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The author describes strategies that both participants and leaders can use to make meetings more efficient and effective.
The article explains how blame, accusation and finger-pointing can doom quality improvement efforts, and it offers tips for fostering a "blame-free" culture within a medical practice so that physicians and employees can learn from mistakes and pursue quality improvement.
A summary of leadership skills and resources. Core texts from the business field serve as references, including Daniel Goleman's work on the "Emotional Intelligence" of leaders and "Crucial Confrontations," a New York Times bestseller on managing disagreement in the workplace.
Family medicine has a continuing need for leadership in today's changing health care environment. This article, adapted from Dr. Robert Taylor's speech "Leadership as a Learned Skill," describes specific skills that FPs can develop to achieve their leadership potential.
The article addresses common pitfalls that cause good ideas to fail in physician organizations and shows how physicians can be more successful in their efforts to improve their organizations.
The ability to run meetings effectively does not come naturally to some physicians. With this in mind, the author provides tips for organizing and running meetings that will energize participants and make them more productive.
The article will offer principles for dealing with change and effecting change within an organization.
A description of how and why one family physician decided to leave clinical practice to become a full-time administrator.
Argues that no physician can "just practice medicine" in the sense of ignoring management aspects of practice
A multi-interview article that helps new managers and would-be managers evaluate opportunities for training, from informal workshops through MBA programs.