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New Podcast Episode: Reflecting on Lessons in Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Curiosity from Healthcare Leaders with Rebecca Coren
Bonnie Clipper DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE
Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi
Leaders: how many times have we all heard the old cliché, “the only thing that is constant is change”? The last six months have been the most turbulent, ambiguous, and ever-changing timesever in our lifetime. From school, to how we work, how we buy our groceries, and even how we socialize with our family and friends —everything that we once did without question is now a calculated risk. As we continue to find that many things are now out of our control, learning to lead and thrive during challenging times requires a tweak in our thinking. Two ways to provide leadership insight during COVID-19 is to give space and use grace.
The importance of giving space, or allowing a bit of distance, is important so we don’t all drive each other crazy. This can be remedied by following the proper precautions and going for a drive or a walk just to get out, get some fresh air, or even experience some needed time alone.
Providing the safety of space for our team is incredibly important because it allows for the sharing of thoughts, concerns, and even ideas as we are all coping differently with the current situation.
As a leader, are you aware of how each person on your team is doing – really doing?
If you answered ‘no’ to the following questions – it’s time to ask them. Be authentic, be real, and you might be surprised at what you learn. Consider sharing a meal virtually to check in and talk as you both eat breakfast, lunch, or even happy hour to share space and build bonds to work through this challenging time together.
There has never been a more important time to show grace in our interactions. As I cautiously venture out for necessary trips, I find it hard to read faces or pick up on gestures that infer kindness or grace. It is equally hard to demonstrate grace through my own facial expressions and gestures. Kindness, courtesy, and assuming good intent go a long way in interactions – especially now since we are so polarized and super-charged about our own thoughts and positions, whether it is around mask-wearing, vaccines, or schools opening.
If we could each demonstrate a bit more grace toward ourselves, we too could benefit from some self-generosity and kindness. How can you give grace to yourself?
By giving space and using grace, you will create room to be more grateful and appreciate the little things. And it goes without saying that any opportunity to provide leadership support during COVID-19 should include being grateful for your team and their contributions. Want to start giving space and use grace? Here’s how:
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Listen in as Dr. Bonnie Clipper and Dr. Michael Peterson, health equity lead for Accenture, spotlight the need for healthcare professionals to take care of themselves first.
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Tria Deibert, VP of Culture at Hackensack Meridian Health, is a warrior for organizational culture. As a culture leader herself, she understands it takes a team, not a person, to build company culture. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Tria talk about the challenge of merging two organizations and the lessons she learned from that experience.
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In collaboration with Wambi, the Gut + Science Podcast Healthcare Series hosted by Nikki Lewellen, Director of Partnerships at Wambi, highlights accomplished, people-first healthcare CEOs (and executives) that share their powerful mindsets, experiences and tools that have helped them succeed. The show encompasses all areas of human capital at work and the successful best practices that breed healthy, engaged organizations.
Listen in as Dr. Bonnie Clipper and Julia Geer, seasoned Healthcare Technology Executive focused on innovation and launching first-class technologies, discuss compounding stress in the USA and how admission of difficulty and developing a mindful pause is necessary to be able to tap into compassion and gratitude.
To learn more, connect with Julia Geer or LinkedIn.