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Why is Equitable Healthcare a Class Struggle?

What role does a person's race, education level, social status, zip code, age, and demographics play in achieving good healthcare outcomes? I think it's easy for anybody to understand that equitable health care means giving every patient the care they need when they...

Utilizing Technology to Build Trust with Remote Employees

Remote work is a part of everyone’s lives now that we’ve lived through a pandemic. Now, we’re lucky enough to have the technology to successfully execute a remote work environment from our homes. Like it or not, remote work is here to stay. Knowing that, leaders need...

Are you unintentionally being a cruel leader?

Are you unintentionally being a cruel leader?

This quote from Brene Brown is echoed in some way by each of the leadership and organizational design thought leaders. Her main point is that as a leader your first job is to make sure people know what results you want them to achieve and why. Is it to make money? Is...

A simple way to measure how well your team is leading

In my time as an Executive Trainer, I’ve had the chance to teach a lot of executives fundamental leadership skills. However, most executives contact me because their attention is torn between running the business and ensuring their team is made up of good leaders. An...

7 Steps to Achievable Goals

As a manager, you are charged with getting stuff done. Getting stuff done…Execution… is defined as the carrying out of a plan, order, or course of action. The problem: You or your team have too much to do and not enough time. Are you feeling like you can't catch a...

Plan to Succeed in 2022: 4 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

“Life is nothing but an obstacle course.” When I first heard Bethenny Frankel say that, I thought, “What the…? An obstacle course, really!?! Are you really telling me that as soon as I overcome one, there’s another one lined up?  The word obstacle means problem,...

The Best Time Management Tips in 3 Steps

The Best Time Management Tips in 3 Steps

t's the end of the day, and you just left another meeting. As you sit in front of your computer screen, you see on your calendar you spent the entire day going from one meeting to another. You think, "dang, I barely had time for a bathroom break!"    Then you look at...

Feedback that kills productivity

Feedback that kills productivity

I received a text and from the message I knew she was fed up. My VP must dislike me because no matter what I and my team accomplish it’s never good enough. At each update she just blasts us and says it’s not enough. I thought my job was to make operations happy and...

Using Trust As The Fuel for Inclusion

Using Trust As The Fuel for Inclusion

For many companies, succession planning involves rotational assignments. High potential candidates move from role to role gaining exposure and experience across the business. The assignments are used as a way to test and evaluate performance and the aptitude for...

We Kill Leaders…

We Kill Leaders…

If your business is down- blame the boss? HR pros talk a lot about employee engagement and alignment. Management talks about revenue growth, market share, profitability and customer satisfaction.  Just from these two sentences you can see these are two ships passing...

OMG! Coaching Doesn’t Work?

OMG! Coaching Doesn’t Work?

Are you shocked I said it!  Well, think how I felt when I got a call from an operations director and her opening statement was “Coaching doesn’t work!  I’ve tried coaching my ops manager for six weeks and her performance still hasn’t improved.”  We continued to talk...

A Plus Perfection

A Plus Perfection

Gosh! Can you believe it?  It’s August and that means we’re nearly three quarters of the way through 2016.  So how are you doing on those business goals? When I was the head of HR, it was a strategic imperative to hire people with A- personalities. You know them. ...