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The 5 Secrets to Setting Boundaries at Work

July 29, 2021

By Diane Shannon Karen is a 35-year-old physician recently recruited to lead a newly formed department at a large academic health system. She was new to leadership and initially let the prevailing culture dictate the ways meetings were held. There were many tangential conversations and virtually no relationship building. She left each one feeling depleted […]

Ten Steps to Improve the Signal to Noise Ratio in Your Life

July 15, 2021

By Dave Bushy Did you ever stop to recognize that we are all bombarded with “noise,” be it in the form of sound or motion or the endless pressure of the workplace, robbing us of the time we need to collect our thoughts, take a deep breath and perhaps even have the chance to innovate? […]

Grown Up Employees

July 1, 2021

by Allison Iantosca Growing up we spent summers on a little neck of land along the coast of Maine. It was small enough that you could only access it by one main road and if you drove an unfamiliar vehicle, you quickly felt the stare down and used a turnaround just past the fifteen mile […]

Can I Overuse My Leadership “Strengths?”

June 17, 2021

By Dave Bushy In executive coaching, we spend considerable time helping clients build awareness about their range and capabilities as leaders.  A foundational element of that work is helping clients make meaning of their long-held understanding of the ideas around “Strengths” and “Weaknesses.” The lens we use instead focuses on the idea of “well-developed,” and […]

That Didn’t Work Out the Way I Thought It Would… When outcomes don’t match our intentions

June 3, 2021

By Dave Bushy It has happened to all of us.  There are various scenarios, but it can go something like this:  we get a call from a co-worker who expresses concern about something we might have said or done.  We immediately begin explaining the facts about what we were trying to accomplish, carefully going into […]

Self-Awareness Brings You Joy

May 20, 2021

By Allison Iantosca There is no good time to arrive at a high school graduation ceremony. Too early and you’re saving six seats with a tube of Chapstick and the one program you got coming in the door. Just before and you’re left with random one-off seats, too late and you’re parking in the overflow […]

How Do You Fly Through Turbulence?

May 7, 2021

By Dave Bushy “This is your captain speaking.  We’re experiencing some turbulence right now.  My first officer and I are working with air traffic control to find a smoother altitude for you.  In the meantime, please keep your seat belts securely fastened.” How many times have you heard language like this?  And have you ever […]

Bringing a New Awareness to Your Development

April 24, 2021

By Lisa McNeil I’ve always loved the early morning light. The way things are illuminated, and the unseen becomes visible as everything is bathed in a warm golden glow.  The morning light is softer and more welcoming than that of an afternoon sun, which can sometimes seem too bright and make us shield our eyes. […]

Work Life Balance for Busy Women

April 8, 2021

By Diane Shannon Most women have been socialized to feel strongly that they must prioritize caring for others, no matter the sacrifice to their career advancement or personal well-being. Women physicians are no exception. As one told me, “My husband is okay with going off to play golf on the weekend for 4 hours. I […]

How Do I Have a Successful Conversation? Try “CLIP”

March 25, 2021

By Dave Bushy Perhaps the most important skill a leader can have is to engage in timely, appropriate and ultimately successful conversations with others.  So often things get in the way.  It might be that we are uncomfortable with the other person or the subject is something that we have been avoiding.  Sometimes it is […]

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