If you have determined you are a Gratitude-Scrooge (take this easy, free, and simple assessment here to find out), why not use November, the National Month of Gratitude, to practice something different for yourself. Want to try a slight shift to see if you can let Gratitude seep into a few cracks and give you the tiniest bit of joy and satisfaction? Expressing gratitude and compliments is like giving a… Read More »The Antidote for Gratitude Scrooges
Are You Good At Accepting Praise? November is officially National Gratitude Month. I love expressing gratitude. Gratitude is one of the most powerful drivers of happiness. So, for sure, express gratitude in November! Just don’t express it to me, please. As much as I like giving gratitude, I’m not all that great at accepting praise! Come on, I know I am not the only one. Do you grimace every time… Read More »How Good Are You At Accepting Praise?
If you grew up as a non-digital-native, you probably remember the days of using a giant, inconceivably folded map to take a car-trip. I loved those maps, with the rough tapestry-like patterns of roads, the symbols, and even terrain markers so you got a sense of a third dimension. We would plan a trip by marking the starting point and the ending point and meticulously “mapping” out a concise route… Read More »GPS Career Planning
Yesterday morning as I was driving to the gym at 4:55 am, my phone connected to Bluetooth and started automatically on a play list that I haven’t listened to in years. In fact, it was the play list that I used when I trained to run the Little Rock half marathon several years ago. I hate running. That play list and my 15-year-old enthusiastic training partner may have been the… Read More »Transitioning From One Mental State to Another
If you did succumb to the age-old tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions this year, chances are that at least one was to create a new habit. Maybe it is to work out, or make your bed every day, or to get 8 hours of sleep every night. But, how confident are you in your ability to create a new habit? I’ve been experimenting with a method for creating a… Read More »Create a New Habit the Easy Way
Every leader, every expert, every person with power of any kind should be purposefully and strategically investing in someone under them. The best leaders recognize that their true legacy is the people that they elevate to succeed them. If you are a leader and haven’t invested fully and deeply in another person, you should start by asking yourself why not. Are you hesitant to take risks on other people? Have… Read More »How Leaders can be Great Sponsors
In Part 1 of this blog series on Sponsorship, I poked you by stating: If you are in a position of power and you are not sponsoring someone, you are failing as a leader. If you have great aspirations for future success and don’t have a sponsor, you will never reach your pinnacle. If you were one of those people who said, “I need to get me one of those!,”… Read More »Strategies to Attract Sponsors
What is an executive resume? In medicine and academics, we tend to have a curriculum vitae that is exhaustive and factual. And this is often sufficient for staff physicians and faculty members. But as you think about future roles in leadership, and particularly executive leadership roles, you’ll want to consider a supplemental and complementary document called an executive resume. If you have no idea what this is, and just started… Read More »Executive Resume for Physicians