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Resiliency Challenge #5: Upgrade your Sleep

Posted by Jane McLeod on May 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 I recently learned the term “Sleep Hygiene." It has nothing to do with brushing your teeth, or bathing, prior to going to bed at night, but rather the care you take to protect your sleep in a myriad of ways. The strictest of definitions is the habits and practices you form daily, to sleep well nightly.

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Topics: resiliency, sleep, stress reduction

Resiliency Challenge #4: Learned Optimism

Posted by Jane McLeod on Apr 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM
We hope you accepted our resiliency  challenge for leaders in January 2018!  If you had, here is what you have already achieved in the first quarter of 2018: 
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Topics: Positivity, resiliency, stress reduction

Turn Work Off

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Mar 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." - Ovid 

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Topics: resiliency, Leadership skills, rural healthcare

Resiliency Challenge #3: A Practice of Mindfulness and Awe

Posted by Jane McLeod on Mar 7, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Remember how our mothers use to chide us and say, "You should try to stop and smell the roses once in a while honey." Well, advances in technology have combined with advances in our stress!

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Topics: resiliency, stress, mindfulness, stress reduction

Resiliency Challenge for Leaders #2: Relationships

Posted by Jane McLeod on Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Romantic relationship concept as two hearts made of torn crumpled paper on weathered wood as symbol for romance attachment and exchange of feelings and emotions of love..jpeg 

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Topics: relationship building, relationships, dear stress, resiliency

Kick Burnout in the Butt!The 2018 Resiliency Challenge for Leaders

Posted by Jane McLeod on Jan 3, 2018 8:01:00 AM

"Self-care is not self indulgence. Self-care is self respect. " Heard on a yoga mat in Sault Ste Marie MI May, 2017.

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Topics: dear stress, resiliency, wellness, Behavior change

Challenge 12: The 2017 Leadership Challenge

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Dec 12, 2017 7:44:00 AM

"There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither."  - Alan Cohen

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Topics: healthcare, Positivity, resiliency, self care, Leadership skills, health, stress reduction

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

Resiliency: Discovering The Power Within

Posted by Jane McLeod on Oct 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

“Those with tenacity, dedication, and a strong sense of responsibility are subject to burnout.” -Bryan Sexton, Duke Patient Safety Center)  

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Topics: resiliency, stress, stress reduction

Mission Possible: Find Your Purpose

Posted by Jane McLeod on May 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 I have long been a fan of Stephen Covey’s work on writing your own mission statement and defining your purpose.  He asked us in his landmark work The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to begin with our end in mind. Mr Covey asked us to define our mission statement. I  have seen leaders all over this country of ours being led around by their calendars and whirlwind, and not by their purpose. It is extremely taxing on your personal resiliency when you cannot remember why you took your job in the first place! 

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Topics: leadership, leadership development, resiliency, stress reduction

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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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