Category Archives: control freak

How can I make this easy? Physician coaching for the overburdened!

There is a great story (I don’t know if it’s true, but it’s still a good story) that the early astronauts found that pens didn’t work well in outer space.  Just like when we hold a pen with the tip … Continue reading

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Calling all perfectionists!

Physicians are known to share some strong personality traits.  We are generally hardworking, skeptical, and perfectionistic.  Those characteristics support us in our quest to continually add knowledge and skills, think critically, and strive to provide the best care to our … Continue reading

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Want greater skill? Try a moment of planning!

Yesterday was our daughter’s last day at home before she flew across the country to return to college. My mind was buzzing with the growing list of things that I didn’t want to forget to remind her about. So I … Continue reading

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Advice from a recovering control freak

Recently, I overheard several people lamenting that they were not better delegators. As a recovering control-freak, I can assure you that good delegators are not necessarily born – they are developed. And I guarantee that you, too, can become more … Continue reading

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