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3 Counter-Intuitive Strategies That Make the Top 2% More Successful By: Sandra Parker

02/19/2012 8:46 PM | Anonymous member
Over 125 HIDA attendees participated in our 2011 PWH Leadership Workshop,
Decisive Leadership in Uncertain Times, led by national author and leadership
coach Lisa Earle McLeod. The participants were treated to Lisa’s unique
style and humor as she drove home the critical importance of having “purpose”
within your company –  a higher purpose that will ignite the passion in yourself and your employees to achieve success both financially and emotionally.

Deemed one of the best programs HIDA has ever had by one participant, Lisa provided three strategies participants could take home and use immediately:

3 Counter-Intuitive Strategies That Make the Top 2% More Successful
  1. Emphasize the purpose over profits
    The financial pressure in healthcare is real. The secret of keeping people motivated and engaged is to focus on a larger purpose. The most successful organizations are the ones who have a purpose beyond profits. Remind your team that they’re making a difference in the lives of real human beings. Ironically, when people have a purpose beyond money, they’re more motivated to pay attention to the financials because they understand that solid financials are vital towards fulfilling their true purpose.
  2. Make peace with uncertainty
    Top performing leaders know that uncertainty is a given, especially in healthcare.  Help your team cope with uncertainty by reminding them that the purpose – improving the lives of patients – will always remain the same.  Having a purpose helps you cope with changing conditions. It acts as a filter to help you decide what’s important and what’s not.
  3. Show up with passion
    Passionate employees outperform process driven employees every day of the week. People who love their jobs are more efficient and effective that people who don’t. To create a more passionate team, identify who benefits from your work, and decide to care about them with your heart and soul.  

You may read more of Lisa’s leadership thoughts or sign up for her newsletter at www.triangleoftruth.com or contact her at Lisa@triangleoftruth.com.
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