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Physician Leadership News

Listening, Learning and Leadership: A Prescription for Excellent Patient Care

on December 8, 2017 | By Joan Lowery, MEd | Leadership Communication
According to research, 80 percent of diagnoses can be made without tests, by carefully listening to the patient. So why isn’t listening given a priority in physician training?
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Three Areas of Concern for Leaders During Times of Change

on December 7, 2017 | By Harvard Business Review | Leadership Communication
Be sure to communicate clearly and effectively about the goal of the desired change, and allot time so employees will recognize its importance.
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Here Are Five Ways to Develop Your Strategic Executive Voice

on November 17, 2017 | By Harvard Business Review | Leadership Communication
To establish credibility and influence people, you must be able to connect with others. Here’s how. 
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The Art of Persuasion: Use Emotional Intelligence to Get Your Ideas Across

A lot of people seem interested in finding a “secret sauce” for sparking engagement and convincing others to change behaviors.
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More Than Words Can Say: How Delivery Affects the Message

on November 15, 2017 | By Joan Lowery, MEd | Leadership Communication
Effective leaders can enhance their trust and credibility if they learn to speak with awareness and skill. How can you avoid the vocal pitfalls that get in the way? 
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Do Patients Want All the Info Available from Their Doctors?

on November 13, 2017 | By Tiffani Sherman | Communication Education
Information avoidance make conversations with their doctors difficult, but it’s not insurmountable.
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Group Activities Can Breed Deceit: How to Keep Them Honest

on November 2, 2017 | By Tiffani Sherman | Communication Management
Research shows that team members who talk only among themselves can affect the quality and accuracy of the work they produce. 
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How to Move Forward After a Difficult Workplace Conversation

on October 24, 2017 | By Harvard Business Review | Communication Management
Here are three suggestions for rebuilding a good relationship after a tough talk, while also making progress on the problem at hand. 
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The Importance of Making Time to Really Listen to Your Patients

Actively listening conveys respect for a patient’s self-knowledge and builds trust, and allows physicians to assume the role of trusted intermediary.
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Here Are Four Opportunities to Say Nice Things About Your Colleagues

on September 19, 2017 | By Harvard Business Review | Leadership Communication
How we “narrate others” can influence their feelings about their work and themselves.
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