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As a healthcare executive leader, you likely have a track record of strong performance and career success. Given that, you may ask yourself, “Why would I want to invest in an executive coach?” Though it might sound cliché, it’s true: What got you this far, won’t get you where you want to go next as...
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You made it through 2020 and are poised for a fresh start in the new year. As you begin a new chapter in 2021,  it’s my hope that the following set of questions will serve as a valuable framework for reflecting on your past year, both personally and professionally as a leader, and as a...
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My son-in-law and I have many similar physical characteristics. We both stand at 5’10”, are slim, bald and fair skinned. We also wear glasses. Out of admiration for each other’s taste in glasses frames, and to make light of our similarities, we attempted a swap. He put on mine, and I, his. That is when...
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I was walking past reception in our facility and saw the “Lost and Found” cart that housed all of the items children had “lost” when they attend our after-school program. I noticed the sweatshirts, water bottles, jackets, even a shoe or two. My brain catalogued those items in the file “2020 Losses” — my mindset as...
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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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The events of 2020 have radically transformed the way we work. For leaders, one side effect has been a growing Addiction to Urgency. Being busy is a badge of honor in American business. Having a sense of urgency is a virtue and, compared to complacency and laziness, that makes a lot of sense. In his...
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When we believe something to be true, it has a powerful effect. It often leads us to tap into a tendency known as confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is the natural propensity to “gather evidence that confirms preexisting expectations, typically by emphasizing or pursuing supporting evidence while dismissing or failing to seek contradictory evidence,” explains the...
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Professional athletes, market innovators, art and tech prodigies all have a longstanding tradition of magnifying their skills with expert coaching. As Inc. magazine explains it, “It’s no secret that high performers of all stripes swear by coaching. Everyone from Google’s founders to the rock band Metallica credits coaches with getting them where they are today...
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Recent events and mounting industry data illuminate an uncomfortable truth: Implicit bias is prevalent in healthcare, say researchers, and many are unaware. More importantly, it’s hurting patients. As a healthcare leader, we trust that your aim is to ensure that every patient — regardless of background, ethnicity, race, education, sexual orientation, or other factors — gets the...
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Most people in leadership shy away from admitting they like the power of their position. They see power as something negative or conniving. Negative phrases like “imposed authority,” “contained emotions,” and “obeying commands” are associated with the word power. We are more comfortable saying we can influence or shape the mental model and actions of...
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