Category Archives: Life

Doctors from overseas

About building a new life and career in Australia.

5 ingredients for effective collaboration

Collaboration is often talked about but not always easy to achieve.

How to upgrade your organisation’s tribal culture

Medicine needs more people who build bridges.

Tribes, tribulation and the elephant in the room

Time to move to the next level.

New skills, fewer scripts and less screen time: 3 resolutions for the new year

What would Richard Branson do?

Same-sex marriage and the role of the GP College

Should the RACGP be advocating on a wider range of public policy issues?

Giving effective feedback in the digital age: 10 do’s and don’ts

An honest, well-formulated feedback message can be very powerful.

No new governance model for GPs yet – Just what the doctor ordered?

In the end members have decided and that needs to be respected.

For the Doers of Deeds

The credit belongs to the person in the arena.

Talking governance: Getting rid of the disconnect

New RACGP governance Model offers a solution for the perceived ‘disconnect’.

Talking Governance: Why board diversity is important for success

A mindset shift is required to create more diversity on boards

Speak out!

A little anecdote about dads, dolphins and doing the right thing.

Are you a leader, a follower, or both?

If an organisation does not succeed, often its leaders are criticised or changed. But there are alternatives.

Online therapy? Not so crazy after all

Internet therapy for many mental health problems actually works.

A painful topic: what doctors need to know (according to patients)

Doctors beware: don’t expect flattery…

An unusual ANZAC story: How my grandfather evacuated Australian troops from Timor

A remarkable WWII navy mission that changed the way I think about ANZAC day.