Culture is a Top Concern for Department Leaders As Alan Friedman noted in a recent blog, citing a survey by the Academic Orthopaedic Consortium, many Department Chairs identify “culture” as their most pressing leadership concern. Why?  Because they understand, intuitively, that culture impacts everything they do.  Often, though, when someone says they want to improve…

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It’s NOT a management exercise.  It IS the roadmap to how you do the work and realize the vision. It SHOULD BE a powerful way to build teamwork around a shared vision “The most successful strategies are visions, not plans.” McGill management professor Henry Mintzberg (This content is a summary of a discussion we recently led…

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Interview with JP Warner, M.D. New Expectations and Demands Much is being asked of physician leaders.  Clinical and academic accomplishments are only the starting point.  We expect them maintain academic and clinical excellence, AND to navigate complex industry, market, and organizational changes.  (Why Doctors Need Leadership Training – HBR) Successful leaders need high levels of…

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J3P Healthcare Solutions is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Academic Orthopaedic Consortium (“AOC”).  This partnership will bring J3P’s expertise and tools to orthopaedic academic departments, their leaders, and their residents. Our Work in Orthopaedics J3P works across all medical and surgical specialties, but much of our early work, and our research…

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“What all good leaders share, however, is a level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence that allows them to control or leverage their personality tendencies, depending on the situation.” The Department Chair assumed her role not long before COVID-19 and this was the first large gathering of the department after the acute crisis of the Pandemic…

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“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail…with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality..” Admiral James Stockdale The “Stockdale Paradox” as it applies to crisis leadership, has received a great deal of attention recently as hospitals and physician groups react to the COVID-19 Pandemic. How does it apply, specifically,…

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It Always Starts with Enhanced Self-Awareness Whether it’s coaching a physician executive, training a group of physician leaders, or improving department performance by building effective teams, our work always starts with self-awareness. Some people initially resist this concept.  They don’t want to accept that their behaviors may need to change. The change will only occur…

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