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Contributing Authors: Eric Norwood, FACHE  and  Michael Hein, MD Over the past several weeks, we are seeing complexity play out in dramatic ways. Significant changes are likely taking place for you in terms of how you view your role and impact as a leader. In this post, we’ll explore crisis leadership insights to help you maximize...
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Contributing Authors: Robert Porter and Kathy Gibala We continue to be humbled by those of you who are fearlessly working at the front lines of this crisis, putting your own health at risk to respond to the call to human service.  And we have been so impressed by the resilience, resourcefulness, and courage demonstrated by...
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You’ve heard of cow tipping, right? Frat boys pass their initiation hazing by sneaking up on a sleeping cow and pushing it over? I recently spoke to two healthcare executives who assure me it’s real. So, I consulted the Internet, our ever-trustworthy Source of Truth. “The evidence against cow tipping is immense and backed up...
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Contributing authors: Gary Hoffman and Michael Hein The feeling I’ve had the last several weeks during the fallout from COVID-19 reminds me of a situation I experienced awhile back. It was a beautiful Hawaiian day: clear sky, mild breeze, and big waves. I knew the tide was stronger, as is the norm in big surf....
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Over the past two weeks, I have had the honor and privilege of coaching some amazing healthcare leaders across the country. As conversations unfolded, I witnessed wisdom, trends and strategies emerging as these leaders talked about what they were doing to navigate the COVID-19 crisis in their systems, hospitals and communities. As I explored deeper,...
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The idea of a novel virus outbreak, such as the COVID-19 virus, or Coronavirus, occurring is not exactly news to healthcare executives and clinical leaders. While the media might continue to heighten the public’s awareness to the spread of the virus, healthcare executives and teams have trained extensively and practice drills periodically to prepare themselves...
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When I started my professional coaching work, after 30+ years in healthcare leadership, I became curious as to why so many leaders wanted me to coach “up” various people reporting to them – to work on Executive Presence. When I asked them what Executive Presence meant to them, the answers were vague: the “IT” factor,...
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We have a belief at MEDI Leadership: culture eats strategy for lunch. You may consider this quote from Peter Drecker overused, but most likely you sense some truth in it. If you’re not sure you agree with Mr. Drecker’s statement, consider the strategies that exist throughout hospitals today. Some of the best minds have created...
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I was recently talking to a young healthcare executive when the conversation led to Executive Presence (EP). Nicole (not her real name), a petite minority woman explained how throughout her young career, she has been advised by professors, mentors and bosses to “improve my Executive Presence.” She has been repeatedly told to “look and act...
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Below is a short reflection of multiple interactions I’ve recently had with several clients. Let’s imagine a healthcare CEO and leader of a large regional delivery system in the Midwest. The conversation is one you could very well have with me or one of my coaching colleagues at MEDI Leadership if you engage our services....
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