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The Physician As Coach: The Awakening

The Physician As Coach: The Awakening

Equity Press (2007) The Physician As Coach is the fictional tale of two physicians: Dr. Lukas Damian, a brilliant clinician and physician leader, and his equally talented nephew, Dr. Hugh Briss.

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Hugh is young, brash and brilliant with a demeanor on par with the infamous TV-physician, House. Hugh is tough on medical staff, colleagues and even his patients. Hugh's uncle, Dr. Damian, recognizes much of his younger self in his nephew and is very concerned that history will repeat itself... for the worst. Dr. Damian chooses to have an intervention with his nephew. At dinner one night, he tells his nephew the story of how he learned that being a first-rate clinician did not necessarily make him a good physician. He reveals how his hard-edged behavior with people led to a crisis that almost ruined his career... and cost one man his life. Dr. Damian goes on to explain how embracing the idea of being a "physician coach" enabled him to turn things around for the better... for himself, for his medical team and for his patients.

How The Brain Works:

How The Brain Works: Unlocking The Secret To Great Leadership

Equity Press (2007) To be a great leader, it is paramount that you understand how the brain works... and how it doesn't work.

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By understanding how the brain doesn't work, you will realize why many of the popular approaches used by leaders today frequently don't get them the results they need to succeed. By understanding how the brain does work, you will be able to tap into the secret of how truly great leaders are able to engage and motivate their employees to great success... both for themselves and those they lead.

The Leader As Coach

The Leader As Coach: How To Coach A Winning Team

Equity Press (2005) Would you rather be "managed" or "coached?" If you choose to be "managed," this book is not for you. If you choose to be "coached," then you need to get this book and get to reading...

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because in all likelihood, the team you lead wants to be "coached," too. Whether you have just recently joined the ranks of leadership or have held a leadership position for years, this book can make you far more effective at what you do on a daily basis... leading people to win. Do it for your organization. Do it for those you lead. Do it for yourself.

Give-To-Get Leadership

Give-To-Get Leadership: The Secret of the Hidden Paycheck

Equity Press (2002) Much of the old loyalty employees once had for their companies is gone. Years of downsizing, mergers and other cost-cutting strategies have left employees feeling like they are holding the short end of the stick in their relationships with their employers.

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Most companies have forgotten the most basic and fundamental rule in human relationships is that people give to get. If you lead people, even if it is just one person, then you must realize that to get the performance and profit you want from your employees, you must be willing to give them what they really want. It's not just about money. There is also a Hidden Paycheck out there that people desperately want to get. And you, as their immediate leader, are the only person who can pay it to them.

BreakOUT

BreakOUT: Unleash the Power of Human Capital

Equity Press (2005) Many of us as individuals and organizations are trapped inside the "box of incrementalism." Being inside this box means that we live day to day with self-imposed limitations that we don't realize are there.

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Yet, these self-imposed limitations cause us as individuals and organizations to be satisfied with the status-quo... and when we do change, we only make the most modest of changes. But, today, change comes so fast that incrementalism doesn't allow us to keep up. In fact, we get left in the dust. It is only by following the tenets of BreakOUT that individuals and organizations can find their true competitive edge. If you can BreakOUT, you and your organization can reach new levels of performance and personal satisfaction.

Custom Forewords for Quantity Orders

We offer a very unique program for organizational leaders interested in sharing Dick’s books with their employees. When ordering 100 or more copies of any of Dick’s books, you can have your own customized Foreword included at the beginning of the book AND have your name, title and organization listed on the cover of the book. For more information, please contact us.

The Role of Coaching in Leadership Development

The Role of Coaching in Leadership Development

Traditional leadership development (seminars, workshops, coursework, etc.) can be expensive, time-consuming and there is little quantifiable evidence that traditional leadership development actually enhances a leader’s skills/effectiveness on the job.

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Executive and performance coaching, on the other hand, offers customized, evidence-based leadership training and support that is rapidly becoming the most cost-effective and productive approach to leadership development.

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Relational Intelligence

Relational Intelligence® Why it is more important for leaders to have high RQs than high IQs

You know about IQ (how smart you are). You have probably heard of EQ (your emotional/social intelligence). But, have you heard of RQ (Relational Intelligence®)?

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The higher a leader rises in an organization, the less he or she will be able to rely solely on their intellectual expertise and hard work. Rather, they will have to effectively leverage their relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors. Only by understanding the dynamics of Relational Intelligence® can leaders achieve their greatest potential.

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CAREfronting

CAREfronting® A leadership approach & methodology for holding people and teams accountable

In today's challenging business environment, working is more about achieving results than just doing a job. No matter how well a task or duty is performed, it is a wasted effort if it does not get to desired results.

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As leader we must ensure that our employees do more than "just their job." We must motivate, inspire and lead employees to get results. The key to getting results is for leaders to effectively hold employees accountable for their performance. This article presents our trademarked approach to accountability: CAREfronting®. CAREfronting® enables leaders of all communication/relational styles to hold their employees accountable so that everyone gets the results needed for success.

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Prescription Positive — A great way to live… and live longer

LIFE COACHING Update: Prescription Positive — A great way to live… and live longer

Negativity is an illness that affects the health, happiness and longevity of millions. Are you suffering from negativity? Do you find yourself with people either at work or at home who are negative?

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If so, is there anything you can do about it? The answer is resounding, "Yes, there is." In this article, we offer you our Prescription Positive… an explanation and guide to fighting all the negativity around you and embracing a positive mindset for living a long, healthful and happy life.

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The Power of Praise

The Power of Praise

Our need for approval and appreciation is as essential to living as air, water and food. As a leader, one of the most important things you can do is to help your employees feel better about their work and about themselves.

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Praise is one of the best tools you can use to motivate your team to higher levels of performance. This article offers leaders a philosophy and methodology for offering praise to their employees so that people feel empowered to make good things happen.

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