Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

One Bad Apple Will Spoil the Bunch

When it comes to building and sustaining a cohesive team, hiring for fit is key. One problem individual can unravel the fabric of the entire group. I don’t know a single experienced leader who hasn’t made a hiring mistake at some ...

The Best Investment Strategy May Not Be What You Think

Say the words investment strategy, and most of our minds immediately go to money and financial investments. But what if you shifted your thinking away from money to personal or professional development as an investment strategy? It’s January, so millions of ...

Beware the Holiday Hospital

It’s almost Christmas which means your already-hard-working staff is now working holiday shifts. It’s always a balance between maintaining high-quality care and leaving a little space and time for some lighthearted festivities. Years ago, I heard a healthcare leader talk about ...

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Awareness

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Awareness by Angela Fieler As a certified executive coach, asking great questions is my “bread and butter.” My goal is to be a thought partner, or as a recent client said, “you push my brain to places ...

Turn the Tide on Turnover

Turnover and the great resignation are all over the headlines these days. According to McKinsey, we’re amid a “turnover tsunami” affecting workers at all career levels and wage rates.  One of the biggest reasons for the high resignation rate is the ...

Blind Spots Can Fuel Bias in Healthcare

During a recent coach training, the participants and I had a lively discussion about how blind spots can fuel bias in healthcare. As part of their training, participants shadow hospitalists on inpatient units to assess interactions. They also give feedback ...

Avoiding Conflict Destroys a Leader’s Credibility

Leaders who want credibility with their teams won’t achieve that goal by avoiding conflict. In some ways, avoiding conflict is human nature. In fact, the path of least resistance is a law of nature. But that path of least resistance ...

From Burnout to Recovery: Re-Engaging Exhausted Staff

Burnout isn’t a new phenomenon in healthcare, but in the last 20 months, the issue has been brought to the forefront. It’s so prevalent the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has classified it as an occupational phenomenon.  Burn-out is defined in ...

Turn a Service Recovery Moment Into a WOW Experience

Turn a service recovery moment into a WOW experience by Angela Fieler There is a real art to service recovery. When done well, you can turn a problem into an opportunity to shine. I was recently stranded in an airport and was ...

Change is Here to Stay

Change is Here to Stay by Angela Fieler There is no doubt there has been a lot of change over the past 18 months. “What used to work just isn’t working anymore. I think it’s because my teams are more broken ...