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The healthcare landscape continues to shift under our feet. Looking ahead, fulfilling your organization’s mission, serving your community well, and remaining financially strong all hinge largely on this oft-overlooked discipline: resilience. To be clear, we’re not just talking about your ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions, though that’s incredibly important. More than...
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Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of healthcare leaders transform their organizations, build careers and relationships they’re proud of. And yet, we find some myths persist in our industry when it comes to executive coaching. In this post, we cover three common myths that can hold leaders back from advancing their...
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Ego-driven leaders tend to make up stories when facing challenges in order to avoid taking personal responsibilities. When you encounter an upsetting situation, your ego may cause you to make guesses and judgements about others’ intentions and you start telling yourself a story. In the absence of honest self-reflection, these stories are a lazy way...
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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a must for high-performing leaders during regular times, but it is especially important during crises. When times are uncertain and decisions are especially complex, leaders need to tune in to their own emotions in order to better understand and manage them. They also need to be aware of others’ emotions to...
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For many healthcare leaders, things have been nothing short of brutal. How does a leader stay in a good place and help others do the same when things are so difficult? At MEDI we have noticed three essential elements. Abide by the Stockdale Paradox Confront the brutal facts of your present reality while never losing...
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By Robert (Bob) Porter and Janet Dombrowski You’re working hard to grow as a leader and are making meaningful progress. Well done! Looking ahead, how do you sustain your progress until those changes become new, unconscious habits? It’s helpful to think of growth as a cycle with four distinct phases: Unconscious “incompetence” You have blind...
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Along with our experiences as coaches, studies increasingly point to a new reality for leaders: The ways we’ve led and made decisions in healthcare are no longer adequate to lead today’s more complex organizations. Today’s new realities require agile leaders masterful in the art and science of co-creating coordinated movement. With that in mind, we’ve...
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How do you give feedback to someone on your team who is not self-aware?  So often, our feedback is judgmental, too general, and over-generalized. It looks something like this:   “Yesterday at our meeting, you acted like a jerk. Why do you have to keep interrupting people? We are really tired of you!”  This approach is...
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Happy New Year! The end of the year and beginning of a new one provides a natural place for us to pause, reflect and move forward with intention. As you begin a new chapter in 2022, it’s my hope that this focused set of questions will serve as a valuable framework for reflecting on your...
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It’s that time of year when the world seems to become, at least for a while, a little bit kinder, a little more grateful, a little more hopeful. We take time to step outside ourselves and consider ways big and small we might express our love and appreciation for those who are an important part...
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