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016: Burned Out? Do Something About It!

People go into medicine because they want to make a difference. Just like any great story or movie, it isn't long before the hero runs into opposition. Just when things look like defeat seems inevitable, there is a glimmer of hope. There is a pivotal moment. In this episode, I talk about what it is going to take for us to pivot and change healthcare before it's too late.

Duration: 00:11:33

015: Leading Well from Withing with Daniel Friedland, MD

In the high-pressure world of Healthcare, we can use some good news. Dr. Daniel Friedland, one of the early pioneers in evidence-based medicine, shares some of his tremendous wisdom about leadership, burnout, and well-being. You'll enjoy this wonderful combination of compassion, insight, and knowledge.

Duration: 00:47:07

014: Damage Control - Addressing the Controller's Mindset

If you've ever struggled to put others first at work (or at home for that matter), this episode is for you. In this episode, we are going to take a deeper look at the Controller's Mindset. We'll look at why we all use if from time to time, and what to do about it.

Duration: 00:16:27

013: What to Say When Your Friends are Hurting

This has been a brutal couple of months. 5 Hurricanes have taken the lives of hundreds. Los Vegas has broken our hearts. What do you say when your friends are hurting?

Duration: 00:09:37

012: The 2 Myths That Will Derail You at Work

These two beliefs, that are commonly accepted as true, have the potential to have a profoundly negative impact on you at work. They also have a negative impact on the people and teams around you.

Duration: 00:11:06

011: Burned out? Here is What the AAFP is Doing - with Clif Knight, MD

Addressing professional burnout in healthcare is a complex subject. It is not enough to just tell people to be stronger. It is not enough to just look at the system. It requires an integrated approach and it requires commitment. Dr. Clif Knight of the AAFP has both.

Duration: 00:36:02

010: How Different Generations View Pressure in the Workplace with Anna Liotta

Anna Liotta is one of the top experts in the world when it comes to generational issues. In this episode, we take a look at how the different generations respond to stress in the workplace. There are plenty of nuggets! Learn how the different generations tick and what ticks them off.

Duration: 00:45:55

009: Change Your Life: How to do the Hard Work of Gratitude with Tanmeet Sethi, MD

Tanmeet Sethi, MD has suffered in ways most of us will never comprehend. She was kind enough to share her life-changing insights in this podcast that is loaded with great advice for those that are struggling with work, relationships, or just plain old life.

Duration: 00:32:39

008: Your coworker says, "I'm just here for the paycheck" and you get stuck with the work

There is a lot of talk about the lack of workplace engagement because it costs organizations billions and billions each year. But, what if you're not the CEO; you're just trying to get your work done and make your team successful. But, you've got someone that just shows up "for the paycheck" and you get stuck with all of their work when you're struggling just to get your own work done. What do you do with that?

Duration: 00:14:34

007: How to Predict the Catastrophe of Burnout

There is a lot of talk about burnout lately. We are moving at breakneck speed and not everyone can hold on. There are way too many people laying injured in the ditches along the side of the road. In in this podcast, I discuss the mind-shift that...

Duration: 00:09:57

006: Restoring the Joy in Medicine with Dr. Steven Strongwater from Atrius Health

Dr. Strongwater's prescription for restoring the joy of medicine is timely and insightful. As a physician, he understands first hand the enormous pressures that healthcare professionals are experiencing.

Duration: 00:20:49

005: Disaster-Improv: 3 Types of Thinking for Problem Solving Under Pressure

Have you ever noticed that it can be difficult to solve problems when you are under intense pressure. In this episode you'll learn why as we explore an inside view into Disaster-Improv. Resources at

Duration: 00:19:43

004: How the AMA is Addressing Physician Burnout With Dr. James Madara, CEO AMA

I'm joined in this episode by Dr. James Madara, the CEO of the American Medical Association. He recently convened a meeting at the AMA that was attended by a who's who of healthcare leaders from around the nation. The AMA has been hard at work addressing the problem of physician burnout. Dr. Madara discusses some of the resources available through the AMA as well as future strategies to battle burnout.

Duration: 00:27:01

003: Strategies to Address Burnout with Kevin Sowers, President, Duke University Hospital

Mr. Kevin Sowers, the President of Duke University Hospital, joins us to explore what they are doing to battle healthcare burnout. Mr. Sowers is one of eleven healthcare leaders that published a call to action in March 2017 that challenges healthcare organizations acrosst the country to make the focus on burnout a national priority.

Duration: 00:20:34

002: Thrivers Mindset: How to Thrive When Times are Tough

Some people fall down like fainting goats when the pressure comes but some people are tough as nails. In this episode I discuss the power of the four primary mindset that people use when they face troubled times. Understanding how to use mindsets is the foundation to becoming unstoppable.

Duration: 00:12:09

001: Welcome and Why Mindset Matters

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Trench Tested podcast. You can download resources [HERE][1]. Special thanks to [Adam Rafferty][2] for the awesome new theme song! I am grateful for your support. [2]: [1]: /s/Growth-Mindset-for-Web-nbh8.pdf

Duration: 00:11:22