Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Accountability Strengthens the Culture

Accountability Strengthens the Culture   A culture of accountability doesn’t just happen. It takes persistence well after you state your expectations. Parenting would be easy if you could tell your kids once, and only once, to do something and know for certain it ...

You’re Two Feet Away From Better Leadership

Keeping in close touch with both the patients and the staff is key when it comes to creating a more patient-centered culture. A leader sends a strong message that service is a top priority and not just lip service, simply ...

“I don’t have time” and other myths in leadership

Posted by Kristin Baird Leader rounding and coaching are two essentials of leadership that go hand in hand. If you aren’t rounding, you’re missing opportunities for on-the-spot coaching and recognition. If I had a dime for every time I have heard ...

Lead or Manage for a Better Patient Experience?

Posted by Kristin Baird In our coaching work, we often team up with managers who need support in becoming better leaders. They often have mastered managing, but need support learning how to lead. Managers vs. Leaders A very simplified version of the distinction ...

Let’s talk Patient Experience Metrics

Posted by Kristin Baird Expanding Metrics Nearly every day I have the pleasure of talking with healthcare leaders about their patient experience improvement efforts. I see a huge amount of effort going into implementing best practices, but when it comes to measuring ...

Knowing Vs. Doing

Posted by Kristin Baird Here’s one thing I know for certain about improving the culture and the patient experience – thinking and planning are not the same as taking action. I’ve seen many healthcare leaders confuse the two and then wonder ...