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Feb
22

15 Steps to Engaging People in Change

If it weren’t for the people, this change business would be easy! It has been argued that managing change is 80% people stuff and only 20% process. We have seen great change processes come to nothing and great transformations that had very little rational process and structure – it just happened. And actually when you […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program . Managing Change
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Nov
29

The power of style

  Our leadership style, the approach we take to leading and managing is the single greatest factor influencing our impact on those around us, and our performance as managers. Our style is largely a function of how we think which is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves, the assumptions we make about those […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Nov
17

Clinical Leaders – Are you open to external review?

External influence – networking The Duckett Report “Targeting Zero” which was triggered by a series of clinical events in a Victoria hospital emphasised how critical it is to have external review to assure that the informaiton, practices and assumotions that form the basis for care is best practice.   Given that information and evidence is […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Nov
07

Hate managing people? Then don’t – help them manage themselves

  Possibly the greatest challenge for clinicians transitioning into management is the shift in their relations with the people they work with.  For many, they are moving out of the ‘ranks’ and it feels uncomfortably like they are leaving their ‘friends’ behind. They are often feel very conflicted – “Whose interests do I serve now?”  […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Nov
02

How clinical leaders learn

  Are we heading into a future where knowing is obsolete?”[1] The changes and challenges facing healthcare, coupled with the overwhelming and growing supply of information, put in doubt traditional and static forms of education.  In these forms, the student is ‘filled’ with the theories and information needed to perform specific roles and functions.  The […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Oct
26

Two Critical Ingredients for Patient Safety

  The needs of patients in hospitals are often so complex and changing – there are no simple solutions or plans of care.  Every single health professional needs to be contributing at their highest levels as autonomous individuals together in powerful inter-disciplinary collaborations.  In such collaborations, no one can play small. Everyone must have the […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Aug
04

Turning conflict into synergistic intelligence

  In an age of disruption and diminishing resources, we have to plumb even into deeper levels of capacity as individuals, teams and organisations.  To get full access to the intelligence, creativity and capacity of teams, you need a culture that makes people feel safe to express their ideas – even when these contrast and […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Jul
04

Shifting perspectives – Transition into management

  There seems to be an assumption that because nurses are great clinically, or have been around for a long time, they should be promoted into management. But, nursing and management are two very different roles. Nurses are great at getting things done, and doing them well – at solving other people’s problems. And that […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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