The two biggest obstacles to growing and thriving as a hybrid cash/insurance medical practice owner/leader is Distraction and Comparison. The interplay of Mission, Vision, Strategy and Values is how you and your team stay focused. I had a personal breakthrough in my leadership when I read Michael Hyatt’s book The Vision Driven Leader. He explains how we must understand the interplay between Mission, Vision, Strategy, and Values.
For many years, I led with pieces of the interplay. However, I always felt as though something was missing. I could see – even though we had a clear mission and values – they did not seem to translate into traction and growth. I felt our culture was strong and united – but as an organization, we were stagnant and flat for many years. We all got along as a team and our patients loved us, but we were not growing. I began to develop a binary “either / or” belief that you can either be one of two things:
- A small practice that is culturally healthy and patient-centric with low profit
- A big practice that is culturally unhealthy and profit-centric with poor patient care
As I have developed this understanding and integrated this interplay into my leadership, the game has changed. I can see clearly how to grow. I moved from a “either / or” mindset to “both / and” mindset. We can experience transformational growth, be patient-centric, culturally healthy and achieve extraordinary results with profits of 15-20%! We are not there yet – but we can see clearly how to get there.
Here is our Interplay for Q2 2021:
|Mission||Get Back to what you love….Therapy beyond the physical; body, mind and spirit. See our Ethos.|
|Vision||reDiscover Vision 2024|
|Strategy||Q2 2021 Big Rocks 1. Uniquely You. 2. Achieve 6% profit. 3. Transition to 1469 campus.|
|Values||Second Mile Service, Owners Mindset, Family Centered, Personal Transformation, Servant Leadership and TRUST. See our Ethos.|
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Grateful to be on this journey with you,
Dr. Matthew Harkness