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11.17.2012   |   Articles / Publications

“Best practices in leadership,” Medical News, November 17, 2012

As a busy lawyer and father of seven young children, I know that it takes the right team to achieve success at work and home. Whether you are talking about adjusting to the challenging healthcare environment with new regulations and technologies, or fostering good relationships with your colleagues, staff, family and friends, anyone can find the right balance by planning ahead and using some best practices.

The Adventure
Over the years, I experienced what I initially called “stumbling blocks” to my professional goals, including health issues, uncertainty of passing the bar exam, long hours away from family, and tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Ultimately, I survived law school and my first fifteen years of practice by answering the question, “Why do I want to be a lawyer?” Although I wrestled with that question for many years, it finally came down to the following two words: helping others.

What about you? Why are you in the healthcare profession? Is your job mundane or lack luster? How can you make it better?


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