5 simple skills to become a much more effective leader of your clinical team(s).
Recognize and let go of your Lone Ranger programming. Learn how to get everyone on board and pulling in the same direction.
1) For a doctor to become a better team leader, you will usually have to UN-Learn a few things.
Mark Twain said it this way:
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Read "3 Reasons Physicians Make Naturally Lousy Leaders
2) First Step? Give up the Lone Ranger and become a Team Captain.
By the end of a minimum of 7 years in the medical education system, you are hard wired to be the proverbial Lone Ranger. Give that up. It won't work for you when you are trying to drive excellence in team based care.
Leadership gets MUCH easier when you do these three things
3) What would you say is the #1 skill for effective leadership?
In our experience, one skill rules them all (that is indeed a Lord of the Rings reference). Learn this one immensely simple tool and your success in leadership is virtually assured.
Leadership's #1 Skill and the Lone Ranger test to know when you failed.
2) Save a minimum of 30 minutes a day and create a much happier team
You probably know of this tool, it's the BID Team Huddle. Maybe you used to do it. It is the single most underrated practice efficiency system in existence. Here is the truth: if you are not huddling up twice a day you are wasting time. It is that simple.
Here is our BID Huddle Power Training including a handout you can use to train your whole team at once. We will show you things to do in your Huddle that will make all the difference for you and your team going forward.
5) Stop spinning your wheels in practice systems that don't work
A well run monthly staff meeting is the only way to escape this version of Einstein's Insanity Trap. We have all wasted time in poorly run meetings. Here's how to run a great monthly staff meeting every time and start making real team improvements.
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