“By reminding myself to ‘think in the gray,’ I avoid forming opinions on matters until I have enough data to make well-informed decisions. This means putting less emphasis on first impressions and more emphasis on ideas presented by team members who are experts in their fields. Being able to be convinced by your employees builds trust and frees up your mind to tackle high level strategic issues. Having enough time to focus on strategic objectives can be challenging when all communications tend to lead to your inbox and try to dictate your day. I carve out time to get to inbox zero and clear up half of my calendar for unstructured time, which allows me to delve into new ideas, analyze current issues and navigate my team through challenges with a more proactive mindset.”

–Michael Nusimow, co-founder and CEO of DrChrono, a cloud-based EHR and practice-management platform used by thousands of physicians to treat more than 17.8 million patients, which has facilitated over $11 billion in medical billings

By Christina DesMarais Contributor, Inc.com@salubriousdish