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Healthcare management
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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Shared responsibility between individual physicians and the organization Physician burnout is a complex issue and a growing concern across the country. The statistics are alarming. For example, according to a Mayo Clinic study conducted in partnership with the American Medical Association, between 2011 and 2014 there was an almost 10-point increase in physicians who reported...
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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’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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Productivity increases the overall efficiency of an organization. From our research and experience coaching healthcare executives and physicians, we understand how effective leaders often make all the difference in teams that produce sustainably great results. This is particularly important as physicians assume leadership roles in teams.  The same behaviors that make a great clinical leader...
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Simple Steps to Help Create and Sustain High Performing Teams Earlier this week we had the privilege facilitate a session with a leadership team that would objectively be considered a high performing group.  It was a team that has worked together for a relatively short period of time and recently added a few new members....
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What are the common models for healthcare management integration?   Our industry has seen changes over the past few years, but the dyad and triad models continue to be most common. Dyad model The definition of a dyad model can vary among medical institutions, but all of the definitions are fundamentally similar:  dynamic joint leadership between...
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The journey to population health, by definition, is not one a health system can make on its own.  It requires redesign of payment models, integration of other parties to address clinical and non-clinical needs before and after a health care episode, changes in care delivery models and the roles and responsibilities of clinicians and others....
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