An Ounce of Humility, Earns You Tons of Respect

“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” I wish I could say I coined the aforementioned phrase. But I’m going to give credit where credit is due. In this case, credit goes to Harry S. Truman. Let’s talk a little about what he meant – and the […]

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Making Your Boss Look Good

It’s easy to get so caught up in making sure you look your good and your image is untarnished, that you may overlook a powerful opportunity – that of making your boss look good. So just how does making the big cheese look good benefit you? 1. It demonstrates your promotion-worthiness. This may sound selfish, […]

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4 Essential Principles for Managing Employees Who are Older Than You

How do you manage people who are all older than you? Take it from me, I know the challenges that come with this dynamic. I’ll call it my first “baptism of fire.” When I started my first “real” leadership position, I was 22 years old. As the VP of a small hospital system, I was […]

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Six Powerful Words: “Can You Help Me to Understand?”

It’s hard to admit you don’t understand a topic. But in showing that you aren’t perfect – you don’t know EVERYTHING – you gain not only the knowledge you need, but powerful allies. “Can you help me to understand?”  — those six little words have made a big splash for a young hospital COO that […]

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Rookie Mistakes, Part II: “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!”

One of the reasons I started this blog was so emerging leaders in healthcare could learn from my experiences as a “rookie,” so you don’t make the same mistakes I did first starting out. I have fallen short quite a few times. I’ve these experiences here and here and here. You’ll still make mistakes. No doubt. […]

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