From Feedback to Feedforward: 3 Tips for Better Mentoring

From Feedback to Feedforward: 3 Tips for Better Mentoring

Many leaders are taught that a mentor’s role is to give their mentee feedback and advice. Feedback has a place, but there are times when feedforward is the more impactful approach. Below are important mentoring tips that explain when to use feedback and feedforward....
3 Simple Phrases to Gain More Influence

3 Simple Phrases to Gain More Influence

Think of a specific situation where you are struggling to influence a resistant colleague, boss or spouse. You’ve used reason, facts, appealed to their emotions and still can’t convince them. Frustrating, right? Successful women physicians use these key phrases to...
Rapidly Planning Effective Meetings

Rapidly Planning Effective Meetings

Physician leaders often say that one of the biggest differences between practicing medicine and leading a practice, department, or an organization is the way time is spent. Collaboration and teamwork require lots of effective meetings. A poorly planned meeting is...

How to Be Assertive … Without Alienating Your Colleagues

Asking for what you want—and setting boundaries around what you don’t want—is a key life skill.  Are you challenged to ask for what you want? Or so enthusiastic to practice this skill, that you over-do assertiveness and end up with colleagues who shut down, get angry...