10 Signs You’re Burning Out (And How To Stop It)

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Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head. The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological Association and the… read more

Are Leaders Born or Made? Here’s What’s Coachable — and What’s Definitely Not.

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For some people, the question of whether leaders are born or made is truly intellectual – fodder for a good classroom or dinner party debate. But for people in front-line positions to hire, promote, and fire, the question, “Who has the right stuff to lead?” definitely has more urgency. Getting the answer right can drive… read more

Your Choice: Complain or be Proactive

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Healthcare, and especially long-term care, can be a rather difficult place to work these days. Leaders have been inundated with multiple changes and new regulations, including requirements for additional electronic connectivity and software, while at the same time dealing with declining reimbursement. In addition, goals and mandates exist for new transitional care and “partnerships” with… read more

10 Surprising Keys to Strategic Thinking for Health Care CEOs

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When thinking about strategy, a leader needs to focus on value and differentiation — not being big and bold.   n the midst of a strategic planning project or shortly after it’s concluded, it’s not unusual for me to get a phone call from a CEO with an important question. Over the past 30 years,… read more

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

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People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. In her new book, “Presence,” Cuddy says that people quickly answer two… read more

Why the best administrators are doctors and nurses

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Over the last several years since I graduated from residency, I’ve worked in many different hospitals up and down the east coast. These have ranged from large urban medical centers to rural community outposts. In all of these places I’ve felt the inevitable conflict that exists between physicians and administrators — to varying degrees. It… read more

7 counterintuitive secrets to being insanely productive

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Contrary to popular belief, the key to productivity is not simply working yourself to the bone. In fact, there are plenty of proven strategies for getting more done while staying happy and healthy. To find out what those strategies are, we checked out the Quora thread “What is the secret to insane productivity?” as well… read more

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want To Be More Successful

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Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don’t finish a book that’s boring us to death. Our parents weren’t entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the most effective… read more