Episode 33: Positive Leadership in Your Functional Medicine Practice
Functional Medicine Providers: What You Will Learn:
- How we as functional medicine providers can handle the negativity, challenges, and change resulting from COVID
- What it takes to lead with positivity and optimism, and how it will help us during these difficult times
- Why leadership is a transferred belief, and how we can share it with our team members
- The importance of believing in a better, brighter future for our practices
- The key questions we should be asking ourselves right now
- How to understand our past experiences so we can become better, more positive leaders
- How to cope with financial stressors when it seems like there is nowhere else to go
Positive Leadership for Functional Medicine Providers
Even the most skilled functional medicine providers struggle with business and leadership challenges because medical school doesn’t cover that side of the industry. This week’s podcast guest is none other than the legendary Jon Gordon. Jon is a leadership consultant who is passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams. He is a nine-time best-selling author, a keynote speaker, host of the Positive University podcast, and an expert in all things leadership. In this episode of the FM Shift, Jon joins us to explain what FM practitioners can do to lead their practices to growth and scale.
Leadership is a Transferred Belief
With stress, negativity, and change mounting from COVID and political unrest in the United States, it is important to arm yourself with the skills to maintain your composure. Your team needs a strong leader to pull them through the storm and give them confidence, optimism, and security. Optimism is a competitive advantage during this—it is a game-changer. And with optimism and positivity, leadership becomes a transferred belief. You need to feed yourself before you feed others. Because as a leader, if you don’t have it, you can’t share it.
Pessimists Do Not Change the World
Pessimists do not change the world. It is the dreamers and doers who have made the greatest impact throughout history. As functional medicine providers, it doesn’t matter if we are treating patients or working with other team members, that notion should dictate how we approach every interaction and task. Jon explains that in order to be the best leaders we can be, we must believe in a better, brighter future and take the necessary steps to get there. Positive leadership will change our functional medicine practices at their cores and enable us to achieve the level of success we deserve.
About Jon Gordon
Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 20 books including 8 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, and his latest Stay Positive. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends, and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy, and more.
Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams.