Get To! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 30

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…

On this episode, Jeff welcomes back Dr. Todd Swenning to discuss the importance of “Get To!”

Todd points out that compromise is often defined in negative terms. If we want to encourage conflict resolution, collaboration, and teamwork - we need to shift to a positive approach.  


    To do this, Todd suggests several ideas to practice: 

    • We get to solve these complex problems.
    • We get to adjust our language from “have to” to one of “get to,” “will do,” or “going to.”
    • We get to experience the rewards of this win-win mindset.

    Most importantly, start changing your language to "Get To" to improve the collaborative success. 

    Dr. Todd Swenning is the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California, and Medical Director for the Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences. He is actively involved in policy making and advocacy with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, as well as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His dedication to education, teaching and patient advocacy have led to national and international humanitarian trips. 

    "Get To" is a perfect example of how surgeons can improve their effectiveness inside and outside of the OR.