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Strengthening Senior Leadership Teams Series (1 of 5)

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Aug 15, 2017 8:01:00 AM

“A group that overcomes their dysfunctions to achieve more than as individuals they could ever imagine achieving alone.”  ~ Patrick Lencioni

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Topics: healthcare, team building, teams, leaders, strategic planning, senior leaders

Change everything with Gratitude

Posted by Jane McLeod on Nov 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Change, leaders, gratitude, Behavior change

A Leader's question: How do I MAKE them change?

Posted by Jane McLeod on Mar 10, 2016 9:01:11 AM

 I was asked this question recently by a leader. He agreed that change needed to happen in his department for the benefit of those served. He agreed that the proposed changes were research driven and based on plenty of evidence to support the change. He sat listening attentively, and nodding his head in agreement with all points made. 

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Topics: Change, leaders

Leadership Resiliency

Posted by Jane McLeod on Mar 3, 2016 8:38:09 AM

I have had a multitude of unhealthy coping mechanisms throughout my leadership career. I am a stress eater. I reward myself for a great day with food, and I comfort myself on a bad day with food.

Food, Food, Food. Sometimes our unhealthy coping mechanisms are completely socially appropriate, and sometimes they are not. Compulsive spending, smoking, swearing, and sarcasm.......as well as caffeine consumption so much so that you forget there are other fluids on Earth to drink.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Isn't life and leadership stressful enough without adding an unhealthy coping mechanism?

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Topics: leaders, dear stress, resiliency, stress, coping

Help Wanted: A Leader in Healthcare

Posted by Jane McLeod on Feb 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 Sounds like a job for a Superhero!

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Topics: leadership, leaders, Servant Leadership, hiring

Be a WHY Leader and Coach

Posted by Jane McLeod on Feb 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever reverted back to your earliest days of parenting while talking to your employees?

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Topics: leadership, leaders, Servant Leadership, coaching

Sinking Ship: Engaging The Disengaged

Posted by Jane McLeod on Feb 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Actively Engaged vs. Actively Dis-engaged? Actively engaged employees, according to a Gallop poll, only make up 50% of the American workforce.  What are the other 50% doing?  They are the passively dis-engaged.  Your employees are there, sitting upright at their desks, but are they really present for their organization? Or, just going through the motions?

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Topics: Employee Engagement, greatness, leaders

With Great Power

Posted by Jane McLeod on Jan 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Spiderman’s Uncle Ben had it right.  With great power does come great responsibility. The responsibility to be humble, and to experience humility as a leader.  The responsibility to be able to act with integrity, both in public decision making, and in your actions off stage.
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Topics: culture, leaders, Mentor, Servant Leadership

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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