Becoming an authority in your field of practice can be a great way to promote your practice and assist in improving your service. A recognised leader in their chosen field will attract potential patients who value your wealth of knowledge. Therefore there can be a link between authority and profitability.
These seven tips can promote your development of becoming a medical leader.
1. Think Like A Leader
Your life and practice will change the moment you begin to think like a leader. Leaders are focused on growth and profitability in the future and try to find ways to ensure that they will not stagnate.
This may be a new service you are adding to your practice or maybe you have chosen to upgrade your clinic systems. New things get noticed and you will learn from the process of trying something new – even if you fail
3. Keep The Lines Of Communication Open
Don’t lose touch with your patients AND your staff. The moment you stop to listen is when you are done in business.
4. Publicly Address Industry Changes
Keep up to date with the latest research and the common practice in business. Publish the new found information throughout all your communication channels, e.g. as a blog. This can allow you to be seen at the forefront and potentially increase traffic to your website as people begin to search out information and answers about these changes.
5. Respect Your Time
Your main responsibility is to continue growing, innovating and sharing your knowledge. Yes, you want to assist people, but not at the expense of losing your edge or slowing down your innovation.
6. Develop Your Intuition
Your practice life requires you to make difficult decisions and sacrifices. Remember that your intuition should play a role also, as it is not always about numbers and statistics. This way you stay true to your own beliefs and philosophy and are perceived as confident and genuine.
7. Keep Learning
While the phrase “never stop learning” might not be new to you, when have you last had time to pick up a book or a journal to study the latest findings in your medical field? You can also learn from people outside your healthcare philosophy especially when it comes to running a business. Always keep an open mind!