Executive Development Archive

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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Executive alignment

What is the best investment a healthcare organization can make right now?  Leadership Coaching. The best investment an organization can make right now to get executive alignment is leadership coaching for their executives and leadership development for physicians.  In addition to behavioral competencies, two other topics that need to be included in healthcare coaching are:  nursing [&hellip

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Dyad leadership structures in healthcare

Dyad leadership structures continue to proliferate in the healthcare industry. Organizations are finding this is a great way to move physicians into senior leadership positions, immediately.  When paired with a seasoned leader the physicians have the privilege of perfecting their leadership skills in a safe environment while being in a meaningful position of authority.  The [&hellip

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Board alignment in clinically integrated networks

Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) and similar arrangements are popping up everywhere. The predominant types of CINs are Hospitals, Health Systems and Independent Practice Associations. Is your organization part of a clinically integrated network? If so, are you clear about the role of the governing board in relationship to the sponsoring and affiliated boards? And the [&hellip

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Transforming Governance: How do you know yours needs to be transformed?

Question: Is your governance model operating at optimal performance – or not? With the rapid changes in healthcare, Boards are having a difficult time shifting the way that they operate to be as effective as they need to be. Often we get asked, “How do we know our Board is effective enough to lead in [&hellip

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When executive leadership changes: key steps for success

I recently did some team building work with a very strong executive team.  During the past year they have had some key team member changes.  Even though this is a very high performing leadership team, they had to go back to some basics in order to make sure they continue their success.  Some key practices [&hellip

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Transforming governance in healthcare organizations: why it should be on your agenda

Question: Is your governance model operating at peak performance? The healthcare industry is undergoing a complex transformation. Organizations are adapting to shifts in care delivery and reimbursement models, increased clinical integration, complex business relationships and governance structures, stringent regulations and rapid technological advancements. Despite all this change, most healthcare organizations haven’t focused on transforming governance [&hellip

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How’s your CEO-physician leader relationship?

Given the complex nature of healthcare delivery—both clinically and financially—CEOs and physician leaders are realizing the benefits of stronger relationships and collaboration. Highly effective physician leadership is marked by a strong expertise in medical practice combined with traditional business leadership ability, including communication skills and team leadership. It’s important that the CEO (and the rest [&hellip

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Delegation: Key to a shifting role as leader

One of the skills that MEDI works on with our clients the most is delegation.  Leaders often have to go through behavior change- a shift from “doing things yourself” to “leading and executing through others”.   MEDI works on this transition with administrative leaders and physician leaders alike all the time. Many administrative leaders rise through the ranks [&hellip

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Why should physicians consider executive leadership coaching?

US hospitals are in a period of record-high CEO turnover. Mix that with the frequently-cited statistic that 2 out of 5 new CEOs (across all industries) fail within 18 months, and you have a significant challenge for physician leaders. American College of Physician Executives‘ report from June 2014 stated that approximately 5 percent of hospital [&hellip

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