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Healthcare workers are hurting, and the American Psychiatric Association anticipates “a great deal of post-traumatic stress” among medical professionals as the pandemic stretches. As a healthcare leader, supporting the mental health of your team is a critical part of your COVID-19 response, warn researchers. In this post, we’ll cover mitigation tactics to help protect your...
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Will YOU accept the 2 x 2 Challenge? If you are a healthcare leader, the Covid-19 Crisis has thrust you and your team into uncharted territory. As we talk with healthcare leaders across the US, we continue to be impressed with and inspired by your courage and resourcefulness and humbled by the steadfast commitment of...
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You can’t lead well unless you are well. It’s that simple. Almost all the leaders I work with know this. Almost all leaders I work with want to be well. Despite this, many leaders are not well. They are limping in their life and their leadership. In a previous post I pointed out the similarities...
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May is National Mental Health Awareness month. It seems like the appropriate time to share my thoughts regarding the stigma that exists regarding Mental Health treatment in the world of Executive Leaders, Physician Leaders, and the like in healthcare. I recently had an intense conversation with a young medical professional, I will refer to him...
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I often talk with my coaching clients about “heads-up” versus “heads-down” time. Heads-up time is when leaders shift from doing to being, allowing time to think, to meditate. Heads-down down is the everyday doing. As leaders we need both, but too often we find ourselves stuck in heads-down. This morning I took a walk on...
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It is all about the taper. In a former life, I was an exercise physiologist and competitive swimming coach. In my youth, I was a competitive swimmer. None of us were famous, neither the coach nor the swimmers. We had a mix of talent. Some were national champions and record holders, and most were not. However,...
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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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In this third post, in my series on effective leadership, I want to single out the Three Secrets to Energy Management. Leadership is harder than it looks to those who’ve never tried it.  It exacts a real toll in mental and emotional energy that must be methodically recharged to avoid burnout. Effective leaders, like world-class athletes,...
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In my last post, I revealed that you only have around 100 hours of discretionary time to fulfill all your hopes, dreams, ambitions and desires in your life.  How you use them should be viewed as an investment in what really matters to you. Leadership is harder than it looks to those who’ve never tried...
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I ask this question regularly of my executive coaching clients, most of whom are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.  It’s a question that quickly cuts to the heart of the matter. Seven days times 24 hours equals 168 hours in a week.  That’s ALL the time available to each of us to live our lives – – work,...
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