The Evolution of the Executive and Executive Assistant Relationship: The Ingredients. Arguably the most important aspect of the Executive and Executive Assistant (EA) relationship is their ability to jointly function as a team. When an Executive views their EA as a business partner and not solely as a support function, the team gains power. The successful construction of a team requires effort and commitment from both parties. Trust, communication, empowerment, delegation, and an exchange of expectations must be earned, contributed, and exercised mutually. The greater these components are exercised by each, the greater the return on investment.
1 On 1
The story of the day that changed my life and set me on my path to cause and purpose.
Cause & Purpose,
Application & Challenge,
Credentialing is a loaded term. It means different things to different people. If 10 different people were asked, "What is credentialing?" we would get 10 different answers. It is often used to describe provider credentials verifications, facility privileging and payer enrollment. And yes, these do describe a portion of what credentialing entails.
This is the last installment of the 6 Fundamentals of every great organization system. In prior weeks, we covered the other 5 fundamentals:
• Task List
• Intake System
• Reference System
I am sure that all Americans awoke on the morning of April 22 and waited with bated breath for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to announce the Alternative Payment Model (APM) for Serious Illness/Palliative Care? I recall where I was the moment that the news went viral and made history. While most may not share my enthusiasm for Medicare payment models and the reality may be more likely that the majority do not know what Palliative care is let alone that Medicare was considering a way to fund it. Over the next few paragraphs, we will discuss the CMMI APM demonstration from the lenses of both the payer and the patient as this payment model moves towards a future “benefit.”
Alternative Payment Model,
This is our 5th installment of the 6 fundamentals of every great organization system.
Please read our prior blogs on the other 4 Fundamentals we have covered thus far:
What the heck is a Carve-in?
It is the opposite of what Hospice providers have enjoyed for the past many years - the Carve-out! Currently, Medicare beneficiaries who have Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans revert to traditional Medicare when they elect the Medicare Hospice benefit - thus, they are “carved out” of MA plans.
We will take a break this week from the Fundamentals of Every Great Organization System and resume the series next week.
Rhythms of Life
A commitment to “lifelong learning” has often been touted as a critical attribute of both great leaders and followers. Lately, I have begun to wonder if even the term “lifelong learning” has become something of a cliché and a self-descriptive often overused without full appreciation of the degree of personal and self-mastery required to keep that commitment.
Years ago, John Maxwell developed leadership lessons which he distributed via CDs. One of the lessons he taught, which I have never forgotten, is about how important it is that every leader has an organization system. In that lesson, he went on to say that the average executive spends 10 years of his life “looking for stuff”.