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Robert Porter
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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One of the most pervasive issues for executive leaders is the struggle to achieve work-life integration. MEDI Leadership Executive Coach Robert Porter provides some practical steps to take control of your life. Learn about his observations about patterns of behavior that have proven effective in improving work-life integration for successful healthcare leaders. Click the image...
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Hospitals and health systems continue to operate in a turbulent, fast-changing environment with relentless pressure to improve an array of performance metrics: patient experience, clinical quality, patient safety and operating costs. While there is much interest in and discussion about structural and transformational change, the formidable barriers to such change have limited their impact. With...
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Challenges and Concepts for the Local Hospital Leader In a previous article, I discussed the rationale for, and challenges associated with, the formation of large, multi-entity systems, and suggested steps that system-level leaders might take to improve their success at realizing the potential of those systems.  In this article, I want to examine the challenges...
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Challenges and Concepts for the Healthcare System Leader As the healthcare landscape continues to reshape itself through various forms of enterprise combinations, leaders face the challenge of integrating multiple entities into a unified enterprise. The theoretical value of increasing scale is undeniable but capturing that value is no easy task. It requires thoughtful, persistent effort...
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Practical Steps to Take Control of Your Life One of the most pervasive issues in my coaching practice is the struggle leaders have to achieve work-life integration.  I choose those words deliberately instead of using the typical phrase “work-life balance” as balance implies giving up some of one thing in order to get more of...
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Why tactical tools are not enough Minimum Standards or Optimal Performance? As an executive coach who works exclusively with healthcare clients, I frequently see organizations seeking breakthrough improvement in one or more performance indicators by implementing tactical programs that have proven successful elsewhere.  Examples of such programs cover a broad spectrum including patient experience initiatives,...
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It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions designed to make us “better” in some way. That often includes resolutions on how to become a better leader capable of driving improved business results, better customer satisfaction, lower costs and higher levels of employee engagement. For many of us, despite our good intentions as the...
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