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This post kicks off a 7-part series in leadership competencies we find most critical for driving meaningful transformation in healthcare. Details below. A few months ago, we reviewed key leadership competencies we’ve found most critical in driving meaningful transformation as conditions change in unpredictable ways. It is not a coincidence that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is...
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As a healthcare executive, you have a track record of strong performance and career success — it’s what brought you where you are today. You were likely promoted because your contributions brought such value to your organization that your leaders wanted to replicate those successes on a greater scale. Why would high-performing leaders like you...
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My colleagues and I at MEDI Leadership I have the great privilege to work in support of talented healthcare leaders across the country.  I am continually amazed at their dedication and perseverance as they strive to carry out their mission to attend to the suffering of people who turn to them in life’s most poignant...
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As hospitals work to navigate change, it is critical that they do so in a manner which reflects respect for the impact of change on the practice of their physicians in order to secure their support and commitment. We’ve seen rising interest in best practices for developing effective physician champions who can bring the voice...
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Happy New Year! The end of the year and beginning of a new one provides a natural place for us to pause, reflect and move forward with intention for ourselves, our families, our teams. As you begin a new chapter in 2023, it’s my hope that this focused set of questions will serve as a...
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In my coaching practice it is surprisingly common for me to encounter experienced and highly accomplished leaders riddled periodically with crippling self-doubt. Known as the “imposter syndrome” or “inner critic,” that internal voice of self-doubt is something that seemingly every leader battles to some extent at some time, regardless of overwhelming, objective evidence to the...
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It’s that time of year when the world seems to become, at least for a while, a little bit kinder, a little more grateful, a little more hopeful. We take time to step outside ourselves and consider ways big and small we might express our love and appreciation for those who are an important part...
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Across our industry, data continues to reflect a troubling pattern: Patients and healthcare workers are harmed in hospitals each day. According to OSHA, hospitals are one of the most hazardous places to work, nearly doubling the rate of work-related injuries and illnesses compared to private industry. The cost, both in terms of human suffering and...
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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a must for high-performing leaders during regular times, but it is especially important during crises. When times are uncertain and decisions are especially complex, leaders need to tune in to their own emotions in order to better understand and manage them. They also need to be aware of others’ emotions to...
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If you’re a healthcare leader in 2021, chances are very high that you’re working mightily to transform some aspect of your personal, leadership or team outcomes. Whether it’s an overdue shift in organizational culture, navigating conflict, restoring a damaged reputation or else, wise leaders recognize that new results demand new approaches. As you explore solutions,...
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