Earlier this month, we exploredTLD Group’s vision of creating a more interconnected and equitable health ecosystem by developing leaders who are collaborative change agents. In our next series of blogs, “Making The Case,” we will explore some specific steps we’re taking to achieve this goal.
You’ve probably heard the old maxim “can’t see the forest for the trees” being used to describe a person, or an organization, that doesn’t understand a broader situation because they’re only considering individual parts or portions of it. When that person is so focused on a single issue that they forget, or overlook, the real purpose behind what they’re doing, they miss the big picture — often to the detriment of the people and teams around them.
Consider the changes in the health industry this past year, ranging from an increased focus on health equity, to new collaborations between diverse partners and a search for a solution to the burnout problem. It’s clear that massive shifts are taking place in the health ecosystem and beyond, and leaders across industries are experiencing the shockwaves of disruption.
As we look back on the past two years and plan for 2023, I am amazed at the significant transformations our clients experienced as they built their capacity to survive, and in many instances thrive, during the pandemic.
At TLD Group, we’ve spent a lot of time this year thinking about how to drive success in a continually changing, somewhat chaotic health ecosystem. How can leaders drive innovation and promote wellness when barriers to success come up at every turn?
On October 20, the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a new framework on workplace well-being that does more than offer simple guidelines. It demonstrates how the country’s leaders are placing a new emphasis on healthy employees and workplaces as a result of the changing nature of work.
You’ve likely heard leaders being described as either having or lacking “executive presence.” You might even agree that it’s important to have, yet uncertain about how to define it. If this rings true for you, know you are not alone. In a survey of more than 350 human relations (HR) professionals, 92% agreed that executive presence is an important part of leadership, but 51% of respondents also said that it’s difficult to define.
Many leaders take a passive approach towards their own development, often waiting for their manager or someone else in the organization to offer the opportunity for professional growth. Why wait? Advocating for your own development demonstrates a core leadership attribute — proactive interest in expanding your skill set in support of your company’s success. And, one of the most proven and efficient ways to enhance your effectiveness as a leader is to partner with an experienced executive coach.
As we grapple with the chaos of the past two years, it’s become clear that strategic decision-making is an important skill for leaders in all industries. The ability to analyze situations, data, and personal experiences to reach a solution keeps leaders prepared for even the most unexpected events — like a global pandemic.
In the new post-pandemic normal, hybrid teams are the new standard. In fact, 53% of job searchers now expect to have a hybrid arrangement. For those in the health industry, finding ways to create hybrid job opportunities — and manage them — can be incredibly difficult. This is especially true for healthcare organizations as the majority of roles require in-person delivery, especially in clinical and research-oriented roles. However, for those roles that can be managed remotely, offering a flexible work schedule is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. It’s time to start building and offering hybrid work to remain competitive in recruiting and retaining top talent.