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They Just Don’t Get it! How to stop reacting to the...

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“He just doesn’t get it. How can he be such a roadblock when we are just trying to do the right thing!”   As my client was sharing with me her frustration with an administrative colleague, she explained that every time she had a suggestion, it seemed her colleague had a perfect objection to stall…

The Generosity in Setting Boundaries

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What if this moment in time was your defining career moment?  How would you show up? Would you want to present the best of who you are to patients, colleagues, family, friends? Often, in order to show up as the best version of ourselves, we need to do what is counterintuitive. We need to show…

5 Questions to Turn Your Fear into Focused Action when circumstance...

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My biggest fear growing up was Quicksand.  Yesterday, as we were balancing working from home and caring for my 5 year old, my son wanted to do a science experiment. He opened his book of experiments to “the Quicksand Experiment”. My mind immediately shot back to those Gilligan’s island episodes of the late 1970’s I…

What to do when your culture is becoming toxic: The basic...

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You are a high performing leader, slightly overwhelmed and completely committed to your role, your team, and your organization. You have seen and felt the signs of a toxic culture. The team doesn’t smile, laugh and joke like they used to Cliques are forming and it is becoming obvious who is in and who is…

Your Goals may be SMART, but are they Scary? 6 Ways...

This year, I set a goal that scared me.  Actually, as a healthcare executive turned entrepreneur, most of my goals scare me a little bit!  But this particular goal seemed scarier than usual.  It wasn’t that I doubted I could reach the goal that scared me. It was the unknown. It was the time it…

Considering Physician Employment? What Physicians and Hospitals should be asking themselves...

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The current scenario. Many physician practices are exploring every option to remain (or become) financially stable and glean any sort of certainty in a world where uncertainty is the norm.  Practices are searching for ways to stop fighting fires and start moving the strategic needle.  After exploring a variety of alignment models, some physicians ultimately…

The Basic Requirements for Effective Communication and 6 Tips for Implementing...

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Some lessons in life come from unexpected sources. My most recent lesson on the basic requirements for effective communication came from two 5-year olds, a tiger and a lobster. Let me explain. Recently, my 5-year old was telling me about his day at school. Here’s how the conversation went: Me: “What was the best part…

How to Let Go and Get the Results You Want At...

letting go

When I ask my clients struggling with difficult interpersonal situations what is the one thing they need to move forward in a positive and productive manner, many have the same response.  They need to let something go…. “I need to let go of my colleagues’ past behavior, but I just can’t do it!” “I need…

If Only My Colleague Would Change, Everything Would be Easier. How...

Let’s face it, many of us have had those moments when we just want to throw our hands up in frustration at the behavior of a colleague. In those moments, the solution to a conflict or even a roadblock rendering a team ineffective is so obvious to us. If only that one person would change…

LEADING A DIVERSE TEAM? LESSONS LEARNED FROM TWO ELEPHANTS IN THE...

In a previous role, I once worked to develop and grow a subspecialized, niche program with four separate physician practices, aligned with our hospital through various models. In the beginning, we all knew it was going to be great. We had engaged physician partners developing the vision and strategy, the right operational expertise and infrastructure…