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Kathy Gibala
As pressures mount and resources dwindle, delivering outstanding healthcare hinges largely on your ability to bring out the best in each member of your team. Easier said than done, of course. Though optimizing team performance can seem daunting, research on the neuroscience of workplace dynamics can help. The application of neuroscientific findings to leadership development...
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Happy New Year! The end of the year and beginning of a new one provides a natural place for us to pause, reflect and move forward with intention. As you begin a new chapter in 2022, it’s my hope that this focused set of questions will serve as a valuable framework for reflecting on your...
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Market-leading healthcare organizations have one thing in common: succession planning. And yet, few healthcare leaders engage in it. What gives? One study, published by the Frontiers of Health Services Management, argues that although succession planning seems like a logical and essential exercise, few leaders understand the complexities and requirements of a successful plan. Leader transitions...
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The COVID-19 pandemic, staffing shortages and supply chain challenges have thrust us all into uncharted territory. As I talk with healthcare leaders and providers across the U.S., I continue to be impressed with and inspired by their commitment, collaboration, and resourcefulness.  With the Omicron variant wave currently sweeping across the U.S., I continue to hear...
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You made it through 2020 and are poised for a fresh start in the new year. As you begin a new chapter in 2021,  it’s my hope that the following set of questions will serve as a valuable framework for reflecting on your past year, both personally and professionally as a leader, and as a...
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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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I always enjoy this time of year, on the verge of a fresh new year of possibilities. Many people make New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never been a fan. For the most part, they turn out to be more of a wish than an actual resolution. Without some real intention, resolutions don’t seem to hold much...
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How Healthcare Leaders Thrive Through Mergers and Acquisitions Are you a leader in an organization that is involved in a merger with another organization? If so, you may be feeling uncertainty around your organization and your role. As an executive coach I often see very talented leaders in this situation. And I frequently hear them...
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Most discussions of decision-making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.   –Peter Drucker Decisions. As a leader you make them all day, every day. But how clear are you, really, about the decision-making authority you have in your role? What about your direct...
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… What leaders really do is prepare organizations for change and help them cope as they struggle through it. – John Kotter, Harvard Business Review As a senior leader in healthcare, you often find yourself at the forefront of change. You personally grapple with changes in the industry, within your organization, and even perhaps your...
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