It’s extremely easy to get stuck in a rut, whether it’s a fitness routine or your leadership style, says Kate Gamble, who believes breaking your routine isn’t just helpful, but necessary.
The most common mistake health IT leaders make when it comes to managing vendor relationships? Playing the blame game, says CIO Linda Stevenson, who believes a positive approach and a willingness to share responsibility are critical.
Oftentimes it isn’t a lack of skills that prevents individuals from reaching their potential, but a lack of confidence, says CIO Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs, who believes part of the leader’s role is to have “those critical conversations.”
By implementing a process in which all employees – from food service to C-suite leaders – can present ideas and receive feedback, Hackensack Meridian is creating a culture of innovation, says Dr. Andrew Pecora.
As the new CIO, your first priority – even before creating an IT roadmap – is to open the lines of communication and make sure your team understands you’re not there to “rip out the rug from under them,” says Linda Stevenson.