Culture “Training” Imagine a football coach who wants to build a winning culture.  He allows his team to display terrible practice habits, poor communication on the field, and a lack of accountability or support for each other.  No one corrects the behaviors in the moment, or models the right behaviors.  No one sets expectations.  In…

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This week, I have the privilege of facilitating a workshop for the American Gastroenterological Association leadership fellowship program on Self-Awareness as the Basis for Effective Leadership.  One of the topics will be leadership styles.  I thought I’d share a few quick thoughts, here. All Doctors are Leaders A recent HBR article – “Why Doctors Need…

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J3Personica is proud to announce the addition of our High Reliability Organization (“HRO”) consulting services, led by national expert, Marty Scott, M.D., MBA. High reliability organizations operate in complex, high-hazard domains without serious accidents or catastrophic failures.  For example, a military aircraft carrier prioritizes safety and failures are rare, even though aircraft take off and land…

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There’s a growing disconnect between what hospitals expect from physicians and what physicians want and need – for their own success and well-being. It’s creating a tension that’s unhealthy and counter-productive. Brief History Lesson – The Relationship Fractures For decades, physicians and the independent medical staff had a, generally, symbiotic relationship. With the implementation of…

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J3Personica and Thalamus Announce Partnership to Streamline the Graduate Medical Education Interview and Selection Process for Medical Students and Residency Programs. J3Personica (J3P) and Thalamus have collaborated to leverage their respective tools and expertise to optimize the graduate medical education (GME) interview and selection process.  J3Personica pioneered bringing psychometric science to the residency selection process,…

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More physicians are taking advantage of executive coaching resources.  The use of coaches has been common for executives in other industries for some time, but healthcare leaders and physicians, especially, are only recently embracing the idea. Some physicians earn $500,000 a year, or much more.  They generate many times more than that in revenue for…

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The J3P team had the honor, recently, of leading a workshop for the American Organization of Nursing Executives (“AONE”) fellowship program.  The focus was the role of self-awareness in leader performance.   It was a fascinating discussion with 25 of the nation’s top nursing executives. A topic that came up, over and over again, was how…

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Our Guest Blogger this week: Ton La, Jr. Part of J3Personica’s mission is to improve the performance, and career success and satisfaction of physicians.  Self-awareness plays a big role in achieving these goals.  It’s the foundation for understanding, and improving, individual behavioral skills – skills that enhance patient and colleague communication, emotional well-being, and leadership…

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A decade ago, few health systems had robust talent management functions.   This has changed.  Healthcare learned from other industries that these functions are critical to individual, and organizational, success. What about Physicians? What about, perhaps, our most important workforce – physicians?  In decades past, we didn’t think about a physician “workforce.”  Physicians were unique professionals,…

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