Category: Leadership Development

Tip of the Month, October 2019 – Tips on Repurposing….Leadership
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Tip of the Month, October 2019 – Tips on Repurposing….Leadership

Last month the Thunderbird blog featured Dr. Carla Rotering’s honor of a Healthcare Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Phoenix Business Journal. The story she tells about living the early years of her life in a boxcar which was repurposed into a cozy home reminded me of the value of repurposing. And it got me...

Celebrating Dr. Carla Rotering’s Health Care Heroes 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
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Celebrating Dr. Carla Rotering’s Health Care Heroes 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Please join me in celebrating Dr. Carla Rotering’s Health Care Heroes 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Phoenix Business Journal.  (Watch video here.)  Dr. Rotering practices Pulmonary Medicine at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and White Mountains Regional Medical Center.  She has a long history of leadership and education positions including Director of Critical Care,...

Tip of the Month, August 2019 – Take it Apart to Rebuild Something Better: Tips for Deconstruction
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Tip of the Month, August 2019 – Take it Apart to Rebuild Something Better: Tips for Deconstruction

This year’s Summit theme, Reconstructing Leadership: Owning Our Power, really appeals to me. I enjoy the challenge of putting things together, solving puzzles and making sense of the world. As I read through the description, beginning with deconstruction, I find myself wondering why the organizers used the term deconstruction instead of destruction. So I dug...

About This Year’s Leadership Summit – Reconstructing Leadership: Owning Our Power
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About This Year’s Leadership Summit – Reconstructing Leadership: Owning Our Power

I first became connected to Thunderbird Leadership through the Annual Leadership Summit.  Unlike most leadership learning opportunities, it is not focused on developing skills, but rather developing our sense of leadership self. It is a unique leadership experience that asks us to consider who we are as leaders from wherever we sit in our organizations...

A “Professional” Beach Read: Dare to Lead
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A “Professional” Beach Read: Dare to Lead

What a treat it is to read a book about leadership and discover its robustness for areas of my life beyond work! It is also a challenge to write about a book in which I have highlighted nearly half the passages. Reader beware. You will want to own it too.This is one book I can...

Tip of the Month, June 2019 – Tips on Passing the Torch
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Tip of the Month, June 2019 – Tips on Passing the Torch

In this month’s blog (click here), Jill discussed how we pass on information, knowledge and wisdom when we are leaving a position and/or a role.  She also discussed commitment to one’s profession, where passing the torch is also about advancing one’s profession to new members of one’s discipline. In Tips, this month, we will explore...

Passing the Torch
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Passing the Torch

As I write this it is May and there are congratulatory cards sitting, ready to mail, on my desk. I have a niece, a nephew-in-law, a grandson “step-in” and a friend’s granddaughter all poised to celebrate a graduation. I can imagine the strains of Pomp and Circumstance, packed auditoriums and phones at the video ready....

Tip of the Month, May 2019 – Engagement Tips for the Individual
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Tip of the Month, May 2019 – Engagement Tips for the Individual

In our latest blog titled Engagement Survey, Oh My! read here, Rory (1) challenged the practice of ineffective annual engagement surveys (they are really disengagement surveys, often going nowhere) in favor of flexible and ongoing processes for creating an engaged workforce. Managers need to be really connected and involved with their people all the time...

Engagement Survey! Oh my!
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Engagement Survey! Oh my!

Jill[1] and I were brainstorming about topics for this year’s blog posts. It helps to have a roadmap because the deadlines do catch up to us fast!  We both agreed that we love the topic of employee engagement.  Jill is passionate about the danger of the annual engagement survey.  I get excited about the importance...