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The Physician As Coach: The Awakening

The Physician As Coach: The Awakening

Equity Press (2007) The Physician As Coach is the fictional tale of two physicians: Dr. Lukas Damian, a brilliant clinician and physician leader, and his equally talented nephew, Dr. Hugh Briss.

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Hugh is young, brash and brilliant with a demeanor on par with the infamous TV-physician, House. Hugh is tough on medical staff, colleagues and even his patients. Hugh's uncle, Dr. Damian, recognizes much of his younger self in his nephew and is very concerned that history will repeat itself... for the worst. Dr. Damian chooses to have an intervention with his nephew. At dinner one night, he tells his nephew the story of how he learned that being a first-rate clinician did not necessarily make him a good physician. He reveals how his hard-edged behavior with people led to a crisis that almost ruined his career... and cost one man his life. Dr. Damian goes on to explain how embracing the idea of being a "physician coach" enabled him to turn things around for the better... for himself, for his medical team and for his patients.

How The Brain Works:

How The Brain Works: Unlocking The Secret To Great Leadership

Equity Press (2007) To be a great leader, it is paramount that you understand how the brain works... and how it doesn't work.

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By understanding how the brain doesn't work, you will realize why many of the popular approaches used by leaders today frequently don't get them the results they need to succeed. By understanding how the brain does work, you will be able to tap into the secret of how truly great leaders are able to engage and motivate their employees to great success... both for themselves and those they lead.

The Leader As Coach

The Leader As Coach: How To Coach A Winning Team

Equity Press (2005) Would you rather be "managed" or "coached?" If you choose to be "managed," this book is not for you. If you choose to be "coached," then you need to get this book and get to reading...

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because in all likelihood, the team you lead wants to be "coached," too. Whether you have just recently joined the ranks of leadership or have held a leadership position for years, this book can make you far more effective at what you do on a daily basis... leading people to win. Do it for your organization. Do it for those you lead. Do it for yourself.

Give-To-Get Leadership

Give-To-Get Leadership: The Secret of the Hidden Paycheck

Equity Press (2002) Much of the old loyalty employees once had for their companies is gone. Years of downsizing, mergers and other cost-cutting strategies have left employees feeling like they are holding the short end of the stick in their relationships with their employers.

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Most companies have forgotten the most basic and fundamental rule in human relationships is that people give to get. If you lead people, even if it is just one person, then you must realize that to get the performance and profit you want from your employees, you must be willing to give them what they really want. It's not just about money. There is also a Hidden Paycheck out there that people desperately want to get. And you, as their immediate leader, are the only person who can pay it to them.

BreakOUT

BreakOUT: Unleash the Power of Human Capital

Equity Press (2005) Many of us as individuals and organizations are trapped inside the "box of incrementalism." Being inside this box means that we live day to day with self-imposed limitations that we don't realize are there.

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Yet, these self-imposed limitations cause us as individuals and organizations to be satisfied with the status-quo... and when we do change, we only make the most modest of changes. But, today, change comes so fast that incrementalism doesn't allow us to keep up. In fact, we get left in the dust. It is only by following the tenets of BreakOUT that individuals and organizations can find their true competitive edge. If you can BreakOUT, you and your organization can reach new levels of performance and personal satisfaction.

Custom Forewords for Quantity Orders

We offer a very unique program for organizational leaders interested in sharing Dick's books with their employees. When ordering 100 or more copies of any of Dick's books, you can have your own customized Foreword included at the beginning of the book AND have your name, title and organization listed on the cover of the book. For more information, please contact us.

Performance Coaching for Hospital Leaders

Performance Coaching for Hospital Leaders — With insert piece "Investing in Human Capital: The Alegent Edge" by Scott Wooten, CFO, Alegent Health

Many clients tell me that health care organizations, especially hospitals, cannot or should not be focused profit-centers... at least not major profit centers.

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They feel that hospitals should be mission-driven, evoking the image of Clara Barton tenderly caring for the ill. While this is a compelling image, Clara Barton didn't have to worry about insurance companies, JCAHO, liability, federal regulations or keeping up with the latest advances in treatment and technology. This article makes the case that external coaching can be used to help hospitals transform into performance-driven, business-oriented organizations that also have a mission to help those in need. By placing this emphasis on their human capital, hospitals can gain a sustainable advantage over their competition. A brief article by Scott Wooten, CFO of Alegent Health, is included describing how Alegent Health benefited by investing in their human capital and offering external coaching to their leadership team.

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Prescription Positive The Importance of Positive Culture in Hospitals

Prescription Positive The Importance of Positive Culture in Hospitals

Negativity is an illness within many hospitals. It only takes a few negative mindsets in an organization to create a negativity pandemic. Negativity is contagious and spreads quickly, especially within an organizational culture.

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Is your hospital culture sick? If so, is there anything you can do about it? The answer is a resounding, "Yes, there is." Leaders at all levels of an organization can offer their own version of Prescription Positive to their teams to build a strong and positive organizational culture. This article describes how leaders can promote a positive culture for the health and wellness of their hospital, its employees and its patients.

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Coaching to Leverage Relational Intelligence

Coaching to Leverage Relational Intelligence® Invest in Coaching Health Care Leaders to Improve Employee Engagement and Patient Satisfaction

The ability to leverage relationships at work is especially critical for leaders in the health care industry. Providing strong clinical care is essential for any health care organization.

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However, without an equally strong relational focus, many health care organizations are finding their clinical abilities under-appreciated, undervalued and potentially under-reimbursed. The following article summarizes the tenets of Relational Intelligence® and provides evidence of how a strong relational focus, combined with one-on-one coaching, can enhance both employee engagement and patient satisfaction.

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CAREfronting

CAREfronting® A leadership approach & methodology for holding people and teams accountable

In today's challenging business environment, working is more about achieving results than just doing a job. No matter how well a task or duty is performed, it is a wasted effort if it does not get to desired results.

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As leader we must ensure that our employees do more than "just their job." We must motivate, inspire and lead employees to get results. The key to getting results is for leaders to effectively hold employees accountable for their performance. This article presents our trademarked approach to accountability: CAREfronting®. CAREfronting® enables leaders of all communication/relational styles to hold their employees accountable so that everyone gets the results needed for success.

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The Power of Praise

The Power of Praise

Our need for approval and appreciation is as essential to living as air, water and food. As a leader, one of the most important things you can do is to help your employees feel better about their work and about themselves.

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Praise is one of the best tools you can use to motivate your team to higher levels of performance. This article offers leaders a philosophy and methodology for offering praise to their employees so that people feel empowered to make good things happen.

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The Role of Coaching in Leadership Development

The Role of Coaching in Leadership Development

Traditional leadership development (seminars, workshops, coursework, etc.) can be expensive, time-consuming and there is little quantifiable evidence that traditional leadership development actually enhances a leaderís skills/effectiveness on the job...

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Executive and performance coaching, on the other hand, offers customized, evidence-based leadership training and support that is rapidly becoming the most cost-effective and productive approach to leadership development.

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