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Putting Inclusive Leadership into Practice

How can physician leaders be more inclusive? How can they make sure all voices are heard? We talk with Teresa Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, CPXP, physician development coach and American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) board member, about what inclusive leadership means, how it relates to diversity and equity, and how physicians can integrate inclusivity into their teams and organizations. Dr. Malcolm shares her insights for developing self-awareness about individual beliefs and strengths and having effective conversations with coworkers. Tune in to hear Dr. Malcolm’s formula for sharing feedback, while ensuring respect and trust.

The Physician Leadership Journal (PLJ) cover story, “Enrich Your Team, Create the Future:  Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion Into Your Hiring Practices” HERE

Dr. Malcolm references this book in the podcast episode:  What If I Say the Wrong Thing? (25 Habits for Culturally Effective People) by Verna Myers

Teresa Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, CPXP

Founder & CEO of Master Physician Leaders

www.mastermdleaders.com

 

Identifying, Hiring, and Retaining Exceptional Physicians: Improve Workplace Culture and Avoid Hiring a Narcissist

Patty Fahy, MD is an Internist with an expertise in physician leadership and a mission of creating strong cultures for healthcare organizations. Patty is the host of “Licensed to Lead” podcast and the author of “Turbulent Times.” In this fascinating episode, Dr. Patty Fahy offers ideas for identifying, hiring, and retaining exceptional physicians. Dr. Fahy also offers advice on improving healthcare entities’ corporate cultures. She provides very specific information around hiring physicians, the critical process of checking references, improving workplace culture, and working (or not working) with narcissists. 

Patty Fahy, MD
Fahy Consulting

www.fahyconsulting.com

www.physicianleaders.org/news/avoid-hiring-narcissist

 

Technology, Art, and Medicine

Marc Ringel, M.D. is an author, educator, and technology consultant, focusing on the intersection of healthcare and technology. As the author of “Digital Healing: People, Information, Healthcare,” he joins Mike Sacopulos in a thoughtful, measured, and intelligent discussion on the cutting edge of technology’s application to healthcare.  

https://marcringelmd.com

 

What Will Physician Leadership and Healthcare Look Like in 2030?

What current trends will alter the course of healthcare in the next decade?

Business Professor, Mauro Guillen, is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “2030:  How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything.”

Prof. Guillen examines the global trends of an aging population, the rise of women millionaires, robotics and AI in healthcare, and discretionary spending vis-à-vis healthcare spending in Europe and North America.  His predictions and suggestions for the future are important for our SoundPractice listeners.  Hear his focus on medicine and suggestions for physician leaders and his projections for the changing face of leadership by 2030.

http://www.mauroguillen.com

 

The Time is NOW for Women in Healthcare Leadership

Cheryl Toth interviews Dr. Patricia A. Gabow, former CEO of Denver Health and author of the new book, TIME'S NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders:  A Guide for the Journey.  Covering topics such as pay and gender equality, leveling the playing field, societal barriers, bias and sexual harassment in an organization’s culture that doesn’t welcome women in leadership roles – this inspiring SoundPractice episode focuses on the lessons learned by Dr. Gabow, and is accompanied by her treasure trove of suggestions for creating a path to leadership.  

Hear Gabow’s philosophy of the benefit of having mentors and sponsors in an organization, the necessary alignment of strengths, values, and skills to achieve personal fulfillment as well as business success, and how women can, “Lead from where you are” to craft a personal path to leadership.  

Patricia A. Gabow, MD, MACP, is formerly the CEO of Denver Health and Professor Emerita University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

patriciagabow@gmail.com

Order your print copy here:  https://www.routledge.com/TIMES-NOW-for-Women-Healthcare-Leaders-A-Guide-for-the-Journey/Gabow/p/book/9781138365582

Order your eBook copy here:  https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429430671

 

2020 Leadership: How to Stay Focused in the Midst of Chaos

2020 is a challenging year for healthcare leaders. How do you continue to achieve strategic goals when a pandemic turns clinical operations upside down and rocks your financial foundation? Where do new initiatives fit in? And how do you inspire your team to keep going? Hear how Alan Kaplan, MD, CEO of UW Health has led his team through COVID-19 challenges, and how he’s planning for the future. Dr. Kaplan shares pragmatic wisdom about how to achieve strategic goals and maintain initiatives that serve the community, while simultaneously dealing with the realities of a pandemic.

Alan Kaplan’s Physician Leadership Journal article series, “Climbing the Ladder to CEO”
Dr. Kaplan’s PLJ series

 

Physician Burnout and the Federation of State Medical Boards

These times of pandemic have exacerbated the long-standing problem of physician burnout.  On this episode of SoundPractice we will speak with Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MS, MACP, FRCP, MACOI, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards.  In addition to physician burnout, Dr. Chaudhry discusses continuing medical education, the Interstate Medical Licensing Compact, and highlights of the 2021 agenda for the FSMB.  Dr. Chaudhry’s practical information and presentation style make this a standout episode of SoundPractice.

Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MACP, MACOI

President and CEO

hchaudhry@fsmb.org

https://www.fsmb.org/siteassets/advocacy/publications/fsmb-current-annual-report.pdf

 

An Insider’s Perspective on End-of-Life and Palliative Care with Jennifer O’Brien

Jennifer O’Brien has spent her career working in healthcare and managing medical practices.  Life took an unexpected turn when her husband, a palliative care physician, was diagnosed with a terminal illness.  She documented her journey through art and ultimately via a book, “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow.”  Jennifer O’Brien’s unique perspective on healthcare, end-of-life experiences, and caregiving frame this episode of SoundPractice.  Whether a patient, a cousin’s spouse, a co-worker, we all know someone carrying for a terminally ill relative.  Jennifer O’Brien offers sage advice to those caregivers and she also provides guidance for physician leaders on how they can be examples in the community.   Join us for this important episode of SoundPractice.

 

Jennifer O’Brien may be reached at: https://www.hospicedrswidow.com/contact

https://www.etaliapress.com/new-products/the-hospice-doctors-widow-a-journal

The following persons/organizations were referenced by Ms. O’Brien in the interview:

Rebel Health's Archangels: rebelhealth.us

Jessica Zitter, MD wrote Extreme Measures: jessicazitter.com

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: nhpco.org

 

Crisis Management for Physician Leaders: Prepare, Execute, Thrive

Whether it’s a natural disaster, a data breach, the loss of a key physician, or COVID-19, a crisis presents an unsettling circumstance to any leader. Crisis management is a “evergreen” topic for physician leaders. Always preparing for (and learning from) a crisis presents an opportunity for leaders to thrive. Successful physician leaders prepare their teams, put communications in place, and shore up their systems to manage the situation at hand.

In this SoundPractice episode, we talk with Max Reibolt, CPA, president and CEO of The Coker Group, about the characteristics, communication skills, and organizational support leaders need during a crisis. Max shares examples from his many decades of healthcare leadership and consulting.

www.cokergroup.com

 

Toxic Behaviors in Colleagues and Bosses: Strategies for Civility in the Workplace

You’ve probably heard stories from friends, family members, or colleagues who quit a job because of a toxic person - someone who belittles, humiliates, shames, or bullies others. Maybe you’ve even left a job because of such a person. Toxic employees not only take a toll on their coworkers’ emotional psyches but the financial outcomes of their organizations as well. 

In this SoundPractice episode, Cheryl Toth digs into the issue of handling toxic team members and bosses with Mitchell Kusy, PhD., the author of Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore. Kusy is a professor in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change at Antioch University and an international consultant to leadership. He presents research, evidence-based tactics, and concrete examples of how to restore workplace civility and increase financial performance after toxic employees leave an organization. Dr. Kusy’s latest article will appear in the Sep/Oct issue of Physician Leadership Journal; link below.

mitchellkusy@gmail.com
www.mitchellkusy.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-mitch-kusy/

“Six Intentional Ways to Build Teams of Everyday Civility (and Proactively Erode Toxic Behaviors)” Physician Leadership Journal

Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore