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Leadership Development
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 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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This is a season of difficult transitions for many healthcare leaders as the industry adjusts to the challenges of life in the post-COVID landscape. Though the nature and magnitude of those transitions vary, job changes in particular can be painful setbacks, leaving you feeling stuck and anxious about the future. The following are simple tips...
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Why tactical tools are not enough, and what to do about it. As hospitals struggle to financially recover in the post-COVID landscape and pressures grow to slash costs, healthcare leaders are racing to implement tactical changes shown to produce massive savings at other organizations, in hopes of mirroring those successes. In practice, those changes are...
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When you’re hiking or walking through unfamiliar terrain, you need to alternate keeping your head up and keeping your head down if you don’t want to trip up, hurt yourself or others. If you never look down, you could step into a hole or miss a step and twist your ankle. If you never look...
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A few years ago, I experienced a strange paradox. Despite our rich expertise as MEDI Leadership coaches, our internal team dynamics were suffering. To be clear, each team member was wonderful. And yet, our internal dynamics… not so much. Seeking a solution, I had to recognize we needed an external perspective — our own executive...
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Nurse leaders are positioned to be powerful changemakers in healthcare. And yet, they often struggle to influence decisions, behaviors, and events. It’s a challenge they can overcome with the right guidance and habits. My mother was a combat medic in the Army. I saw early on how meaningful her work was; it inspired me to...
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By Cheryl Foss and Kathy Gibala A client of ours, a Chief Nursing Officer who has been in healthcare for 30 years, recently said, “I was planning on retiring in three years, but given the state of healthcare and the savings plan we have in place, I have moved up the timeline to next month.”...
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Leaders are corporate athletes.  Elite leadership performance requires considerable physical and emotional endurance, mental focus, and determination. The demands that a leader places on their body are substantial. However, few leaders take the time to remember that they have a body, let alone pay close attention to caring for it. Over time, many healthcare leaders...
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