PowerPoint – Remove Background

Posted on May 4, 2022

Have you ever wanted to remove a background from a picture but don’t have access to a photo editor? If you have PowerPoint 2010 or newer, try this:   

Quantity over Quality

Posted on April 20, 2022

Isn’t this backward? In many cases, it is, unless your objective is to generate innovative ideas to solve complex problems. Psychologist Dean Simonton, renowned for his study on creative productivity, demonstrates that creative individuals don’t consistently produce better ideas; they simply develop more ideas. As an example, Pablo Picasso’s body of work consists of over 

New Online Learning Community

Posted on April 15, 2022

Learning and Leadership Development is pleased to announce the pilot of our new Learning Community. This online community will allow LLD to implement a social learning aspect to the education we provide. The Learning Community is currently being piloted during the Spring Emerging Leader Cohort. We hope to begin integrating this feature into many of 

Hiring Event Video

Posted on April 15, 2022

LLD partnered with Talent Acquisition and Peninsula Hospital to produce a social media marketing video for an upcoming hiring event. Check it out. 


Posted on April 6, 2022

The power of your thoughts is incredible! Garret Kramer, a sport psychologist, once wrote “Nothing or nobody can make you feel something you don’t think. Your thinking, and only your thinking, creates your feelings.” In times of stress, it is easy to let the talk and actions of others steer your emotions. Get command of 


Posted on March 23, 2022

Resiliency is an important leadership characteristic. Adaptability is key. A great example of resilience might be illustrated by the image of the bamboo’s willingness and ability to bend with the strong winds of life. The opposite of being resilient is to be fragile and to break under pressure. Maya Anagelou said, “I can be changed 

2022 Emerging Leader Spring Cohort Announced

Posted on March 17, 2022

It is my pleasure to announce the recently selected members of the 2022 Emerging Leader Spring cohort. I am extremely excited to start this 4-month journey with such a remarkable group of people. I was truly blown away by all of them during the selection process. I also want to take a moment to commend 

Take Care Of You

Posted on March 9, 2022

Schedule time for you Talk to friends and family members—sharing your feelings can help you feel better Try to keep a positive attitude and a sense of humor Take care of your whole self Schedule downtime every day Create a quiet space in your home where you can go to relax Get plenty of sleep 

There Is Hope

Posted on February 23, 2022

We have all faced some challenging and uncertain times over the past couple years. Fear and anxiety have found their way into many of our lives, yet stories ring loud across our health system…stories of faith, of hope, of joy in the midst of these hard times.  To anyone out there struggling to find their 

Are You Smarter Than a Kindergartner?

Posted on February 9, 2022

Most of you have probably participated in a team building event where you were asked to create the tallest structure you could with some string, tape, spaghetti, and a marshmallow on the top. If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. Especially if you are looking to increase your blood pressure. Peter Skillman, a designer and