Effective Leaders Focus on Values

Effective Leaders Focus on Values

Shift happens. Priorities change, funding is reallocated, and the project you’re leading is cancelled. Sometimes a change is so challenging, it feels like an obstacle to your career trajectory. People get confused and don’t know what to expect when priorities are...
How to Develop Your Leadership Brand

How to Develop Your Leadership Brand

I often hear the lament, “How do I get seen?” in my work with women physicians. You need a leadership brand to land appropriate projects and grow your career in meaningful ways. A brand speaks to more than your skills and expertise. And a brand is a promise...
Myths That Inhibit Women Leaders

Myths That Inhibit Women Leaders

Women physicians routinely ask me, “What will happen if I show up as myself?” They don’t want to be seen as too outspoken, too quiet, too (fill in the blank), out of fear of being passed over for interesting assignments or roles in leadership. As women leaders, we...
Physician Leadership Lessons from La La Land

Physician Leadership Lessons from La La Land

On New Year’s Eve, looking for light entertainment, my husband and I watched the movie La La Land. I loved the musical, which explores the pain and joy of pursuing your dreams. An unexpected surprise was that the film represents a lesson in resilience needed for...
Using Your Power to Get Desired Results

Using Your Power to Get Desired Results

Power is the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. Lord Emerich Edward Dalberg Action (1834-1902) thought, “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Nevertheless, power can be directed for...