Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast

Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast

Where healthcare leaders see their problems and challenges through a brand-new lens.

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#62 Living and Leading in a World with Systemic Racism: Thoughts, Reflections, and Possibilities featuring Renwick Brutus

In this episode we interview Renwick Brutus.  Renwick is an entrepreneur, business consultant and motivational speaker. We begin our interview with our guest Renwick Brutus, talking about this key question, “What right do you have to deny anybody the opportunity to benefit from who you are, what you know, and what you do?”. As a leader and entrepreneur, Renwick helps individuals and teams identify and use more of their potential to increase performance and results. He  guides individuals to be irresistible to their organizations, customers, and the market-at-large.  On top of all that, Renwick provides investment and wealth management guidance to individuals.   Renwick’s philosophy is, “Too many of us are programmed to follow paths that are not congruent with our natural interests and strengths.  We are not aware of the wide, open spaces around us in which we can express who we are.  All of us deserve to find our rightful place, to live joyfully, and to excel”.  During our interview we discuss with Renwick the world’s response to George Floyds death. Renwick shares his perspective that the visual imagery of George Floyd’s killing was worth 10 million words because it enabled the world to see the magnitude of the negative attitudes and treatment that has persisted toward black people.  It also brought systemic racism to the forefront of consciousness in a way no words or complaints could.  Renwick shares his personal experience with racism and how he chooses to respond to it.  He also acknowledges that many people opposed to racism are doing their part to systemically crush it, and many are working quietly to stamp out racism and this gives him the sense that he is not alone.   In the interview Renwick also conveys his thoughts and reflections on how others who want to can learn, understand, and stamp out injustices and systemic racism.  We close the interview with conversation about leadership during these times. Renwick’s wisdom is profound.  Listen and find out for yourself!Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. We have opened a private Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community in Facebook to provide a safe space for healthcare leaders to connect, support each other and share their experiences during this time of crisis.  To join Click here.  
September 16, 2020

#43 How Do You Manage the Increasing Tension Between Work and Home When Nothing is the Same and There is No Normal?

This is not the first time we have discussed this chronic tension or polarity.But work and home balance has a whole new meaning during this COVID19 pandemic.Society has experienced huge shifts in the workforce leaving the office/organization and working from home to “flatten the curve”.As healthcare leaders, some of you are working longer hours and shifting work/home placement with other leaders to assure continuity.The stressors at work and at home have changed dramatically and in unprecedented ways.The tension between work and home has escalated as the boundaries and rules at work and at home have shifted dramatically.  We hope you will join us as we explore the new realities through a polarity lens.
May 6, 2020

#35 What’s the secret to becoming a thriving and resilient healthcare leader?

It’s an important time to have the conversation in the healthcare environment about the reality of the healthcare leader given the national call to address clinician burnout.Leaders are you struggling to manage your workload, prioritize all the competing demands and find time for your family?  Do you feel responsible for helping the staff but at the same time wonder how much more you can take?In this episode we talk about healthcare leaders taking care of themselves in order to support and care for their staff.If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to help your staff and if you are not already, you may burnout in the long run.  You are equally important. You matter. Sacrificing your well-being for the staff isn’t going to help them in the long run.  You will not be able to support them, if you are burnt out.Healthy, thriving organizations start with the individuals who work in them, both leaders and staff. Taking care of you first can result in you becoming resilient, having a positive sense of well-being, with more energy and enhanced productivity. Taking care of you is an opportunity to learn what it takes, to walk the talk and to role model those behaviors for your staff and your peers.  It is difficult to lead others, especially if you have not been on the journey yourself.Begin your journey by listening to this episode and carefully consider how you can take care of you first and become a thriving, resilient leader. 
March 11, 2020

#34 Managing the Tension Between Work and Home: Why You Risk Failure Attempting a 50/50 Balance or Work-Life Integration

Is there anyone who is not trying to manage the tension between WORK and HOME? Do you feel the tension between focusing on your work and paying attention to what’s happening at home?   We spend most of our waking time at work rather than home!  This tension between the two is NOT going away! We highly value both aspects of our lives, that’s why the tension can seem so daunting or challenging  In today’s podcast we discuss the Work and Home Polarity.  This is a key polarity especially given the significant struggles with burnout that healthcare leaders and clinicians are experiencing today.  As a leader, if you want to make a difference and enjoy life this is an essential polarity to manage. Who you are is impacted by both work and home.  You don’t walk out the door and leave it all behind, you carry your experiences in both environments with you.   Do you often feel like you are being forced to make a choice?  To choose between work and home? Maybe you feel the stress of trying to get to a 50/50 balance between work and home. Or you attempt work-life integration and try to collapse them into one entity to manage it better.   Work and Home is a polarity.  It’s not an either/or choice.   A 50/50 balance and work-life integration won’t work.  To manage it well you must leverage the tension and energy between these two values.Listen as we talk about what this WORK and HOME polarity looks like and how to leverage it.
March 4, 2020

#33 Building Resilient Healthcare Organizations from the Inside Out: The Contribution of the Individual and Organization with Heather Graham, LCSW

We are so happy to have our friend and colleague Heather Graham on the podcast today.  Heather is a licensed clinical social worker and certified employee assistance professional. In our conversation with Heather we explore the system and individual polarity in the context of clinician burnout, well-being and resilience.  There are numerous stressors impacting clinician burnout and well-being these days.  Recently there has been increases across the board in interpersonal and generalized stress.Heather shares how an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and services can support employee well-being.  These services were developed because of the understanding that personal lives impact professional lives and professional lives impact personal lives. There are a variety of ways EAP can support both leaders and clinicians in managing the system and individual factors that impact burnout and well-being.  EAP services can provide opportunities to balance personal and professional well-being and at the same time maintain professional boundaries that support confidentiality for employees and leaders.Heather says, “it [Polarity Thinking™] creates resilience, which is the ability to embrace the reality and work around and with it”. This is important “because healthcare organizations need to be resilient from the inside out and you can’t be resilient without the employees being resilient”.It’s a two-way street.  Both the system and the individual clinician contribute. It’s not about owning the personal resilience of clinicians as a system and the clinicians can’t make the system responsible for their personal resilience either.“You need to build resilience from the leadership down, employees up, from the inside out and outside in” says Heather.Join us for this informative and thought provoking interview!  Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.If you are interested in being the first to know about our group coaching program for healthcare leaders join our early interest list by clicking here.
February 26, 2020

#32 Making a Difference & Enjoying Life as a Healthcare Leader: What do you believe and what kind of choices are you making?

 “Tell me what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary OliverIf you are listening to our podcast, it’s more than likely that at some point in your career path you chose to serve in the healthcare field, and you may have also made the choice to be a leader.  If you did so, again it is more than likely that you made that choice because you wanted to contribute to something bigger than yourself.  As a leader you may have felt, or you currently feel, the tension between making a difference and enjoying life.  Sometimes you feel the tension in response to pressures/circumstances, external demands, leader/boss expectations, and sometimes it can be the fear of missing out.  This tension is often persistent and it’s real!  The struggle can feel real too!It’s real and persistent because making a difference and enjoying life is a polarity.  If we aren’t aware of this, we may choose to believe we have to make a choice between the two, in other words we think we can either make a difference or enjoy life.  But when we recognize this tension as a polarity, we know it’s a both/and situation, we can then choose to make a difference and enjoy life! Join us for this episode as we explore the Making a Difference and Enjoying Life Polarity and why it’s important to leverage this polarity and the unintended consequences if you don’t.We also have not one, but two, FREE resources for you!  Listen all the way through to find out how to gain access to them.
February 19, 2020

Healthcare's MissingLogic Podcast

This is the only podcast that shows healthcare leaders how to apply Polarity Thinking, the MissingLogic in healthcare, to their reoccurring challenges, so they can stop wasting time, money, and resources on fixes that fail.

If you are a leader who wants to create a Healthy Healing Organization where staff and leaders thrive and perform at the highest level, where values are aligned, outcomes are sustainable, and the highest quality of care is delivered, then this podcast is for you.

Each week listeners learn how to leverage a polarity mindset and lens to explore every-day challenges from the leaders who are striving to manage them.
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Tracy Christopherson, MS, BAS, RRT

Tracy Christopherson, MS, BAS, RRT

Tracy Christopherson, MS, BAS, RRT is the co-founder of MissingLogic, LLC, a company dedicated to helping healthcare organizations combat burnout by creating healthy work cultures leveraging the Healthy Healing Organization (H2O) Framework. Tracy has over 20 years of experience coaching and mentoring healthcare leaders across North America to establish interprofessional collaborative practice environments.

Tracy currently works with healthcare leaders, helping them establish and maintain resilience and work-life balance, so they can make a difference, live on purpose, and perform at the highest level in every meaningful aspect of their life. Tracy is also the co-host of Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast and she’s a doctoral candidate in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL.
Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN is the co-founder of MissingLogic, LLC, a company dedicated to creating healthy healing work culture organizations through the Healthy Healing Organizations (H2O) Framework and coaching healthcare leaders to be resilient and balanced leveraging the Dynamic Balance Effect Framework™. Michelle is the co-host of Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast, a podcast focused on unleashing the power of Polarity Thinking in healthcare.

Michelle is the immediate past president of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) representing 14 different health professions to advance interprofessional care in the U.S. Michelle has held industry and national leadership roles to advance professional practice in healthcare settings across North America. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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