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NBC Story on Teleos’ Medical School Partner: Doctors with Emotional Intelligence Make House Calls

Pothering is in the “Select” Program at the University of South Florida.

Not only did he have to pass the MCAT to get in, he had to pass an emotional intelligence test commonly taken by CEO candidates.

“We want to make sure that these students exhibit not only the qualities that will make them outstanding physicians, outstanding clinicians, but also leaders,” explains Dr. Alicia Monroe, Vice Dean of Educational Affairs at USF’s College of Medicine. Continue reading

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Teleos Client Spotlight: Creative Commons on a Shared Culture

We have had the incredible pleasure of working closely with the Board of Directors and leadership at Creative Commons, an organization with the following mission: Our vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of the Internet — universal access … Continue reading

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Taking a Lesson from The Future

Change is hard, and people tend to fail at it often. Try small, safe experiments that move you in the direction of your ideal self. Be selective and deliberate about where you experiment. For example, if you are experimenting with voicing your opinions at meetings, try it out with your family around the dinner table first. Continue reading

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The Steve Jobs Phenomenon: 3 Steps to Bring Your Purpose to Work Everyday

He was great at computers, but clearly loved design and style. His passion for aesthetic in its most beautiful and practical application was and is inspiring. I can recall bringing home an iMac about 8 years ago and putting on the desk in my living room with it’s sleek, clean design—and thinking, “I want everything in my life to be that sleek, useful, brilliant.” Continue reading

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Incoming Medical Students Clear Empathy Hurdle (with Teleos)

July 27, 2011 — An innovative medical school program is basing admissions as much on the individual’s emotional intelligence as his or her ability to memorize organic chemistry formulas and score high on the MCAT. “We intend to change the … Continue reading

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Annie McKee profiled in Leader to Leader’s September 2011 e-Newsletter

Board Notes from Leader to Leader’s September 2011 e-Newsletter Board members are the custodians of public trust and carry a tough fiduciary responsibility, including their engagement in exciting dialogue and service on a board of directors. It is a great … Continue reading

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SELECTed as future leaders in healthcare

It’s not the typical start to medical school. No gross anatomy lab, no sudden immersion in science. No tests – although those are certainly ahead.

But this isn’t a typical medical school program. SELECT (Scholarly Excellence. Leadership Experiences. Collaborative Training.) is designed to train future physician leaders. Its students gained admittance by going through a rigorous behavioral interview process to assess their levels of emotional intelligence. The process looks for such characteristics as collaboration, adaptability and emotional self-control. Continue reading

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Falling to Pieces without Falling Apart

For adults, this kind of event could send us into a downward spiral of epic proportions. This is largely because, unlike this 12-year-old, adults have had years of additional “lessons” that train us to fear revealing any of our imperfections—especially in public. As we age, the messages can drown out our natural inclinations to carry on without skipping a beat after we fall down. So how can we, as adults, embody some of the grace that was manifest in this young gymnast? Continue reading

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Teleos-USF-LVHN: A Paradigm Shift in Medical Education

The first medical students enrolled in SELECT, an innovative program designed to educate the physician leaders of the future, will arrive on the USF Health campus this week. In addition to their academic credentials, students were chosen for their high level of emotional intelligence. Candidates were assessed using an in-depth interview process often used in the business world but rarely employed in academic medicine. Continue reading

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Teleos in Tampa Tribune Article on Bringing EI to Medical Students

USF seeking medical students nicer than ‘House’ TAMPA – Alexandra Printz was honored to be accepted into the University of South Florida College of Medicine last year, but she had her eye on something else. She’d heard about a new … Continue reading

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