As I’ve coached physicians who are working in business settings, I’ve kept hearing similar issues expressed over and over again. “I’m the smartest one in the room, why aren’t they listening to me?” Or “I’m being bossed around by a person way more junior to me who doesn’t have a clue. I feel I don’t get the proper respect from him/her.”
I’ve also gotten feedback from physicians’ co-workers who say things like, “Why can’t he/she act less like a doc, and more like a leader?” Or “Doctor x is always trying to be right, rather than trying to get us to where we need to go.”
I’ve launched the Corporate Physician Leadership Center to help every physician working in a corporate or business setting become a more effective manager and leader. Clinical settings and corporate settings have different cultures. It takes a different approach to be successful in each. I enjoy helping physicians make the transition from a clinical to a corporate setting. Watch for upcoming posts filled with insightful stories and helpful suggestions.