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Delegating as a Physician Leader: 4 Tips To Setting Your Team Up For Success

Oct 17, 2020

Hi Physician Leaders,

I'm Dr. Lisa Herbert, Board Certified Family Physician, Best Selling Author, Speaker, and Executive Leadership Coach. I help physicians transition into leadership roles so they can be the respected voice in healthcare. 

Last blog we talked about the importance of delegation as a leader. Just to recap, leaders must delegate effectively. The most successful leaders treat delegation as an essential strand of their leadership approach. Areas of work, activities, routine, and event-specific decisions, are analyzed, evaluated, and where appropriate the decision is made to delegate responsibility and authority. Delegated powers are explained, discussed, and agreed upon, and measurable objectives set.

The next step is for the leader to build on this by adopting a consultative, supporting, coaching role, as appropriate for each of the individuals delegated as a way to create a clear path to success.

Here are 4 tips for setting your team up for success:

  1. Remove or...
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3 Steps To Delegating As A Physician Leader by Dr. Lisa Herbert

Oct 10, 2020

Hi Physician Leaders,

I'm Dr. Lisa Herbert, Board Certified Family Physician, Best Selling Author, Speaker, and Executive Leadership Coach. I help physicians transition into leadership roles so they can be the respected voice in healthcare. 

This blog is about the importance of delegating. Physician leaders must be able to delegate effectively. The most successful leaders treat delegation as an essential part of their leadership approach. Decisions are made on activities by deciding which areas of work, routine activity, stand-alone projects, absence cover, key operational decisions, emergency or business disaster events, and strategic level decisions, should have responsibility or authority delegated to specific team members. It involves forecasting and scenario planning, in order to determine which activities, and in which circumstances, should responsibility and authority be given. It requires the delegating leader(s) to analyze thoroughly the planned activity and potential...

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The 5 P's of Authentic Leadership: How to Show Up as Your True Self

May 28, 2019

"Leadership is a choice, not a position"-Stephen Covey

Leadership is a calling that is embraced as an act of service. It is a choice one makes in order to create change. When that choice is made you must show up as your true, authentic self. There are 5 qualities that an authentic leader must possess in order to create change in their organizations, transform the lives of their teams, and impact communities. 

No. 1 Purpose

What is your purpose as a leader? Why do you do what you do? What fuels you and drives you to foster change? What do you believe in? What energizes you? Who do you want to help? Without a purpose, without a why, the road to success becomes much harder. People will follow you and remain loyal because of your why not because of what you bring. Answering the above questions will bring clarity to your role. It will help you push past adversity. It will shape and transform your journey.

No 2. Personality

Your personality is what makes you unique. It is the...

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