Optimism

November 30, 2017

Anyone who’s tried instituting changes in a healthcare facility knows it is a daunting task to achieve significant improvements in a timely manner. Sustaining employees’ efforts long enough to get impressive results is rare. In large part this is due to the difficulties involved in overcoming people’s frustrations and discouragement when setbacks occur and mistakes […]

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Is Your Passion Healthy or Destructive?

November 8, 2017

Passion is the source of our inspiration and motivation. Enhancing passion for doing excellent work empowers us to perform at the highest level. Maintaining passion enables us to invest significant amounts of time and energy engaging in a job that we love to do because we believe it’s important. Passion converts a profession into a […]

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Are You Floundering or Flourishing?

October 27, 2017

Karen was working 65 hours a week managing an Intensive Care Unit. She was a dedicated leader who was committed to ensuring high quality patient care. Just the person you would want in that position, right? Actually, she was asked to resign. And she readily agreed. How did such a caring, hard-working person come to […]

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Is Positive Psychology Fluff or Financially Beneficial?

October 24, 2017

Some healthcare leaders dismiss teaching employees the principles of Positive Psychology as “fluff,” insisting that their focus must be on hardcore business results. However, the evidence shows that when staff create more positive engagement in their workplace, they also generate solid financial results. In hospitals, the cost of turnover on units has been carefully studied, […]

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A Seriously Dysfunctional Hospital Unit

October 18, 2017

“I’m miserable working in this lunatic asylum,” Jan blurted out. “I’ve never seen anything like what’s happening here, and nothing I do makes a bit of difference.” “Wow. Sounds bad. What’s going on?” I wanted to know. Jan recounted the story of the new nurse who had been threatened. “I have her resignation letter right […]

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How to PROPEL to Quality Healthcare: Six Steps to Improve Patient Care, Staff Engagement and the Bottom Line

October 3, 2017

Healthcare today is in crisis.  Administrators are under mounting pressure to make the numbers work to generate enough money to keep the doors open.  Nearly three out of four nurses report symptoms of stress and overwork due to long hours and mounting demands, with more than 50 percent of critical care nurses intending to leave […]

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Reset negative emotions with positivity

September 5, 2017

Some say misery loves company. But sharing negativity just makes everyone miserable.

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The Key to Increasing Employee Engagement

August 25, 2017

Business success depends on highly motivated employees. But many organizations plod along with a low level of employee engagement. Workers who are under-engaged can be difficult to identify. The best term for an employee who is not engaged in their job is “clock watcher.” They show up on time, but are more focused on getting […]

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Setbacks Can Make Us Stronger

July 20, 2017

Would you like to know the secret to being successful?

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