“Expressing gratitude benefits both the giver and the recipient, in terms of mood and overall health,” according to CT Lin, MD, CMIO at UCHealth. One way to do that is through a gratitude letter, which he recently wrote for a mentor and friend.
“It’s been wonderful.” From Boot Camp experiences that provided access to influencers, to earning recognition from peers, leaders share some of their most cherished memories from CHIME events over the years.
Like cardiac myocytes, clinical leaders and team members can function perfectly fine as individual units, but “we function even better as well-organized, well-synchronized team,” according to Dirk Stanley, MD, who draws an interesting comparison in this blog.
Resistance to innovation is nothing new, especially in healthcare. But it may be time for a new look at what’s behind that fear, said John Halamka, MD, and Paul Cerrato of Mayo Clinic Platform. “Change may require that we take on new responsibilities and learn skills that are beyond our abilities.”
If a qualified, highly recommended employee isn’t performing, who takes accountability? Lee Milligan, MD, believes the onus is on leaders to “bring out the finest in our teams,” he wrote in a recent piece. “We owe that to them, to the business, and to ourselves.”