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Incivility: What Companies, Leaders, & Employees Can Do about Behavior (Part 2 of 5)

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Nov 21, 2017 7:56:00 AM

The organization’s response to incivility is a litmus test of its ethicality.

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Topics: culture, Leadership skills, Behavior change, culture change, employee experience, incivility

Physician Relationships: Tackling the Titans

Posted by Jane McLeod on Nov 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Healthcare is an ever-changing and extremely fluid profession to belong to. We have to be nimble and ready to change to meet regulatory requirements,or even just to tread water; fighting for our lives, it seems. This blog series on strengthening your relationships with physicians will address all of the age-old questions we ask regarding our physician relationships. Are they customers or partners? Is it easier if they are your employees, or not? Why can't they just conform?

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Topics: Physician Relationships, Leadership skills

Cold Weather Running

Posted by Meg Whiteford on Nov 15, 2017 8:20:00 AM

Although cold weather and the holidays can really play havoc on your running regimen, it is one of the best seasons to be a runner. The weather is cool, the path isn’t crowded and the running outfits are adorable! It’s easier than you think. All you need are a few key strategies and a firm running goal and you’ll be running in any kind of weather.

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Topics: health, exercise, cold

Incivility: What Companies, Leaders, & Employees Can Do about Behavior (Part 1 of 5)

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Nov 14, 2017 7:46:00 AM

“Strive to create a work environment where happy, productive, and loyal people can flourish.” (Source: The Employee Experience).

 

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Topics: culture, Leadership skills, Behavior change, culture change, employee experience, incivility

Physician Relationships: Docs are people too!

Posted by Jane McLeod on Nov 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

We humans need to feel appreciated, and heard, in order to effectively do our work. Heck, we need to feel appreciated, and heard, to make it through a day!  When our physicians are telling the world that 65% of them wish they had never chosen practicing medicne as a profession, and are suffering from the symptoms of burnout on a daily basis, we leaders need to react to that. 

Physicians are humans too. They feel the same need to feel connected to the organization and those around them that are making decisions that affect their work. 

As a leader, you cannot affect the fact that physicians are now being asked to change their daily practice at an alarming rate, and they are affected by outside factors that limit their ability to practice medicine as they have always wanted to . 

You cannot fix the government for them. You can, however, take a bite of the elephant that overwhelms them, and assist them to problem solve with you. One problem at a time. One day at a time. 

You may have implemented rounding, or meeting with your employees 1:1, and have seen the enormous benefit to this. Consider rounding on physicians to relationship build with them! 

Physician rounding is very similar to employee rounding. I was so fortunate in my career as a frontline leader to have two specialties I worked in with my own physicians. I ran an Inpatient Oncology department and an ED. My physicians were the same group of doctors that worked with my staff every, single day. I wanted to be seen as a collaborator with them. I let them know that I viewed them as leaders in my department as well. They had just as much responsibility as I did in creating an amazing work environment for the staff.

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Topics: Physician Relationships, Rounding, Employee Engagement

Part 2 Detox or Not?

Posted by Meg Whiteford on Nov 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

So Part 1 covered one side of the story and as with most things there is the other side... read on.

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Topics: wellness, health, detox

Challenge 11: The 2017 Leadership Challenge

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Nov 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”

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Topics: healthcare, Employee Engagement, Leadership skills, appreciation, recognition, thanks

Happier Human: Start Today

Posted by Jane McLeod on Nov 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Gratitude is the attitude for November! As we near the Holiday of being grateful, let's take a look at the physical,mental, and emotional benefits of a practice of gratitude each and every day.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, resiliency, gratitude, celebration

Get The Party Started

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Nov 1, 2017 7:58:00 AM

"Celebrate the success of others. High tide floats all ships." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Topics: Leadership skills, appreciation, nursing recognition, celebration

Physician Relationship Strengthening Series: What Chain of Command?

Posted by Jane McLeod on Oct 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever noticed that physicians seem to ignore the chain of command when it comes to your work with them?

I cannot tell you how many times I would walk past my CEO David's office to see a physician in there,complaining about my departments, or a process I was leading.

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Topics: Physician Relationships, Leadership skills

Inspiring Positive Change

Mediocrity can be replaced by greatness!

We write, teach, and coach to inspire positive, proactive, results-oriented leadership. While we have a passion for (and lots of experience with!) healthcare organizations, most topics we write about can be helpful to any individual, team, or organization that is striving for greatness. Cheers! Jane & Sue

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