Leadership is About Focusing on the Needs of Others


This week I have the privilege to introduce our guest, Dr. Joseph Haddock of the Thomas Chittenden Health Center (TCHC), a family health care clinic in Williston, VT. TCHC has been in existence since 1969.

Dr. Haddock grew up in rural western Illinois and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended Northwestern University where he completed both his undergraduate degree and medical school. Following the completion of his postgraduate training at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Dr. Haddock began practicing family and internal medicine at TCHC in 1978.

Dr. Haddock has a natural tendency to focus on others, so it may not occur to him that he is both a successful medical doctor and leader. The result of his leadership is apparent through the loyalty and dedication of his staff and patients. This is evident in his medical practice through the unusually high retention of employees and patients.

Dr. Haddock also has a nice sense of humor. Recently, he was faced with a serious illness which frightened his staff and patients. In keeping with his normal tendency to care for the well-being of others, he attempted to soothe their concern and recorded “The Doctor Haddock – Prostate Blues” which was published on YouTube in May 2018.


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My passion is to guide people toward becoming the best version of a leader.

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