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Check out these books, tools, and useful resources from our team.

Taking the Lead: A Guide for Emerging Leaders in Academic Medical Centers

As large, often bureaucratic, multi-mission organizations with competing priorities, academic medical centers represent not only an important form of organization, but a unique form as well. For academic medical centers to succeed and fulfill their highest value to society, they need to educate not only the next generation of health care providers, but the next generation of leaders to guide these unique, complex, and in many ways “peculiar” organizations. This book was written with this goal in mind - to serve as a resource for individuals in academic medical centers who are interested in pursuing a leadership role or are within the first few years of assuming that role (the “emerging” leader).


Available from Springer, or here

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Interview with co-founders Kara Penfield and Rob Kramer.
Podcast: Operate with Zen

Spiro Coaching Institute co-founders Kara Penfield and Rob Kramer are interviewed by the Academy for Academic Medical Center (AMCC)  graduate, Dr. Phil Pierorazio, host of the popular podcast, "Operate with Zen." This engaging discussion covers the impacts and value of coaching physicians, surgeons, and healthcare leaders, creating a culture of coaching, and the intersection of mindfulness, coaching, and professional development.  


Listen here:                                         


Subscribe to Operate with Zen where you get your podcasts.

Management and Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty and Healthcare Executives, A Practical Handbook

*We are thrilled to share that Rob Kramer's book is, "helping solve the world's greatest challenges." It is among the top used publications from Springer supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing.


Available from Springer, or here


Stealth Coaching: A Roadmap to Develop Independent Thinkers, Proactive Problem Solvers, and Exceptional Leaders

Designed for anyone wanting to make positive change in the world or simply in the day-to-day grind of work, the second edition of Stealth Coaching is a pragmatic and convenient tool that can be used in almost any context where more than one solution is possible.

Available here

IHELP 360 Assessment: The Integral Higher Education Leadership Profile

We proudly offer the ONLY tool on the market that measures the competencies and skills uniquely specific to higher education senior leaders.

Learn more about the IHELP 360.

Read Rob Kramer's article on implementing  Executive Feedback in Higher Education from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Research: Competencies for Those Who Coach Physicians

Check out this paper, co-authored by own own Rob Kramer and published by Mayo Clinic. It is the first scholarly study to identify the competencies needed to coach physicians.

Click here to download.

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