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Collaborative Compact

I  enjoyed reading “Physician Compact: A Tool for Enhancing Physician Satisfaction and Improving Communication” so much that I spoke with Dr. Sanjeev Shukla, the principal author and Regional Medical Director of the Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group in Milwaukee, WI to obtain more information.  The article was published in the Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management. […]

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Workarounds That Work

As someone who tries hard to diagnose and treat workarounds that prompt, “I need a new FTE to …,” I was intrigued by Russell Bishop’s book Workarounds That Work. I liked his insight, “Having more work than you can get done is actually welcome news…. you were hired to help. Not to get everything done, but […]

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A Few Small Moments

As summer approaches, and you look for a new book to take with you on vacation, I wholeheartedly recommend the short stories in A Few Small Moments, a collection of short stories by Carol Scott-Conner.  But first, a disclosure.  I have known Carol Scott-Conner for years.  She is a fellow surgeon, friend, and a chapter author […]

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All Hands on Deck

In All Hands on Deck, a CEO takes over a company in distress and finds Walt Disney waiting for him in a limousine. They head to The Magic Kingdom and view business legends like Henry Ford, Ray Kroc, Mary Kay Ash, and Jim Burke interacting with colleagues. The CEO tells his staff that they have […]

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Chasing Life

Dr. Sanjay Gupta gave the keynote lecture at my alma mater University of Rochester’s Meliora Weekend  October 16, 2010.  I enjoyed his warm, authentic story-telling style as much as insights like: I learned that hopes, dreams and aspirations are spread evenly throughout the world… So, I bought his book, Chasing Life, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  […]

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Secrets of the Game

Spencer Baron wrote in his recent book, Secrets of the Game, “A superstar athlete’s most powerful tool is his mind.” (p.49) I had second thoughts about reviewing this book until I reached Chapter 4 “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste.” It began with a quote from Jason Taylor, defensive end of the Miami […]

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