Medical Firing

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 #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 #45 – Determine Your Values

Can you define what is permanent in your medical practice? We are asking about your practice’s, nay your team’s, core principles – those that dictate the actions taken and decisions made by every employee. What are the characteristics that are embodied by each employee and resonate throughout your office? If you are like a lot…

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…

Issue #42 – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Have you ever witnessed a staff dynamic fraught with tension so thick you could cut it with your scalpel? Do visions of your own office come to mind? Tension prevents team members from comfortably engaging not only with each other, but also with patients.  Further, it leads to turnover – staff members always have the…

YellowTelescope YellowTelecast Episode 15-Managing Employee Resistance to Culture Transition

With an ever evolving landscape in which medical practices operate, it often becomes necessary to shift the culture within the organization through the implementation of new processes and technologies. This creates new habits, which eventually become culture, and culture can determine the success or failure of practice growth strategy. The transition, however, typically involves pushback…