How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Meeting

Posted on September 21, 2022

So you have decided you need to call a meeting to discuss an important item with your staff or coworkers… now what? Aside from having a thorough understanding of the topic at hand, there are several things to consider when thinking about how you want your meeting to run. Could your meeting be conducted virtually 


Small Wins, Big Impact

Posted on September 7, 2022

We all know that healthcare moves at a fast pace. Each day brings new challenges, new opportunities, and constant change. The stakes are high – sometimes even life or death. Whether you are providing direct patient care or working behind the scenes to support those at the bedside, the tasks at hand can seem overwhelming. 


Simply Put, Put it Simply

Posted on August 24, 2022

Newspaper writers across the country have an important rule that their writing must be at a fifth grade reading level. Why is this? The answer is simple:  it is simple to understand. At a fifth grade reading level, readers will understand what is being communicated through the writing. The focus of the writing is not 


Strike a Winning Pose!

Posted on August 10, 2022

If you ever watch an Olympic sprint event or marathon, you will most likely notice a common theme for those individuals who take home the gold medal. These victorious athletes exhibit powerful body language after they pass through the finish line:  they stand up tall and throw their arms up into a strong, high V 


Got Influence?

Posted on July 27, 2022

Fundamentally, leadership is all about influence. In her book, “You Have More Influence than You Think,” Vanessa Bohns references multiple studies that indicate that we have more influence over others than we actually believe we do. Whether this influence is in the workplace or at home, it is a scientific fact that most people underestimate 


They’re not your type!

Posted on June 15, 2022

Chronotype that is. Daniel Pink points out in his best-selling book, When, that there is substantial evidence that our emotional levels tend to follow a daily pattern. We all know this, right? Who doesn’t hit that afternoon lull? We just don’t all hit it at exactly the same time. Pink categorizes people into 3 distinct 


Motivate This!

Posted on June 1, 2022

Science tells us that motivation is much more than carrots and sticks. In fact, studies have proven that excessive extrinsic (external) rewards can actually reduce motivation in the long run. Some of the most detrimental extrinsic rewards are of the if/then variety. For example: If you meet your quota of 1000 parts produced, you will 


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