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Confront Bullying with Tough Conversations

Posted February 20, 2018

Research indicates that bullying in the healthcare workplace is on the rise. Address bullying at the outset with prescribed standards of behavior and tough conversations.

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Huddle Up: How Frontline Shift Huddles Lead to High Reliability

Posted October 19, 2017

Whether an organization is expressly striving for “high reliability” or creating goals to provide the highest quality and safety in care delivery, traditional huddles must be elevated to include specific steps and questions that align to clear goals.

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Quality Impact Teams: Accelerating Cultural Transformation from the Frontlines

Posted September 26, 2017

Quality Impact Teams (QITs), reward high performers, build excitement around organizational goals and accelerate cultural transformation. Learn which of the 11 types of QITs are most important and why.

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6 Tips for Increasing Physician Attendance and Engagement at Meetings

Posted August 10, 2017

Many organizations struggle with low provider turnout at meetings. We suggest 6 tips for improving physician attendance and engagement.

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How Do I Answer That? A Guide to Answering Tough Questions

Posted May 30, 2017

Answering tough questions from your team is a fundamental skill for all leaders. Learn four steps to guide your responses so you are communicating effectively.

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No Meeting Zone: Benefits and Challenges

By Debbie Caskey, RN

Posted April 25, 2017

The purpose of designating “meeting free zones” on your schedule is not to tackle your everyday to-do list; use that sacred time for meaningful, outcomes-focused conversations and actions.

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It’s About the Conversation: Using the INVEST Framework to Connect and Provide Feedback

Posted September 28, 2015

In an era of big data, high performance expectations, and growing trends in pay-for-value, some organizations may struggle with what to do with this surplus of information. What’s more, they must identify how best to present the data in a meaningful, transparent and receptive way such that the feedback drives performance and creates behavioral and practice alignment. Research and our experience in coaching hundreds of healthcare organizations reveals that organizations and individuals who are aligned on goals and receive regular performance feedback tend to outperform those that lack feedback.

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Running Effective Department Meetings

Posted August 15, 2012

We spend a lot of time in meetings. In fact, our research has found that some of us spend as much as 50% of our time just attending meetings. While they are a great way to keep teams connected, wouldn't it be great if we could structure these meetings to be more efficient and effective and ultimately, give us more time back in the day?

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