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Why is Why Important?

Why is Why Important?

As a leader, do you wonder why the changes you are implementing aren’t embraced by your team? Or do you sometimes get overwhelmed by the tasks you are doing and have a difficult time finding your way into the work you know is important? The answer could be a lack of...

Smart Social Media Use at Work

Smart Social Media Use at Work

According to the statistics portal Statista.com, 81% of the US population used social media in 2017. That’s a lot of people logging on to Facebook, posting on Snapchat, messaging on LinkedIn, and “liking” on Instagram. With social media being part of so many people’s...

Quick Tip: Conquer the Crush of Email

Quick Tip: Conquer the Crush of Email

Overcrowded inbox got you down?  Can’t keep up with all of the emails flooding in? Follow these three tips to ease the burden. Re-think the “cc” - only send the message or reply to those necessary 5 sentences or less – keep your messages concise and actionable...

Leading Peers

Leading Peers

No matter where you're at in your career you’ve probably lead your peers, although you might not have recognized it as a leadership skill. For example, if you were responsible for working with others on your team to move a project forward, you were leading your...

Thinking About Joining a Board…

Thinking About Joining a Board…

Have you thought about how you can use your experience and skills to help others? Have you been thinking about volunteering your time in your community? Are you interested in expanding your network and career in a new and different capacity? If yes, then your next...

Nurses to Know with Sonja Haynes

Nurses to Know with Sonja Haynes

Sonja Hayes is one of the Charge Nurses on the UMMC Behavioral Unit 3C West. Sonja has spent her entire nursing career at Fairview. She started in 1989 working with medical infectious diseases and at that time they would do procedures in the room. In 1996, she...

Asking Good Questions

Asking Good Questions

Questions are a powerful tool. Phrased the right way, they encourage others to share what they are thinking, help people to think differently, and show a genuine interest to learn. What is a good question? Focused on your learning - good questions come from a place of...

Off the Record with Fred Miller

Off the Record with Fred Miller

With a smile on his face and a purpose in his stride, Fred Miller serves as the Supervisor of Security Services at Lakes Hospital. The safety of our patients and staff is not the only thing Fred is passionate about. Developing his team and inspiring each officer to be...

The Act of Noticing

The Act of Noticing

The act of noticing can be very powerful, not just to our patients, but other employees as well. As a new employee in July, I was overwhelmed with new information. I was new to healthcare and was trying to navigate a new organization, team, and culture. It was a lot...

Quick Tip: Fake It Till You Make It

Quick Tip: Fake It Till You Make It

New to Fairview? Those first few weeks or months, you may feel lost. Here are some tips for building your confidence in your new role! Learn the Lingo. Confused by acronyms? Don’t be afraid to ask what they mean and keep a list until you catch on. Don’t Guess. You may...