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12 Steps to Emotionally Intelligent Healthcare

12 Steps to Emotionally Intelligent Healthcare

Fine-tuning high-emotion healthcare services can make a big difference in patients’ satisfaction and outcomes. Patients’ emotions influence their quality and value ratings as well as what they tell their friends. High-emotion healthcare includes services related to major life events, some of which are at the top of the Holmes and Rahe scale of stressful life events that can contribute to […]

CATEGORIES: Emotional Intelligence Physician Leadership Quality of Care The Doctor Weighs In

Answering a Cry for Help with a Touch of Humanity

Answering a Cry for Help with a Touch of Humanity

Dr. Margaret Cary helps a distressed stranger and recalls one of the main reasons she went into medicine. “My papers…my paaaapers.” I was at a Falls Church superstore checkout counter when I heard her cry. My first reaction to nonthreatening inappropriate sounds is to ignore them and leave the area as soon as possible. “My […]

CATEGORIES: Leadership Patient Safety

Are Physicians Coachable? (YES!)

Are Physicians Coachable? (YES!)

What is it about physicians? The stereotype of the brilliant and bold surgeon who reigns over the operating room whose mantra is “A chance to cut is a chance to cure.” The ever-smiling pediatrician wearing a bowtie with small elephant on his stethoscope. And the pipe-smoking psychiatrist, steeped in Freud and saying little. None of […]

CATEGORIES: Coaching Physician Leadership

Coaching in The Republic of Medicine

Coaching in The Republic of Medicine

How much of a coach’s frustrated “What is it about physicians?” is generated by preconceived assumptions rather than by remaining curious? I am a physician and, as with most people, our views of ourselves and our beliefs in what we project to others may vary wildly with what people see. We’re a culture. Before you […]

CATEGORIES: Coaching Physician Leadership

Develop a Coaching Culture

Develop a Coaching Culture

What might you do to develop a coaching culture in your office, in your organization? “I know I blow up and get angry. I am protective about my patients and the physicians in my department and I can’t help myself.” Dr. Leonard was one of my coaching clients, a surgeon who had left a trail […]

CATEGORIES: Coaching Physician Leadership

Doctor’s Orders Are Not Enough

Doctor’s Orders Are Not Enough

Physicians generally enter management roles in their forties or fifties. Our management skills are compared with non-physician managers of the same age, but physicians haven’t…

CATEGORIES: Leadership Management Skills

Dr. Margaret Cary Speaks on Physician Leadership

Dr. Margaret Cary Speaks on Physician Leadership

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CATEGORIES: Press Release Speaking

How Do You Know If You Need A Coach?

How Do You Know If You Need A Coach?

Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt, in a TED talk, said “Everyone needs a coach.” Atul Gawande wrote, “That one twenty-minute discussion (with his coach) gave me more to consider and work on than I’d had in the last five years” in the New Yorker. “Since I have taken on a coach, my complication rate has gone […]

CATEGORIES: FAQ Leadership Management Skills

How One Student Struggles to Become a Good Doctor

How One Student Struggles to Become a Good Doctor

Coaching and role playing: compassionate communication with patients. Margaret Cary, a longtime physician who teaches a class each year at Georgetown University’s medical school, is the founder of the Cary Group Global, a company that helps doctors adapt when they move from patient care to executive jobs. Jack Penner, 25, is hardly her typical client. […]

CATEGORIES: Coaching Medical School Patient Safety

Is Your Doctor Emotionally Intelligent?

Is Your Doctor Emotionally Intelligent?

No one would blame you for wondering if we doctors have feelings. We’re pretty good at hiding them. With the research of people like Peter…

CATEGORIES: Emotional Intelligence Physician Leadership Storytelling

About Dr. Cary

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Dr. Margaret Cary is a senior executive, physician, educator, professional speaker, author, facilitator and executive coach who combines broad management and patient care experience in health care, information technology and the media.

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