Leadership Development Archive

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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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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