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Questions for Common Ground - November 2022

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Questions for Common Ground - November 2022
The season for family gatherings is not without its stress. I have eight siblings, and while it’s evident to the eyes that we are from the same gene pool, we, and our various partners, all have our own strongly-held views on a variety of topics. I am fortunat...
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Actions for Workforce Recovery - October 2022

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Actions for Workforce Recovery - October 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has put out an extensive report on addressing the healthcare workforce crisis. One nugget in it, the Healthcare Rescue Package: “The Wellbeing Five” suggests refreshingly accessible actions...
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Kind To-Do List - September 2022

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Kind To-Do List - September 2022
The community I work in has yard signs posted everywhere that say “Be Kind.” That’s it. Just be kind. An out-of-town friend came to visit and said the signs made her a little cranky. “Why should we have to tell people to be kind?” she asked. I don’t know...
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Making the Rounds - August 2022

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Making the Rounds - August 2022
It can be easy to slip into “check-the-box” rounding with employees: “How’s it going? Everything good? Great, keep up the good work!” Just because you talked to someone does not mean you rounded. It’s more than that. Think of rounding as intentional comm...
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Gen Z July - 2022

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Gen Z July - 2022
You might not need to read this article about Gen Z. Also referred to as Zoomers, this is the generation currently entering the workforce, born between the mid 1990’s - mid 2000’s. If you are already doing the following with all of your employees, regardless...
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Nobody's Perfect - June 2022

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Nobody's Perfect - June 2022
If your belief pattern is that you should be perfect, you not only will fail at it, you will miss your greatness. A fixation on perfection robs people of so much that makes life worth living: joy, self-esteem, zest for life, and that feeling of satisfaction th...
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Culver's Leadership Wisdom - April 2022

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Culver's Leadership Wisdom - April 2022
My office is in Culver’s home town. This place does an amazing business, and it’s not just about the sweet, creamy custard. I heard Lea Culver speak recently at the Sauk County Institute for Leadership, and the pearls of wisdom she shared about their family ...
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Identity: Delegator - March 2022

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Identity: Delegator - March 2022
If you avoid delegation for any reason, (you can do it quicker and better yourself, last time they didn’t come through for you, it takes too much effort, you don’t want to burden them because they are busy, etc.), it could be time to make a change. Let the w...
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Don't Go - February 2022

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Don't Go - February 2022
Keep an eye out for an article I'm writing for ACHE's (American College of Healthcare Executives) Frontiers of Health Service Management (Consider joining if you haven’t!). The summer issue features actions organizations are taking to address workforce challe...
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Leadership Insights: January 2022 - Remotely Recognized
First things first: To those who do not have the option to work remotely because your work is hands on – you who are giving, caring, providing, healing, and feeding – thank you seems inadequate for how you continue to quite literally put your lives on the li...
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Leadership Insights: December 2021 - Performance Evaluation Q & A
I recently asked our class of newly promoted leaders to submit their questions about performance reviews. Here’s the Q & A for some of them.
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Leadership Insights: November 2021 - DIY DEI

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Leadership Insights: November 2021 - DIY DEI
“I don’t know anything.” This may not be the best first sentence to get you to read on, but then again, maybe you feel the same way sometimes. No? Am I the only one who is a little lost in sorting out what diversity, equity and inclusion-DEI-all means?
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Leadership Insights: October 2021 - Energy +/-

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Leadership Insights: October 2021 - Energy +/-
This claim is one of a tiny number of things I am fairly certain about: most people underestimate their impact on others, you and me included. For a variety of reasons, most of us go around assuming that what we do on a day-to-day basis is not that noticed by ...
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July Leadership Insights Newsletter- "Pride"

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July Leadership Insights Newsletter- "Pride"
(Issue 129) “I’m so proud of you.” This is easy to say to someone else when they have reached a goal, accomplished something they set out to do, or overcome a difficult challenge. That is why I’m going to be proud of you at the end of this article if you c...
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