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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

13 Things you should give up if you want to be successful

Posted by Meg Whiteford on Jan 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

My beautiful massage therapist and yogi shared this with me. Sound easy or daunting? For me a combination of both - 6,7,8,9 & 11 YIKES not good!

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Topics: Positivity, wellness, health

Soothe Your Inner Wolf

Posted by Jane McLeod on Dec 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A wise Cherokee Grandfather one night told his grandson a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My Son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One, is negativity. It's anger, stress, fear, sadness, contempt, guilt, disgust, embarrassment, shame, and hate. The other is Positivity. It's joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, inspiration, amusement, awe, and above

The grandson asked, “Who wins the battle Grandfather?”

He replied, "The one you feed."

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Topics: Positivity, Employee Engagement, positive communication

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

Challenge 7: The 2017 Leadership Challenge

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Jul 11, 2017 8:02:00 AM

Society values and demands achievement. No matter what role you serve in your organization, this underlying demand can be exhausting -- or, exciting and exhilarating.

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Topics: healthcare, Positivity, culture, goals, appreciation, recognition, celebration

Challenge 6: The 2017 Leadership Challenge

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Jun 13, 2017 8:03:00 AM
"Negativity screams at us and positivity only whispers." Barbara Fredrickson, PhD
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Topics: Positivity, culture, work, culture change, employee experience, negativity

"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

Challenge 3: The 2017 Leadership Challenge

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Mar 14, 2017 8:01:00 AM

Some of you are a couple months in to the 2017 Leadership Challenge and on your way to positive, proactive, results-oriented leadership. Kudos for your commitment! Some of you may just be learning of this challenge for the first time -- welcome -- it's not too late to participate. Our mantra: Just Start!

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Topics: leadership, Positivity, improving results, appreciation, recognition

Old Enough To Be Your Problem Child!

Posted by Jane McLeod on Jan 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM


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Topics: leadership, Positivity, direct dialogue, New Leaders

Customer Appreciation With a Twist (& a Pop)

Posted by Sue Tetzlaff on Jan 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Businesses love to host "customer appreciation days." This type of event for many businesses is a special event meant to bring a high volume of customers to the business (....of course, these are most often associated with sales events with discounted prices or special deals of some sort).

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Topics: Positivity, customer service, appreciation, recognition, employee experience

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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