Recently in TCN Talks podcast, I interviewed Christine Lau, RN, LCSW, APHSW-C, about the challenge of going from a peer to the leader of a team. Watch podcast here. What follows is a blog from me and then Christine will follow with a blog of her own on this timely topic.
Today, in the midst of the chaos and unpredictability we’re all experiencing, a friend shared an idea with me that impacted me deeply. He said that now is a great time to challenge our families, especially our children, to begin journaling. Why, you ask? Because 25 years from now we will look back on these times and realize that history was being written and defined during the day-to-day lives we led and the choices we made during this time. Much like other historical times have shown us, we’ll be marked and changed by these events.
"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.
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?
Have you ever tried to do something and you found that you did not have a system to approach it? Think of a bunch of chores you must get done at home. Do you just jump in and tackle them throwing yourself at tasks and, through sheer force, you get them done?