Respect

What People Want: Clarity

What People Want: Clarity

Posted by  | Advancing Healthcare Communications

I spend a lot of time in meetings where health-care-specific terms are the norm. Bench to bedside, coordination of care, population health and medical destination all come to mind. While people in the industry may know what these phrases mean, it’s entirely possible that crucial staff members who are less involved in communicating the business(...)

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Nurturing Open Discussion

Nurturing Open Discussion

Posted by  | Employee Engagement, Leadership

Fostering an open environment where people feel free to express their perspectives is one of the most important things that you can do as a leader. While it’s common for people to have different ideas on how to arrive at a shared goal, many often do not feel comfortable sharing their thoughts in meetings or(...)

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The Importance of Values (Or, It Happened One Night)

The Importance of Values (Or, It Happened One Night)

Posted by  | Values

As a manager and as a person—and now, as a blogger—I’m passionate about helping people in their careers and lives. So, in this new-to-me forum, I’ll share some of the ways that I strive to help myself and others improve in our organizations and communities. With any luck, I hope to reach new readers and(...)

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Innovation: The Power of Play

Innovation: The Power of Play

Posted by  | Values

As I’ve mentioned, the three values I hold dear are respect, teamwork and innovation. When we have respect for our colleagues, collaboration is far easier. But what about innovation? Some of the best innovations can happen while “playing.” When I say play, I don’t mean being frivolous about the work at hand. Rather, I mean tapping(...)

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My Core Values: Respect

My Core Values: Respect

Posted by  | Values

I recently wrote about my three core values: respect, teamwork and innovation. The reason that respect is first on my list is because without it, the other two are impossible. Without a culture of mutual respect for all, people will not come together as a team. In the absence of respect for each other’s work,(...)

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