The Textbook Definition of Physician Intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurs are employed folks trying to act like entrepreneurs. Some call them rebels at work, others disruptive physicians, and most refer to them as troublemakers, a pain in the neck, or former employees. All are trying to create change and survive the process.

Intrapreneurs are employed folks trying to act like entrepreneurs. Some call them rebels at work, others disruptive physicians, and most refer to them as troublemakers, a pain in the neck, or former employees. All are trying to create change and survive the process.

Intrapreneurship is harder than entrepreneurship.

When it comes to a "how to do it,” though, there are few resources for physician intrapreneurs, despite the fact their numbers are growing. Here's what the table of contents of the Textbook of Physician Intrapreneurship should include:

Chapter 1: Assessing your organization’s innovation readiness

Chapter 2: How to manage your boss

Chapter 3: Survival strategies

Chapter 4: Communications and Corporate Politics

Chapter 5: Negotiation and Persuasion

Chapter 6: Conflict Resolution Strategies

Chapter 7: Managing People Who Fear You

Chapter 8: Finding scarce and uncontrolled resources

Chapter 9: Leaderpreneurship

Chapter 10: Exit strategies

Here are some other chapters:

Intrapreneur Survival Skills

10 Opportunities for Patient Experience Intrapreneurs

Raise Your Innovation Bar

There are four psychological reasons for intrapreneurial failure.

Physician intrapreneurs wage guerilla warfare against a formidable foe-bureaucrats and members of the C-site protecting the status quo. You need a tactical operations manual that changes almost every day. But, at least The Textbook of Physician Intrapreneurship is a start that you can read prior to your deployment.