Social Responsibility

Posted on June 23, 2021

If you work in healthcare it’s likely you already have a strong sense of social responsibility. Assuming responsibility and giving time, effort and/or money for the well-being and positive impact of others is social responsibility. You may know some leaders that are quick to notice and understand what’s happening with their team. You may see 


Empathy

Posted on June 16, 2021

That car would not let me merge on the highway this morning! My boss didn’t say hello to me when he came in today! That lady was rude to me in the grocery store! I texted her 10 minutes ago and she still hasn’t texted back. Whenever we experience one of these situations it’s too 


Self-Actualization

Posted on June 9, 2021

When you think of the term “self-actualization” you might think of Maslow’s hierarchy. The level where a person reaches his/her full potential. What’s most interesting is that it’s not about impressing others. Rather it is a full acceptance of ourselves – our faults and limitations, as well as our skills and talents. Self-actualized individuals have 


The Last Half 2021

Posted on June 3, 2021

Welcome to the last half of 2021! I wanted to share some more exciting news from our department and a variety of things you can expect from us before the end of the year. We continue to work towards making our department a solid resource for all our employees. We can only do that with 


Hybrid Course

Posted on June 3, 2021

For those who have a long commute to CenterPoint campus or those who enjoy learning online, our Learning, Leadership and Development classes will soon be transitioning to in-person but don’t fret. We have a new opportunity of you! Soon you’ll have the ability to enroll in a course designed to include participants on Zoom within 


Fired for 45 minutes

Posted on May 26, 2021

Yes, you read it right. It was not my proudest moment, but I now fully recognize how I ended up there. I simply didn’t do what was needed to control the situation I was in. I let it escalate and then took it upon myself to aggravate the situation further. I became combative and let 


Independence

Posted on May 19, 2021

It’s often easy to spout our opinions in social media formats but how often do we really step out and stand for what we believe is right, even when no one is by our side? With self-direction and critical thinking skills you can sort through the ideas and expectations of others and reach your own 


Assertiveness

Posted on May 5, 2021

Have you ever been in a meeting when you had a strong opinion about what was being discussed but you didn’t speak up? Perhaps you didn’t want your emotions to escalate, or perhaps you didn’t use Assertiveness. Being assertive allows you to express your point of view effectively.  Without a healthy level of assertiveness you 


Putting People Back in Best Practice

Posted on April 28, 2021

Having worked in many different industries over the past 20 years, I can tell you a few things that my former employers all had in common. One similarity was that they all sought out best practices but often overlooked the human resources that made these best practices work. In many cases, I watched these companies 


Emotional Intelligence: Self-Regard

Posted on April 21, 2021

Self-Regard An Emotional Intelligence Component Self-regard and self-confidence are often considered the same but they are very different.  Self-regard is your inward, emotional and cognitive assessment of your self “worth” and how you value yourself which impacts how you think, feel, and behave towards others. If you have too much self-regard you may be labeled