The roles of the executive and the physician contrast in their very nature; we help you understand the difference.

“As a new physician leader who found himself in the C-Suite with seasoned hospital administrators, working with the O’Brien Group was invaluable. The weekly one-on-one meetings enabled me to understand many helpful leadership principles, improve my self-awareness, augment my ability to interact and effectively influence people, and establish and accomplish key leadership goals and objectives. The O’Brien approach to leadership coaching was ideal for me or for anyone willing to reflect honestly on themselves and develop a leadership style that reflects their personality and personal identity.” Tom Tami, MD | President TriHealth Physician Partners

The roles of the executive and the physician contrast in their very nature: executives act as one expert on a team of many, collaborating with and leading a team to find complex solutions, while physicians are used to prescribing advice as the sole expert in their fields.

Often expecting quick results to surprisingly ill-defined problems within the C-suite, medical professionals experience “Physician Whiplash” as they transition to leadership roles.

We work with physicians and senior teams to remedy this problem, helping:

  • Shift from a clinical orientation into executive leadership
  • Create a physician leadership structure that impacts strategic priorities and desired outcomes
  • Develop leadership capabilities the physician executive can immediately put into action
  • Ensure close alignment between physician leaders and their administrative partners.

Our Physician Executive Advantage eschews the cookie-cutter approach to physician leadership development in favor of regular one-on-one coaching sessions with occasional staff/team observations. In these development meetings, we work with physician executives to help them learn the leadership practices and self-awareness skills that will enable them to meet their challenges and hit their goals.

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Administrator-Physician Dyads: High Potential/High Risk

(Executive Brief)

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Building a Leadership Web: Strengthen your organization with five strategies for
physician alignment

(Trustee Magazine)

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Physician Whiplash: Board support is essential in helping doctors take on and succeed
in leadership roals

(Trustee Magazine)

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Overcoming Physician Leadership Limbo: Addressing the obstacles physicians face
when transitioning from medicine to leadership

(Healthcare Executive Magazine)

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Physician Integration and Leadership Performance: A White Paper for Health System
Boards and Executives

(White Paper)

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Physician Leadership Performance: Transforming Doctors into Leaders

(White Paper)

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What Prevents Breakthroughs in Physician Leadership Performance? The Tissue Paper
Barrier

(White Paper)

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PHYSICIAN WHIPLASH :
Going from Great Medicine to Great Leadership

(White Paper)

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