Category: Professional Development

Connect, Share & Raise Awareness During National Bullying Prevention Month!

During the month of October, the world comes together to raise awareness for bullying prevention and to reflect on where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to be in the years to come. This year’s National Bullying Prevention Month marks the 11th anniversary of its initiation by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. This month serves as a reminder that bullying prevention must be addressed, and one way to accomplish this is through educating ourselves, our workplaces and our communities. Let’s Connect & Share! This year, during National Bullying Prevention Month, I want to bring...

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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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Is Rudeness Really on the Rise?

It’s no secret that rudeness takes center stage in a lot of of conversational arenas these days, but is it really on the rise or is it just something new to complain about? We don’t have to look very far to get the answer.  When my daughters were young, they would go trick or treating with the neighborhood kids. As I stood at the front door to hand out candy, I would watch the other kids run from house to house to get their tasty treats. Many times, a parent would stand on the street in front of a house...

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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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