Teamwork

Trust Is Obviously Important. But So Is Vulnerability.

Trust Is Obviously Important. But So Is Vulnerability.

Posted by  | Values

Over my career, I’ve been part of several great teams filled with amazing, bright people who helped hone my perspective while challenging me. The foundation for our success was always trust. I realize that this is so apparent that it almost needn’t be said. But it does. And that’s because the concept of trust in(...)

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Trust: The Key Ingredient in Approaching Change

Trust: The Key Ingredient in Approaching Change

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In our increasingly fast-paced work lives, change happens rapidly. In academic medicine specifically, we’re adapting to shifting payment models, diminished federal funding for research, and an increased need to deliver better, more compassionate care to our patients at a lower cost. We’re evolving our communications and developing new tools to better understand our patients’ personal(...)

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Own the Organization

Own the Organization

Posted by  | Employee Engagement, Leadership

Leaders often talk about instilling a “sense of ownership” in the people they lead—a pride and stewardship of work that transcends the rote completion of projects. It makes sense. When you own a home, for example, things matter differently than when you’re renting. Is the heat that’s trapped in the roof going to one day(...)

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

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

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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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Teamwork: The Amplification Effect

Teamwork: The Amplification Effect

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I’ve written in this forum before about the three values I hold dear—respect, teamwork and innovation. Of these three, teamwork is where important things really start to get done. Our team in the Department of Marketing and Communications recently created a variety of content to commemorate the 125th anniversary of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The(...)

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Innovation: The Power of Play

Innovation: The Power of Play

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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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