Healthcare

Issue #54 — Firing for Success

Occasionally we all find ourselves holding onto a losing bet because we are invested and hope things will get better. It can be tough to admit that an employee isn’t working out, but the alternative of allowing a toxic energy continue poisoning your practice is worse and possibly costing you dearly in good employees and patients….

Issue #53 — 3 Tips for Starting Your Own Practice

Recently, we have spoken with several doctors contemplating practice ownership. Some are tenured physicians separating from hospital, university, or group practice employment. Others are finishing residency or fellowship and getting ready to put their name on their first door. If you are like those with whom we’ve spoken, the options are limitless, workload is daunting,…

Issue #52 — To-Do or To-Don’t, That is the Question

We love the remarkably satisfying feeling of crossing a task off our to-do lists, and figured that sharing this gift was a perfect way to give back to the efficiency gods.  Unquestionably, one of YellowTelescope’s non-negotiable values is being “on it” and this wouldn’t be possible without operating off a to-do list with maximum efficiency…

Issue #51 — Spring Forward

Although the weather reports seem to indicate otherwise, Spring is here.  With a relatively brutal winter (hopefully) behind us, it is finally time to train our eyes on sunnier seasons. New beginnings, regrowth, renewal, and all other spring euphemisms aside, what better way to start fresh than by finally executing truly effective, interactive team meetings?  Read…

Issue #49 Plan Your Annual Planning Meeting

  Many of us are guilty of getting caught up in day to day minutiae and losing sight of the “big picture”.  Before you find yourself in the dead of summer flipping burgers at the grill wondering where half the year went, take the time to map out the rest of this year and refocus….

YellowTelescope YellowTelecast Episode #19 – Cutting Costs Through Annual Planning

YellowTelescope’s YellowTelecast Best Practices for the Best Practices Podcast – Episode 19: Cutting Costs Through Annual Planning – Though many episodes have been recorded while on the road with clients or at conferences, this first-ever truly mobile “car cast” finds Jon and Ed on their way to the ASPS annual meeting, discussing cost cutting measures…

Issue #44 – How to be the Best

Alfred Cortot’s famous recordings of Chopin’s 24 Études, once considered the “definitive interpretation” in the 1930s, are now deemed so sloppy and careless that New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini stated that Cortot “would probably not be admitted to Juilliard now.”  The standards currently set just to qualify for the Boston Marathon would have…

Issue #43 – When to Use the “S” Word

  The word “sales” carries a negative connotation for many people, particularly throughout the medical community. Contributing factors may include the inability to advertise legally decades ago and the lack of sales and marketing training available today throughout the medical arena. Movies like Glengarry Glen Ross may have won best picture, but do not help…