Coaching the Physician Executive Candidate for the
Physician Executive's Coach works with candidates for
leadership positions. This work is tailored to the
situation and the needs of the Candidate and often
Preparing and delivering a clearly articulated
statement of why the Candidate is qualified, not
just clinically and academically for this position,
but as a leader of others and a manager of
resources; as one who can achieve unit and
institutional goals in an effective fashion.
What are the resources (generally money, faculty
& staff positions, space [office, lab, clinic,
Operating Room time and equipment] available to
the Candidate and do they align with items above
(i.e., does the candidate have sufficient
resources to get the job done)?
What is the total value of the compensation
package and how does that compare to the
Candidate's current compensation, taking into
account the differences in the cost of living,
retirement contributions and other factors.
all leads to getting the job, after which the real
work begins. That is, preparing for and executing
the new role:
Entering the position with poise and confidence,
including communication with faculty, staff and
others before the official start date. Creating
and communicating the designee's most important
message during their inaugural moment.
Having difficult conversations, with good
The preparation of convincing proposals for
additional resources (e.g., budgeting, space
requests, program and business plans) in the
And the many other issues that will arise in the
course of the Candidate's first two to three
years in the new position.