Leadership Coaching

COACHING CAN HELP YOU CREATE YOUR FUTURE AS A LEADER

Together, we will increase your leadership effectiveness. We start this highly personalized process by identifying your best leadership practices and your challenges. Where you’ve been stuck, we’ll move you forward. Where you’ve been frustrated, we’ll get at the root causes and find solutions.

We will begin and end with an in-person robust leadership assessment to identify specific needs and measure your progress. Each month, for six months, we’ll have two calls together. On those calls you’ll set your own action steps for implementation. These assignments are due before the next call. After we determine your specific objectives, I will provide you a list of resources that may help you further. In addition, I will be available to you anytime through email.

Introduction

As an emergency physician in a ski resort I knew how to give orders. That is how I had been trained in medical school and residency. I arrived my first executive post, talked with my office staff and gave an order. Nothing happened. Clearly, they hadn’t heard me. I gave the order again.

My journey from clinician to leader began.

Over my Leadership Expedition I have moved into more listening and less speaking, more showing and less telling. Ultimately, leadership is an internal journey.

As leaders, we increase our power and ability to achieve by empowering others. I collaborate with healthcare organizations, professional societies and research facilities to design custom-designed leadership development programs. I am the luckiest person in the world. I do what I love. – Dr. Margaret Cary

The healthcare environment today is complex, constantly changing, and requires both leadership skills and the ability to think in a new way. Traditional physician education focuses on skills essential for patient care, not for leading and managing others. For example,

 physicians are trained to make decisions based on scientific evidence and diagnostic results with little to no input from others. This is important and effective at the bedside. This decision making style may not work well in collaborative leadership environments, team settings, or in the executive suite.

When health care professionals, especially physicians, transition into leadership positions from patient care, they require a new set of skills as well as new ways to consider challenges.

Evidence tells us that leadership skills are best developed during real situations, not simply by reading about them in a book or journal.

I have a wide range of experience in teaching, training, and consulting with healthcare leaders in workshops, retreats, and individual consultation for departments or executive teams. My depth of experience and passion for evidence-based information enables me to customize training programs specifically to address the needs of your organization.

My areas of training expertise include

  • Measuring and Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Developing Vertical Leaders
  • Coaching from a Developmental Perspective
  • Leveraging Polarities and the Complex Thinking of Leadership
  • Identifying and Building on Leadership Strengths

COACHING CAN HELP YOU CREATE YOUR FUTURE AS A LEADER

Together, we will increase your leadership effectiveness. We start this highly personalized process by identifying your best leadership practices and your challenges. Where you’ve been stuck, we’ll move you forward.

Where you’ve been frustrated, we’ll get at the root causes and find solutions. We will begin and end with an in-person robust leadership assessment to identify specific needs and measure your progress.

Each month, for six months, we’ll have two calls together. On those calls, you’ll set your own action steps for implementation. These assignments are due before the next call. After we determine your specific objectives, I will provide you a list of resources that may help you further. In addition, I will be available to you anytime through email.

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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Contact

  • phone (202) 403-1966
  • email drcary (at) thecarygroupglobal (dot) com

Blog

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12 Steps to Emotionally Intelligent Healthcare

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Answering a Cry for Help with a Touch of Humanity

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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 […]

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