Category: Leadership

5 Ways to Stop an Ill-Equipped Leader, Tough Manager, or Bully Boss

The role of the leader, or boss, is becoming more and more important in today’s complex world. We now have multiple generations working alongside each other, increasing reliance on technology, requiring additional learning, diminishing resources and organizational perks, and an increase in stress, burnout, and employees behaving badly. For organizations to succeed, they need strong, resilient leaders who can mitigate these complexities and inspire a collective team of employees who are all aligned and moving towards a common goal. The reality is that we don’t equip leaders with the skills they need to lead their teams; don’t hire the...

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4 Strategies to Battle Leader Burnout

Are you a leader dealing with burnout? Many years ago, I was the manager on a large medical unit and quickly realized that the majority of my employees were toxic. Seriously, they couldn’t keep managers for more than a year. Every day employees would rush into my office and share horrific stories about their co-workers. I would leave work feeling exhausted and felt as though I had NOTHING left to give my family. I only lasted a year and a half, but during my time there a Rabbi would round on my unit almost every day. He would stop...

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6 Ways Communication Can Build a Healthy Workplace

  Creating a healthy work environment is a hot topic for leaders today.  More than just the right thing to do for employees and the patients they serve, studies show that creating a healthy work environment increases retention, saves organizations money, and protects patients’ lives.   A healthy work environment increases retention, saves organizations money, and protects patients’ lives. Click to Tweet   Trust me. Creating a healthy work environment isn’t just a warm and fuzzy initiative dreamed up by a bunch of right-brained humans; it’s a logical and profitable strategy, especially in healthcare. So how do you know...

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3 Military Mindsets That Can Transform Your Healthcare Team

  If I walked into your unit right now and asked every employee what the mission of your unit was, I would probably get a dozen different answers. For some nurses, their goal might be to get everything done on their task list. For others, it might be to care for patients as if they were their own precious family. But as you know, for a few, their goal is to do the least amount possible, get the easiest patients, and not get any admissions! I once worked with a nurse whose primary goal during a 12-hour shift was NOT...

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Bullying & the 3 P’s

Let’s face it; bullying is awful. Nobody likes to be yelled at, made to feel incompetent, or treated with disrespect in the work place. However, the healthcare environment can be extremely stressful and unpredictable, requiring quick action, which can sometimes lead to folks coming across as either snarky or barky.  High stress can also lead to disruptive behaviors. While some might just say, “suck it up buttercup”, the effects of disruptive behaviors reach far beyond the medical staff. Disruptive behaviors among healthcare employees ultimately reach the patients we serve. According to a report noted in FierceHealthcare, a 2013 study...

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