Work Life Balance for Physicians – Three Steps to Saying NO with Elegance and Grace

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Work Life Balance for Doctors – the Power of a Positive “NO”

Choosing to go to medical school and become a Physician is a lot like inviting an 800 pound gorilla to be a permanent house guest. Gorillas are big, take up a lot of space, eat all your food and are not house trained … so there are messes to clean up every week.

Your quality of life - for you and your family - will depend in large part on a skill you will never learn in your medical education; how to say the two letter magic word of life balance. That word is "NO".

In this blog post, let me teach you when, where and how to say, "NO" with some elegance and grace.

Tags: stop physician burnout, physician work life balance, physician communication skills

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Physician Leadership – 3 Reasons Doctors Make Naturally Lousy Leaders

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Leadership Skills – Why Doctors Make Poor Leaders and What YOU Can Do About It

One of the big practice challenges most physicians face is a frustrating gap in our leadership skills. We step out of residency and are instantly installed as the leader of a care team, wedged into the middle of a complex bureaucracy of non-physician administrators.

Tags: Physician Leadership, stop physician burnout, physician communication skills

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