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What does gratitude have to do with leadership?

Physicians and executives in healthcare often express the challenges of incredibly busy lifestyles.  Often our clients talk about ‘burning the candle at both ends’, difficulty slowing down to focus on key relationships, and facing an enormous amount of both internal and external challenges in their organizations and practices.  We often do not think of gratitude [&hellip

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Do leaders need courage?

It takes a lot of courage for a healthcare leader to address the challenges and complexity of the healthcare world.  Most people do not think of courage as a leadership competency.  They believe that courage is a ‘thing’ that we either have or do not have.  However, it is possible to build courage with practice. [&hellip

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Coaching vs. Training

Leadership Coaching is often confused with leadership training.  However, there is a distinct difference between training in leadership skills and coaching an executive or physician to become an effective leader. Of course, a leader needs concrete skills such as: Understanding models Best practices Processes Procedures Governmental regulations Running a business Specific dos and don’ts of [&hellip

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Leadership and Accountability

Creating Healthy Organizational Discipline When you hear the word Accountability, what comes to mind?  If you are like many people, the word provokes feelings of fear associated with negative consequences for failing to deliver the expected outcome.  One CEO described it as knowing “which throat to choke.” At the same time, many organizations with that [&hellip

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Productivity tips: 3 things you should stop doing

Productivity increases the overall efficiency of an organization. From our research and experience coaching healthcare executives and physicians, we understand how effective leaders often make all the difference in teams that produce sustainably great results. This is particularly important as physicians assume leadership roles in teams.  The same behaviors that make a great clinical leader [&hellip

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Leadership and high performing teams

Simple Steps to Help Create and Sustain High Performing Teams Earlier this week we had the privilege facilitate a session with a leadership team that would objectively be considered a high performing group.  It was a team that has worked together for a relatively short period of time and recently added a few new members. [&hellip

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From Dyad to Triad: Healthcare Management Integration

What are the common models for healthcare management integration?   Our industry has seen changes over the past few years, but the dyad and triad models continue to be most common. Dyad model The definition of a dyad model can vary among medical institutions, but all of the definitions are fundamentally similar:  dynamic joint leadership between [&hellip

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Essential skills to assure successful business combinations

As healthcare organizations grapple with the dramatic changes taking place on every front, one of the frequent responses is to enter into one of an array of possible business combinations with other parties. Those business combinations range from simple contracts to full mergers and acquisitions. What they have in common, though, is the desire to [&hellip

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Happy holidays from us to you

Your friends at MEDI wish you and your family a fantastic holiday season! May you experience true happiness as you celebrate the memories of 2016. Thank you for continuing to make MEDI a leader in the healthcare industry. We wish you much success in 2017!

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The path to population health

The journey to population health, by definition, is not one a health system can make on its own.  It requires redesign of payment models, integration of other parties to address clinical and non-clinical needs before and after a health care episode, changes in care delivery models and the roles and responsibilities of clinicians and others. [&hellip

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