Competing | The Process Posts

Competing Against Yourself

No, this isn’t a post about self-destructive behavior within medical groups, although that’s a great topic for another day.  It is, however, a post about introspection — with a twist. Despite all the news about the economy and falling physician incomes, many medical groups have difficulty competing for talent.  Note that I’m not talking about simply […]

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Strategy

Your Ideal Future — What Does It Look Like?

What does your ideal future look like? Feel silly thinking about this?  It’s normal. Is your ideal future achievable?  Maybe … but probably not.  But that’s not the point of the exercise.  The point is to set a goal, a point in space and in time from which you can look back to today – […]

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The Process Posts

Focusing on the Future

Where do you want to be? Forget about planning as that concept is popularly understood.  Planning is a concept that builds on your current position but there’s a far more valuable tool available. I know that the prior post discussed telling the truth about your current position.  To avoid confusion, let me explain. The determination […]

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The Process Posts

Where Are You Now?

“Lieutenant, plot a course to Tahiti.”  Okay, but to do so, you’ve got to know where you are now. The first step in determining your future doesn’t have anything to do with the future at all. Instead, it has everything to do with the present, with where your group is now.  And that requires that […]

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Strategy

The Four Circles

After having represented medical groups with a particular emphasis on hospital-based groups for 30 years, it has become strikingly clear that what distinguishes the most successful groups, from the great majority of the mediocre.

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Managing Risk | The Process Posts

It’s All Related.

Seemingly discrete events in the life of running a hospital-based medical group are interrelated in terms of either leading to the group’s business success or resulting in its failure. Each event, each instance, each interaction, whether within your group, between your group and the hospital, or between group members and other physicians, reverberates far beyond […]

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Manage Your Practice

Is Your Group a Vendor . . . or a Partner?

We change vendors like we change underwear.  We value our partners. Don’t let your group become a vendor.  You are not a service provider to the hospital. If you think your group is a service provider to the hospital, take two readings of this post.  If you don’t understand that the situation must change, don’t […]

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