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Robert Porter
Michael is a long term, loyal employee who has dedicated himself to serving Memorial Hospital and the local community for over 20 years. From starting out as a tech in an ancillary department, Michael grew to take on supervisory roles and ultimately became Department Director. He was highly effective in his role for many years,...
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I have had occasion recently to speak with several senior executives who care deeply about the issue of social justice but who are struggling to find the best way for themselves and their organizations to serve as positive instruments of change. Many of them voice fear about wading into the issue, given how emotionally charged...
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Healthcare may never be the same. The new environment will create an even greater need for exceptional leadership. Check out this complimentary resource for leadership considerations beyond the pandemic.
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We are in a time of enormous turbulence in our country with focused energy aimed at a set of complex cultural issues long overdue for attention and reform.  It is at once a time of great potential but also great risk as the heightened passion will either move us to embrace change or further entrench and...
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Healthcare may never be the same. The new environment will create an even greater need for exceptional leadership. Check out this complimentary resource for leadership considerations beyond the pandemic.
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In the course of our coaching practice, one of the principles we discuss most frequently with our clients is the notion of the importance of “heads up” time. It is typical and natural for busy executives to spend much of their day in “heads down” time, attending to the important priorities and tasks at hand. ...
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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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The symbiotic relationship between hospitals and physicians has been complicated by new technology, changes to care delivery models, and the emergence of new management priorities. During this webinar, hear from Robert Porter, senior vice president and executive coach with MEDI Leadership, and Matt Troup, president and CEO of Conway (Ark.) Regional Health System, about how...
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A few years ago, I finally decided to take up the guitar, a long-time goal of mine. After playing for a while and becoming reasonably proficient, at least at the basics, I was asked by a friend to play and sing at his wedding. I thought, “Why not? I do pretty well in my study...
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The process of designing and deploying any disruptive change is challenging and must overcome the natural human resistance to change. This is even more challenging when the charge to lead the change process is given to a team made up of members who have no history with one another or, as is often the case...
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