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Strengthening Senior Leadership Teams Series (3 of 5)

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Aug 29, 2017 7:36:00 AM

"If those at the top don’t get along or behave well, don’t be surprised when the front line leaders and employees don’t." - Sue Tetzlaff

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Topics: relationship building, relationships, behavior, Leadership skills, Behavior change, standards of behavior

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

Posted by Meg Whiteford on Jul 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sought to entice people to visit Finland and experience the beauty of this silent land. They released a series of photographs of single figures in the nature and used the slogan “Silence, Please”. A tag line was added by Simon Anholt, an international country branding consultant, “No talking, but action.”

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Topics: behavior, health

Dear Toxic Coworker,

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Apr 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Dear Toxic Coworker,

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Topics: leadership, healthcare, teams, behavior, coworkers

Dear Disruptive Physician,

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Mar 15, 2016 11:45:15 AM

March 13-19, 2016 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Let's not only be aware, but take action, when disruptive behavior puts patients and healthcare workers at risk. According to a 2011 survey of 800+ physicians conducted by the American College of Physician Executives, more than 70% of respondents said disruptive physician behavior occurs at least once a month at their organization; more than 10% said such incidents occur daily; and about 77% said they were concerned about disruptive behavior in their organization, and 99% believed disruptive behavior ultimately affects patient care. 

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Topics: leadership, culture, physician, behavior, disruptive

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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