WARNER'S CORNER

Performance vs. Trust

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is a short TED TALK by Simon Sinek about Performance and Trust. Consider a few questions. Who do you work for? Do you trust them? Do people who work for you trust you? Take few moments and consider the answers after you watch this video. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

Discovering Your True North

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is a short document by Bill George who used to be the CEO of Medtronic. This partly comes from his Book, Discover Your True North, which is the textbook for the Authentic Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. Take a look at this and keep an open mind. Then ask and answer his 30 questions for yourself. You may be surprised at your own answers. Then what will you do about it? Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

The Forgetting Curve

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: When you go to an educational meeting what is your retention of what you learn? Enclosed is a simple graph which shows the decay of our short-term retention as long-term memory takes over. This gives insight into how we learn and perhaps amplifies the role of more engaging learning like videos on vumedi where you watch with the purpose of using what you learn. When we don’t use what we learn, we unlearn it. In fact, this may also be a tip that we can replicate learning in a cadaver lab with a more cost-effective approach such as immersive VR. Time will tell but this makes sense to me. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

The Joy Gap

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is a simple graph which has to do with the concept of Joy in your work. I was surprised to see this but perhaps most of you are an exception to this. Given the evolution of healthcare as it becomes more of a business than a calling, we have seen a markedly increased awareness of “Burn Out”. From my viewpoint, burnout is directly related to the feeling of loss of control and loss of sense of value to an organization. Perhaps the “Joy Gap” is a reflection to this. The antidote is to find ways to feel purposeful and valued. I thought the group might be interested to consider this concept. Kind Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

Measurement Survey Results

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is the Outcomes Questionnaire I submitted to our membership. I am please that 75 surgeons answered and all felt that measurement of outcomes is an essential part of care. This is especially important to me as our group as defined on our home page says we are…. “A group committed to recording the "end result" for every patient, determining best practices and optimizing outcomes in shoulder surgery, just as Dr. Codman envisioned.” Sadly, while we all agree on the importance of such measurement there are practical barriers which are evident in your answers. These include, among other reasons: Regulatory barriers at the institution where we work; 3rd pa

Operative vs. Nonoperative Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears

Dear CSS Members and Colleagues: Enclosed is a recent article published on Rotator cuff repair vs nonoperative treatment of Rotator cuff repair. Perhaps this offers some clarity on a controversial topic….or perhaps it is just more controversy. That is for you all to decide. Best Regards, JP Warner, MD Founder, CSS

Measurement Survey

Dear CSS Members: Enclosed is a survey that I’d like all surgeons to complete. Our group is founded on the concept that “we are a group committed to recording the end result for every patient, determining the best practices and optimizing outcomes in shoulder surgery, just as Dr. Codman envisioned.” This is our mission as stated on our home page. To that end, I’d like to assess how we are living up to this commitment. This questionnaire will allow me to not only know what our commitment is, but it offers the opportunity for me to propose a business opportunity to all of you. More to follow on this, I promise….but only if you complete the questionnaire. Thank you all for assisting with this r