Remember the excitement and anticipation of your first day of school each year? It may have been a little scary, but it was always an opportunity for renewal. There’s nothing like a new beginning to help fuel inspiration.
Each fall as children, we could sail into a brand-new year where you could make new friends, embrace new challenges, and achieve the next academic milestones with a new teacher who, hopefully, was oblivious to any of your previous classroom transgressions. Whether it was starting first grade, entering my master’s program, or any academic milestone in-between, I always felt an overwhelming sense of inspiration at the onset of the new school year. It may have been the smell of freshly sharpened pencils with their soft pink erasers, or the blank notebooks all ready to stow new ideas and information, but I think it was more than that. This excitement was renewal. Read more...
When our consultants conduct culture assessments, there are two words that become pivotal in the diagnosis of our clients’ current cultures: “It depends.”
We ask about accountability and hear, “It depends.” We ask about leadership practices, like rounding, and hear, “It depends.” We ask about how consistently staff members uphold standards and hear, “It depends.”
So, what does the “It” actually “depend” on? Here are just a few examples: Read more...
- The department manager
- The VP over that area
- The doctor on duty
- The census
- The staffing
- The CEO’s focus du jour