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Five Recommendations to Improve the Physician Interview

Posted by  Bryan Warren

If you are recruiting physicians, the pervasive shortage makes it a seller’s market.  But that doesn’t mean you want to make an offer to every candidate.  In fact, we see more practices and health systems realizing that a bad hire can be a catastrophe.  If they have a few viable candidates, they want to pick the best one.  If it’s a really hard to fill spot, they want to get it right the first time.  Every physician is a big investment.  Think of the time and money you spend finding candidates, then vetting them, then investing in them before you realize it was a bad hire. 


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Is Emotional intelligence or Adaptability More Important for Physicians?

Posted by  Bryan Warren

In a January 29, 2018 Fast Times piece on the Future of Work, “Screw Emotional Intelligence -Here’s the Key to the Future of Work,” Natalie Fratto paints the picture of the year 2045 when the SAT is replaced as a college admissions test by a standardized test of aptitude and projected performance called the AEI. The AEI measures: Adaptability Quotient (AQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ), and Intellectual Quotient (IQ), and places the greatest weight on AQ.


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A Case Study on Why You Need a Physician-Specific Hiring Process

Posted by  Bryan Warren

The discussions about physician behavioral competencies have evolved over the past few years. Five years ago, the idea that behavioral competencies (emotional intelligence, collaboration, negotiation skills, leadership skills, relationship skills, etc.) were important for physicians was an intriguing idea. Three years ago, organizations started exploring HOW these competencies were important – how do they impact organizational dynamics, the patient experience, or even patient outcomes?


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Today's Most Relevant Issues Facing Medical Staff Relations

Posted by  Bryan Warren

I had the privilege last week of moderating a panel discussion at a regional American College of Healthcare Executives meeting. The panel discussion topic was “Medical Staff Relations.”

Obviously, this is a pretty broad topic so we focused the discussion on what the panel – and the audience – see as today’s most relevant issues. The panel included the VPMA of one of the region’s top hospitals. She is the person in charge of physician credentialing and performance for one of the region’s largest providers of urgent care services and she recruits for and focuses on development of a team of 1,300 providers.


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How Personality Impacts Physician Success, Burnout, and Disruptive Behavior

Posted by  Bryan Warren

In recent weeks, I’ve been back in the world of physician-hospital alignment, speaking on the topic at a recent conference and preparing to moderate a local American College of Healthcare Executives panel on hospital-medical staff relations.

In these discussions several topics come up over and over:

  1. We are asking physicians to lead but are we preparing them to lead effectively?

  2. Why are so many physicians dissatisfied?

  3. Why are health systems struggling to engage the medical staff in important initiatives?

  4. What can we do about physician burnout?

We could talk for hours on each of these topics, but let me give a few brief thoughts on each.


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How to Hire and Develop Physician Leaders Based on 6 Common Weaknesses

Posted by  Bryan Warren

A few years back, we started a dialogue with our clients about the behavioral competencies of physicians. More importantly, how could we assess these competencies to identify physicians who fit the organization’s culture and vision, and then help those physicians to grow, develop, and succeed?

In the years since, we continue to work with professionals, leaders, and executives across all industries, including the unique healthcare population. Clients recognize that finding and developing physicians is critical to success. It’s no longer sufficient to hire based on the CV or clinical skills. Hospitals and hospital systems need much more from physicians today.


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Emotional Intelligence - A Conversation with a Physician Leader

Posted by  Bryan Warren


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You Can’t Talk Your Way to Trust in Physician-Hospital Alignment

Posted by  Bryan Warren

I recently facilitated a healthcare solutions workshop for the senior leadership team of an academic medical center. The impetus for the session? The CEO admitted that she has 15 talented people who don’t collaborate well. We started the session by having the group whiteboard all the challenges facing the system. This was an interesting exercise because it was not a concise, coherent list. It was long and diverse and it was clear they did not agree on the list or how to prioritize these challenges.  That surprised me…until the next part of the workshop.


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Top Physician Personality Strengths and Challenges

Posted by  Bryan Warren


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Three Keys to Developing Physician Leaders

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Almost weekly, these days, we find ourselves talking to clients about selecting and developing physician leaders. At a recent healthcare HR conference, nearly a third of the presentations were about this topic when just a few years ago, it was rarely discussed.

The pressures on health systems and the need for effective physician leaders is driving this change. It’s good to see that progressive health systems, and much of the physician community, has recognized the need and is working on a more deliberate effort to prepare physicians to lead. Three keys to success:


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