...So we're back! Or not, depending on how "essential" you are. The events of 2020 have been unexpected, to say the least. Who would have predicted at the end of 2019 that we were in for all of this? In the past few months, our collective value set has been turned completely upside down. We've … Continue reading Crossroads

Back In The Saddle: Leadership in the Post-Lockdown Era

Over the past several weeks, The Lonely Surgeon has taken a closer look at what makes a great leader. With the evacuation of most physical offices, we had a chance to see how teams functioned with the lack of face-to-face accountability. Behaving while you're all locked up with your teammates in the office all day … Continue reading Back In The Saddle: Leadership in the Post-Lockdown Era

Leadership Physiology: What Makes a Successful Leader?

During our last discussion, we talked about the anatomy of leadership. By "anatomy", I refer to what the structure looks like... How it fits together. What pieces join to form a need for leadership? As we all know, however, you can look good on paper, but when it comes to how the whole thing actually … Continue reading Leadership Physiology: What Makes a Successful Leader?

Lights, Camera…

So with the recent health crisis, global economic collapse and all-around doom, physicians are faced with a challenge -- How can you deliver care when you can't be in the same room as your patient? Or your staff? As a surgeon, how can you offer procedures to patients who need them? What criteria are you … Continue reading Lights, Camera…

Translating Your Contract

Ah, the mystery deepens! Your contract. What does it mean? Why does it have so many pages? What kind of human would actually write something as dry and foreign as that? Are they all the same? Which parts of them really matter, and which parts can I skip over when I pretend to read it? … Continue reading Translating Your Contract