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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...

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...

Stand By Your Quote: Leadership Activity

Stand By Your Quote: Leadership Activity

Stand by Your Quote is a great choice for a team building activity that helps get the group thinking and talking about what it takes to be a leader. During this activity, participants review selected leadership quotes and then explain which one resonates with them the...

Building Rapport

Building Rapport

Rapport forms the basis of meaningful and close relationships between people. It's the sense of connection that you get when you meet someone you like and whose point of view you understand. Building rapport helps us build trust, connect with others, and engage others...

New Leader Onboarding to the Rescue!

New Leader Onboarding to the Rescue!

 Cathy Jo Smith is a new supervisor in Access Services. While new to Fairview, Cathy Jo is not new to leadership, having served as a leader prior to her move to Minnesota to join Fairview. Even as an experienced leader it can be daunting joining an organization as...

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

In times of change it is important to pause, reflect, and say “Goodbye” to what you are leaving behind. Bidding farewell to the old creates closure and makes room for the new. This gives us permission to move forward. If you get stuck, here are a few ideas that might...

Perseverance in the face of change

Perseverance in the face of change

James Hereford, Fairview’s CEO, recently sent a message to all employees about the need for grit. “To get to where we are today has taken tremendous grit and to get where we’re going is going to take a heck of a lot more,” he said referring to our organization’s...

Avoid the Firehose: Tips for Rolling Out Information to Your Team

Avoid the Firehose: Tips for Rolling Out Information to Your Team

Change is inevitable – especially in healthcare. Sometimes it feels as if there is new and/or updated information to tell our teams about nearly every day and it can feel like we’re asking them to drink from the firehose. How do we pass important information along...

You Say Behavior, I Say Commitment!

You Say Behavior, I Say Commitment!

How many people do you meet in a lifetime? That all depends on your definition of “meet”. If you define it as having an interaction (saying hello, smiling in passing, nodding at someone in line at Target, holding the door for a stranger) the estimate is as high as...

Building Confidence in Others

Building Confidence in Others

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.”  ~ Albert Einstein Confidence - trusting in one's own abilities and feeling positive about one's skills - is not a quality...

Delegation as Development

Delegation as Development

Delegation is a powerful way to increase work production, increase engagement, provide powerful development opportunities and empower your team. Using a delegation model can ensure that you are providing people with what they need in order to be successful in their...

Quick Tip: Talent Retention Toolkit

Quick Tip: Talent Retention Toolkit

Turnover has an impact on your team and the organization. We have a dynamic Talent Retention Toolkit that can help retain employees. If you’re a manager, use these tools to help retain your employees. If you’re front line staff, start a conversation with your manager...