WORKSHOP-Leadership and Team Building for Physicians

Team Building for Physicians

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Modern medicine is practiced in teams of physicians, nurses, mid-levels, support and administrative staff. All teams need a leader and in many cases the teamleader in medicine is a physician. Even in a small private office the physician is considered the teamleader. Unfortunately many physicians lack the temperament or training to organize and manage effective healthcare teams.  As a teamleader, the physician needs skills in communication, people management and an understanding of how teams work. In addition, they need a heightened awareness of social interactions and highly developed emotional intelligence skills. 


This lecture provides an introduction to leadership skills for all physicians and is especially useful for those in executive or management roles.   Coaching for Physicians  is an authorized partner for Everything DiSC® and the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model®. 


By the end of this lecture, participants should be able to:


  • Describe the concept of a team, and its factors for success
  • Discuss the benefits of team work
  • Recognize signs of a dysfunctional team and implement the five behaviors of a cohesive team
  • Understand the significance of various communication styles (DiSC)
  • List the types of teams
  • Understand the role of emotional intelligence and empathy for teams
  • Set boundaries and communicate needs
  • Know the difference between a boundary and an expectation
  • Understand the importance of intentionally fostering teamwork
  • Explain and define the four phases of the Tuckman team development model
  • Discuss the uses, benefits and disadvantages of various team-building activities
  • Follow strategies for setting and leading team meetings
  • Detail problem-solving strategies for team problems
  • Understand how personality and training influences how physicians view teams
  • List actions to do, and to avoid, when encouraging teamwork
  • Understand the importance of physician engagement
  • Stimulate physician engagement and teamwork
  • Apply the principles of team building to your own organization
  • … and much more



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