Leadership Rounds: The Terri Malcolm Blog Archive
Shakespeare said, “We know what we are, but not what we may be.” Does this describe you? Do you concentrate on your imperfections more than your victories, seldom stopping to think of who you are becoming? Do you repeatedly lean…
Pretty much everyone operates their lives relying on varying combinations of seven of the eight essential attributes of being a “whole” human: skills (physical and intellectual) capabilities (mental, physical and psychological) circumstances…
We are all doing our best to find a way to effectively manage and successfully adapt during these rapidly changing times. As opposed to reacting, we are planning, responding, and evolving in ways that are more attune to our wide range of emotional signals.
I hit the submit button and I thought, “Oh no, what have I done?” I stared at the computer screen, completely frozen, the sound of my heart pounding in my head. I told myself maybe there was a system error and the order didn’t complete.
I trained and started clinical practice in an era where the outward expression of negative emotions was viewed as a sign of weakness. Instead of wondering, “What’s wrong?” the assumption was “What’s wrong with her?”
Coaching sounds good, but who has the mental bandwidth, let alone the time?
When I set out in search of a coach for myself, I had two main criteria – relatability and convenience.
Have you ever found yourself responsible for giving feedback to a colleague and your tongue tied into a knot? Giving feedback isn’t always easy. It’s time to change that and inspire self-confidence for you.
Imagine Dr. X, your supervising leader, pulls you aside after a meeting in which you presented and says, “I want to give you some feedback.” There is displeasure in his posture and condescension in his tone.
There are two fundamental mechanisms to drive a positive balance in your energy accounts and avoid burnout:
1. Lower your stress levels and the drain they produce,
2. Improve your ability to recharge your energy accounts.
Most physicians will use a combination of both methods to treat and prevent burnout.