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Proud to Belong - Leadership Insights - March 2023
At the beginning of the pandemic, healthcare workers were hailed as heroes. It was a far fall to be toppled off that pedestal when the collective fatigue and discouragement left some of the public looking for a place to lay blame for the woes of the ...
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Senior Presence  - Leadership Insights - February 2023
Did you have that experience as a freshman in high school where it seemed like the upper classes didn’t even know you existed? I’m guessing that feeling invisible to the cool kids is one thing that hasn’t changed over time. This memory floated up ...
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The "Like" Button - Leadership Insights - January 2023
As we muddle our way through this challenging world, knowing we are not alone can make all the difference. Love it or hate it, social media is part of how we connect now. Rare is the person who will admit it, but probably rarer yet is one who has nev...
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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 a...
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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 d...
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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 intent...
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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, ...
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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 satis...
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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 the...
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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....
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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 workfo...
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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...
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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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