Episode 74: Balancing Clinical Work and Business Responsibilities in Healthcare

Welcome to Episode 74 of the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast!

In today's episode, Dr. Sarah Smith sits down with the esteemed Karl Pister, president and founder of The Coaching Group, to discuss the challenges and strategies for creating a sustainable and well-balanced clinical practice. Mr. Pister draws on his 25 years of experience in healthcare and leadership development to emphasize the importance of emotional intelligence, effective team dynamics, and the impact of leadership on organizational success.

Here are 3 key takeaways from this episode:

  1. Dedicate Time for Administrative Tasks: Mr. Pister emphasized the importance of setting aside time for administrative responsibilities and creating boundaries to avoid overextension and burnout.
  2. Focus on Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: We delved into the 6 pillars of emotional intelligence and the impact of a leader's demeanor on team dynamics. Karl highlighted the significance of humility, recognition, and treating all staff as leaders.
  3. Empower Your Team: Mr. Pister stressed the need for physicians to focus on their core expertise and empower staff to handle other tasks, promoting a well-running enterprise and enhancing team morale.

 Karl Pister Bio:

Karl Pister is the founder and president of The Coaching Group, Inc. Karl has extensive experience in coaching, training, and individual and marital counseling, having worked in these fields for over 34 years.

He has focused the majority of his coaching since 2008 on the healthcare sector, specializing in work with physicians, nurses, and healthcare executives with hospitals and clinics nationally. He is certified by the International Coach Federation and the John Maxwell Team.

He is also the host of The Healthcare Leadership Excellence podcast. This podcast was created to share valuable insights around leadership, communication, emotional intelligence and conflict resolution. Karl Pister, with over 30 years of coaching experience, is a passionate advocate of excellent and influential leadership. In each episode, Karl discusses real-life leadership challenges through the lenses of outstanding healthcare professionals. He is committed to empowering every healthcare leader lead with integrity, excellence, and inspiration.


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