That 'everyone' includes not only corporate guys, but surely include physicians, artists, trainers, et al.
The challenges people face are common to all organised efforts, whether a bank or corporatee, charity, service like hospital, or a school/college. Just as a good sportman may not be a good coach, a good professional (doc, engineer, artist) may not be a good business leader.As such,
- Organisation noise is a pain area for across all professionals. A coach may be able to hold the mirror in front of the client, including a physician, to look for possible solutions. A coach, is best-equipped if he is actually an outsider - not from the organisation and not from same profession.
- Feeling like an outsider can actually be helpful to ensure optimum detachment and, work with a firm belief on 'Doctrine of Trusteeship' - more appropriate for a physician.
- Not to feel stuck in transition is more of a personal choice, rather than an external constraint. Of course, leadership is an art and science. If the physician (or anyone in that mould) has handled small leadership roles in schoo/college/community, it will help immensely.
- Feeling of trapped in time warp is a challenge many face, especially typical non-corporate type. A typical sales or finance guy, if promoted based on 'potential', often face a similar situation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7qnTMvw92U - Courtesy Fortune
Coaching Physicians to Become Leaders - Richard Winters - Harvard Business Review