conflict a good or bad thing?

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  • Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing

    Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing

    Sometimes the mentor you want isn't the mentor that you need.

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  • How Doctors Can Be Better Mentors

    How Doctors Can Be Better Mentors

    (via Harvard Business Review)

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  • Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it

    Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it

    Research shows that teamwork is one of those rare situations where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. At least, it can be.

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  • Communication: beyond nice bedside manner

    Communication: beyond nice bedside manner

    What was once regarded as something of a frill — a “nice bedside manner” — is known now to be an essential tool in patient care.

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  • How to Get Health Care Employees Onboard with Change

    How to Get Health Care Employees Onboard with Change

    (via Harvard Business Review)

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  • Leadership and improved relationships begin with self-awareness

    Leadership and improved relationships begin with self-awareness

    According to Alberta doctor Theresa Eliasson: "Improving self-awareness highlights our talents".

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  • The true meaning of patient-centred care

    The true meaning of patient-centred care

    Increasingly, physicians are discovering the importance of not just treating their patients’ symptoms―but also building compassionate partnerships with them.

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  • The health system needs transformation—it needs change management too

    The health system needs transformation—it needs change management too

    Regardless of your interest in health care, you probably sense there is a need for considerable change in our system. And you're right.

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  • Navigating change — there are good reasons to follow a guide

    Navigating change — there are good reasons to follow a guide

    Health care organizations sometimes choose change, and sometimes have change thrust upon them; either way, the results aren’t always positive. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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  • Lindee’s picks

    Lindee’s picks

    In this column, I’ll share books and articles about health care innovation, system change and leading health care technologies.

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  • Don’t Be Blinded by Your Own Expertise

    Don’t Be Blinded by Your Own Expertise

    (via Harvard Business Review)

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  • Harnessing Digital Information to Improve Population Health

    Harnessing Digital Information to Improve Population Health

    (via Harvard Business Review)

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  • Where the Board Room Meets the Exam Room: Bringing Business Leaders to Healthcare's Frontline

    Where the Board Room Meets the Exam Room: Bringing Business Leaders to Healthcare's Frontline

    (via Forbes)

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  • How to integrate virtual care solutions within your practice

    How to integrate virtual care solutions within your practice

    From someone who knows: Aldous Vijh from Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) gives advice on how doctors can seamlessly transition their practice to include virtual care technologies.

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  • Medicine involves leadership―Dr. Gigi Osler says ‘let’s lead the way’

    Medicine involves leadership―Dr. Gigi Osler says ‘let’s lead the way’

    Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Gigi Osler says when it comes to physician leadership, it’s time to change our mindsets.

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