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”.
Mrs. H. was surprised with her diagnosis of breast cancer that had spread to bone. Her oncologist recommended chemotherapy and she tried it. She hated the toxins going through her system. She didn’t tolerate the chemotherapy very well anyway.
We are in a blog series for what I call the 6 Fundamentals of every great organization system. Our last blog focused on the second fundamental of every great organization system: the task list. In this post we will discuss the third fundamental of every great organization system: The Intake System.
Low ROI, frustration, and an increased employee turnover rate are all not just common symptoms of a dysfunctional organization, they are also possible results from implementing a poor leadership system. A recent study from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) highlighted the missing piece to most organizations sustainable growth and improvement. And, much to most CEO's surprise, it has nothing to do with a fancy online tool, a new way to motivate through incentives, or enforcing stricter policies. It turns out, you just need to rethink your current leadership structure.
"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself." ― Leonardo da Vinci
With the popular notion of “servant leadership” floating abroad the reaches of the internet, it isn’t a surprise that most leaders are taken aback by the notion of focusing on themselves.
Our current blog series focuses on what I refer to as: “The 6 fundamentals needed for a great organization system.” The last blog focused on the first fundamental of every great organization system: the calendar. In today’s post, we will focus on the second fundamental: the task list.
The calendar the 1st fundamental of a great organization system. In our last blog we mentioned that every great organization system had 6 fundamentals. This week we explore the 1st of those fundamentals.
These are challenging times where it seems there is a dearth of leadership in every industry, especially healthcare, and a high performing organization is the exception reserved only for those really cool high tech companies. Don’t worry. Becoming a high performing organization is not reserved just for high tech; it can happen in any industry even healthcare. But it is a pipe dream if the person at the top does not know what their role is. So in many respects it starts there, with the CEO. The 7 M’s is a great way for the leader at the top to think about their role and, more importantly, is a great list to spend their career mastering.
Michelle Webb, our TCN Chief Learning Officer, introduced to several of us a book called One Word that will change your life. Here is a short video that illustrates the premise of the book it is well worth the 3 minutes.
What if I could give you 10 additional years on your life, would you be interested? Well who wouldn’t right? Years ago, I heard a leadership lesson from John Maxwell where he said that the average executive spends 10 years of their life looking for stuff because they are not organized. Does that hit close to home for you?