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Executive Development
High-performance leadership is demanding. It is as demanding as being a high-performance athlete. When endurance athletes train relentlessly, always pushing their bodies to the limit on every set, every day, over time their physical and psychological condition devolves into a maladaptive state called The Overtraining Syndrome. Once in that state, more training worsens their physical...
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High-performance leadership is demanding. Leaders must be decisive creative decision-makers, wise cultivators of high-impact relationships, adaptably resilient within a sea of change, and consistently deliver results that measurably and meaningfully matter. Transformational Leadership behaviors demand that we routinely bring our healthy and whole being to our work. There are indicators that few leaders in healthcare can...
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Critical Lessons as Clinicians Move into the C-Suite As healthcare organizations continue to redefine their business model in response to declining performance and intensifying financial pressure, they are recognizing the need for leaders from clinical backgrounds. The transformation they envision requires a fundamental rethinking of every aspect of the patient care continuum. Such a radical redesign...
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Feedback is imperative for leaders.  There are two kinds of feedback that leaders receive, positive and negative.  Both types of feedback are critical to a leader’s success.  Feedback tells us if we are on course or off course.  Much like a GPS system in our car, it tells us whether we will make it to...
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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....
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What is the best investment a healthcare organization can make right now?  Leadership Coaching. The best investment an organization can make right now to get executive alignment is leadership coaching for their executives and leadership development for physicians.  In addition to behavioral competencies, two other topics that need to be included in healthcare coaching are:  nursing...
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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...
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Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) and similar arrangements are popping up everywhere. The predominant types of CINs are Hospitals, Health Systems and Independent Practice Associations. Is your organization part of a clinically integrated network? If so, are you clear about the role of the governing board in relationship to the sponsoring and affiliated boards? And the...
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Question: Is your governance model operating at optimal performance – or not? With the rapid changes in healthcare, Boards are having a difficult time shifting the way that they operate to be as effective as they need to be. Often we get asked, “How do we know our Board is effective enough to lead in...
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I recently did some team building work with a very strong executive team.  During the past year they have had some key team member changes.  Even though this is a very high performing leadership team, they had to go back to some basics in order to make sure they continue their success.  Some key practices...
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