Physicians Who Lead Part 2: How to Win the Mindset Game

podcast Aug 31, 2023

When we try to wrap our heads around why leadership is so challenging, we’ll soon discover that the mindset piece is what gets in our way.

Our mental state is the foundation upon which great leadership is placed, and being a great leader begins with our own relationship with ourselves.

When that foundation is stuck in a reactive space, it’s hard for us to truly show up as our best selves, and that trickles into our teams and organizations.

Who are the 3 horsemen of the reactive leadership apocalypse?

How do we take a less stressful approach to leadership?

In this episode, we’re diving back into leadership with Talent Strategy and Leadership Consultant and CEO of 304 Coaching, Jen Thornton.

Today we talk about the mental game of leadership, and how we can turn it into something beautiful that people want to follow.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The 3 horsemen of reactivity
    When we’re in our reactive stage, what are the telltale signs and how do they manifest in doctor-land?

  • Tendencies vs. competencies
    How do we break out of our default reactive thought patterns and behaviors and self-author an engaged response?

  • A cure for the Monday morning screw its
    How do we do away with the us vs. them mentality that tends to come up when we’re working with hospital administration?


Guest Bio

Jen Thornton is a Talent Strategy and Leadership Consultant and the founder and CEO of 304 Coaching. Jennifer has made it her life’s work to grow the kind of teams that inspire, influence, and innovate brand experience.

Jen knows just how powerful teams can be when they feel psychologically safe and invested in - and she knows just how crucial that is to any organization that wants to rapidly grow and expand. She brings an unconventional approach to designing innovative workforce development solutions for companies that are facing breakthrough growth and accelerated hiring patterns and the results are expectation-defying and impactful.

Jennifer is credentialed through the International Coaching Federation and holds certification in several accredited methodologies, including Conversation Intelligence and Gallup Strengths.

For more information, head to and listen to her podcast, Let’s Fix Leadership on your platform of choice.




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