Leadership Development Archive

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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Leadership and the evolution of a team

Leadership teams go through normal, predictable and manageable stages of evolution as they come together and begin to tackle the challenges that face them.  Some stages are fun and exciting.  Other stages can be so miserable that they cause leaders to question the very journey they have undertaken. “What have I gotten myself into?”  Wise leaders [&hellip

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How do you accelerate a leader’s transition into their new role?

A leader’s ability to transition into a new role sets the tone for the organizations ability to achieve results.  Too often leaders are promoted into a new position because they did an excellent job at their old position.  For example, a physician is excellent clinically and therefore gets asked to step into Dyad or Triad [&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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Accelerating the results of newly hired / promoted physician leaders

When an individual assumes a new or different leadership role they have a 40% chance of failure. That’s a disturbing statistic. Health systems and hospitals across the country recognize the critical role that physician leaders must play in transforming care delivery and are, therefore, committing significant resources to the recruitment and/or promotion of physician leaders. Unfortunately, [&hellip

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Creating a Powerful, Positive Impression… the Intentional Leader

We make major decisions about others at lightning speed… and them about us. In fact, we’ve read that people create 11 impressions in the first seven seconds of an encounter. The moment you meet someone – a new boss or colleague, a patient, etc. – his or her brain quickly goes to work sizing you [&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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MEDI’s commitment to client satisfaction

At MEDI, we take pride in our expertise and commitment to client satisfaction. We conduct ongoing client satisfaction research to ensure we are meeting the growing and changing needs of our clients. Our most recent research shows that MEDI continues to rank high in client satisfaction. 4.8 out of 5 – Overall Satisfaction 4.4 out [&hellip

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Can you afford to be wrong about your next physician leader?

Where will you find your next physician leader? Every week, MEDI talks to colleagues who are trying to recruit experienced physician leaders to fill strategic roles, but finding them hard to find and never knowing if the one they select will really “fit”. The cost of failure is far too high. As the leading leadership [&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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