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Succeed with Change: "Grab the Baton"

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Apr 4, 2018 4:52:17 PM

 "Will it be easy? Nope. Will it be worth it? Absolutely!"

 

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Topics: Change, Change Management, Leadership skills, rural healthcare, employee teams, leadership responsibilities

Changing How We Change: Elevating Behaviors, Performance, & Contributions

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Jan 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

"What we accept is what we teach." - Michael Cohen

 Note: This is Part 3 in a 6-Part Series titled Changing How We Change. You can also access Part 1 (The Whirlwind) and Part 2 (Transferring Changes into Operations), Part 3 (Diffusion of Innovations)

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Topics: leadership, healthcare, Change, Change Management, Behavior change, culture change

Changing How We Change: Diffusion of Innovation

Posted by Jane McLeod on Jan 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 I can remember clearly, as a leader of front line staff,  that it seemed as though many of my employees simply were not listening when it came to rolling out change in our department. 

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Topics: Change, innovation, Change Management, culture change, barriers

Changing How We Change: Transferring Changes Into Operations

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass
 

Note: This is part 2 in a 6-part series titled "Changing How We Change." If you missed Part 1, you can view it here.

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Topics: Change, Change Management, Leadership skills, barriers

Changing How We Change: The Whirlwind

Posted by Jane McLeod on Jan 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

 

A New Year is all about Change. Change in our personal lives and change in our professional lives. We seek to make things better, and change needs to happen in order to do that.

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Topics: Change, Change Management, Leadership skills, Behavior change

Challenge 8: The 2017 Leadership Challenge

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Aug 8, 2017 8:04:00 AM

"Sunlight is the best disinfectant."  - William O. Douglas

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Topics: leadership, healthcare, Change, transparency, measurement, Change Management

Storytelling Isn't Just for Kids

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Aug 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM
"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today."    - Robert McKee  
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Topics: healthcare, Change, positive communication, communication, Change Management, Leadership skills, rural healthcare

Change Reaction

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on May 30, 2017 8:09:00 AM

"And oh the change is gonna do me good." 

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Topics: healthcare, Change, Change Management, Leadership skills

"Top of Mind" Tactics

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Apr 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When an organization establishes high standards for how everyone behaves, performs, and contributes to success, the act of setting those standards doesn't magically transform the behaviors and actions of everyone. After these are set, there needs to be a persistent effort to bring and keep these standards alive. 

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Topics: Positivity, Change, Behavior change, standards of behavior, culture change

Clutter is a bummer- literally!

Posted by Meg Whiteford on Feb 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Dishes in the sink, toys throughout the house, stuff covering every flat surface; this clutter not only makes our homes look bad, it makes us feel bad, too.

At least that’s what researchers at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) discovered when they explored in real time the relationship between 32 California families and the thousands of objects in their homes. The resulting book, “Life at Home in The Twenty-First Century,” is a rare look at how middle-class Americans use the space in their homes and interact with the things they accumulate over a lifetime.

Our over-worked closets are overflowing with things we rarely touch.

It turns out that clutter has a profound affect on our mood and self-esteem. CELF’s anthropologists, social scientists, and archaeologists found:

A link between high cortisol (stress hormone) levels in female home owners and a high density of household objects.The more stuff, the more stress women feel. Men, on the other hand, don’t seem bothered by mess, which accounts for tensions between tidy wives and their clutter bug hubbies.
Women associate a tidy home with a happy and successful family. The more dishes that pile up in the sink, the more anxious women feel.

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Topics: Change, healthy, goals, quality, health

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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