How to tell your exit story honestly while honoring your former organization (and yourself)

How to tell your exit story honestly while honoring your former organization (and yourself)

No matter whether someone leaves his or her company under positive or negative circumstances, everyone struggles with their “exit story.”  I’ve had the privilege of helping healthcare leaders in career transition for over three decades, and I can’t tell you how many...
The disruption of “normal” and choosing a positive mindset in your career and life

The disruption of “normal” and choosing a positive mindset in your career and life

There are many things that the COVID pandemic has taught us. For me, the experiences of the past year have reinforced something many of us already knew: your state of mind can be a very powerful influence on the outcome of your work, your day, and even your life. ...
Investing in your career by investing in your health

Investing in your career by investing in your health

I’ve observed that at this time of year and especially this year people seemed to be at their most exhausted level in their jobs. There are many possible reasons for this—hitting the ground running after time off during the holidays, trying to meet all their personal...
[Video] The role of the CEO (a.k.a. the Chief ‘Energy’ Officer)

[Video] The role of the CEO (a.k.a. the Chief ‘Energy’ Officer)

Role of the CEO Rally the troops. The CEO is the person that can bring significant energy and horsepower to ensure that the task at hand is accomplished. Contain that energy to allow a deeper focus on a greater challenge to create a calm realm for strategizing. Bring...
For leaders: Turn “What’s in it for me?” into “What’s in it for YOU?”

For leaders: Turn “What’s in it for me?” into “What’s in it for YOU?”

It seems we’ve become more self-centered and focused on personal gains and benefits, especially in today’s society. When narrowing our perspectives to “self,” we create resistance to change because our sole focus is “What’s in it for me?” (WIIFM). The realities of our...