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Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast

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

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#177: Creating Magical Moments and Living Your Best Life as a Healthcare Leader featuring Renwick Brutus

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Renwick Brutus about living your best life regardless of your circumstances as a healthcare leader. Renwick has created multiple workshops and published "The Achievers Pocket Guide to Effective Networking”. He has lived a resilient and resourceful journey in life extricating himself from commonplace biases and restraints. He borrows from his career experiences where he has seized opportunities that exist within his work to achieve positive results and now guides others to improve their results. Renwick shares how to find and create more “miracle moments” in your life and how to encourage leaders to "be open to possibilities" and imagine what's possible. We also talk about his upcoming book and some reflection questions on how to become irresistible to make your life better and positively impact the people around you. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
November 30, 2022
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#176: Seven Reasons to Claim and Share Power for Healthcare Leaders

In this episode, we talk about the seven reasons to Claim and Share Power and why it's essential for healthcare leaders. We know most emerging and evolving leaders have been in a time of uncertainty, and they don't know what the "new normal" is as everything seems to be in a constant state of change. As a result, they go with the flow, waiting for someone to provide direction because they don't feel worthy of their power or feel that exerting their personal power is a career-ending move. The thing is, no one can give you power because it doesn't come from an external source, and even if there is a power associated with your role or position, it will dissipate over time if you don't claim your own power. In this podcast, we talk about why it's important to leverage the Claiming and Sharing Power polarity and some of the negative consequences of not leveraging the tools to claim and share power. We also talk about how your personal and shared power can show up and some of the positive outcomes of leveraging this tension. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
November 23, 2022
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#175: How to Support Healthcare Leaders in Creating and Developing Sustainable Results Through VUCA Tools with Dr. Ann Deaton

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Ann Deaton about supporting healthcare leaders in creating and developing sustainable results through VUCA tools. Ann is a leadership and team coach. She is the author of the book, VUCA Tools for a VUCA World: Developing Leaders and Teams for Sustainable Results. During her two-decade career in healthcare, she held supervisory and leadership roles in several healthcare and rehabilitation systems, where she had the opportunity to experience both the suffering that comes with unacknowledged paradox and the success that accompanies consciously assessing both/and thinking. Ann discusses VUCA Tools and how it influences companies and supports healthcare leaders to thrive during these challenging times. We also talk about some common polarities that many healthcare leaders and organizations are grappling with today. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
November 16, 2022
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#174: Leveraging a Creator Orientation to Focus on Current Reality and Desired Outcomes

In this episode, we talk about leveraging a creator orientation to focus on your current reality and future desired outcome as a healthcare leader. We know leaders and healthcare organizations have been facing numerous challenges on a daily basis for the past three years. In fact, the current circumstances are difficult where staffing is terrible, the volume and acuity of patients are high, and there is a lack of seasoned or experienced leaders to learn from. That’s why putting your attention and orientation on addressing the desired outcomes is critical to achieving sustainable progress and positive outcomes. The thing is, when you hold a creator orientation and focus on leveraging and learning from the current realities while moving toward future desired outcomes, you will experience more positive outcomes and sustainable progress. In this podcast, we talk about the importance of leveraging the tension between your current reality and future desired outcomes and some of the negative consequences if you over-focus on one to the neglect of the other. We also share some personal experiences about leveraging these tensions and what you can learn from them. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
November 9, 2022
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#172: Avoiding the Pot Holes on the Journey From Who You Are To Who You Want to

In this episode, we talk about avoiding the potholes on the journey from who you are to who you want to become as a healthcare leader. We know many emerging or evolving leaders have the intention and greater purpose of becoming the best version of themselves as a leader. But most healthcare leaders feel like they don’t have the capability or have lost their confidence when transitioning or stepping into a new role. Therefore, it’s important to leverage the tension between honoring who you are today and stepping into who you want to be, so you can be your best self as a leader and achieve your greater purpose in life. In this podcast, we talk about why it’s important to leverage both tensions and some of the negative consequences if you over-focus on one to the neglect of the other. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
October 26, 2022
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#170: The Importance of Leveraging Intent and Impact for Emerging Healthcare Leaders

In this episode, we talk about leveraging Intent and Impact and why it’s important for emerging healthcare leaders. We know every leader wants to have a positive impact on their team and organization, but they may have a deeper fear that they will become ineffective as a leader. In fact, most healthcare leaders have great intentions to make a greater difference but fail to act on them because no one has taught them how to balance the tension between Intent and Impact. In this podcast, we talk about why it’s essential to leverage this tension to become an effective healthcare leader and some of the negative consequences if you don’t have a dynamic balance between the two. We also talk about the positive outcome of leveraging Intent and Impact and why it requires self-awareness and vigilance to balance this tension. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
October 12, 2022
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#169: Holistic Leadership: A Model in Post-Pandemic Recovery featuring Dr. Michael Bleich

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Michael Bleich about his Holistic Leadership Model and the alignment with Polarity IntelligenceTM. Michael is a Wisconsin native who has held clinical, consultative, service, academic, and association leadership positions. He has diploma, BSN, MPH, and PhD degrees from Midwestern schools and completed fellowships with the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the WK Foundation. Michael is not a stranger to Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast! He was our guest on Episode 140 when we determined at the end of the interview we needed to have him back on the show to do a deeper dive on Holistic Leadership. Michael shares the four domains of Holistic Leadership and why it’s essential in healthcare leadership today. We also talk about his perspective on leadership and management and why we need both in healthcare. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
October 5, 2022
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#168: Health Informatics and Innovative Strategies for Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare featuring Dr. Marion Ball & Tori Shaw Morawski

In this episode, we talk with our special guests, Dr. Marion Ball and Tori Shaw Morawski, about health informatics and innovative strategies for interprofessional leadership in healthcare. Marion is an international innovator, educator, author, and member of the National Academy of Medicine with over 45 years of experience in the healthcare IT community. Her research focuses on health informatics curriculum design, education, and enabling technology from theory into practice. Tori has over 15 years of experience designing and implementing grassroots programs and initiatives. She currently serves as the Senior Manager of Professional Development for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) where she oversees all programs, activities, volunteer efforts, and research for global health informatics students and professionals. Marion and Tori share about the new Springer book “Nursing Informatics: A Health Informatics, Interprofessional and Global Perspective (5th Edition)” and the role of informatics and technology in improving the well-being of clinicians, the efficiency of the health system, and the safety of patients. We also discuss the chapter we co-authored about “Interprofessional Leadership: Innovative Strategies” from an intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial perspective. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 28, 2022
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#167: Leveraging Personal Change and Stability for TRU Healthcare Leaders

In this episode, we talk about leveraging personal Change and Stability and why it's important for Thriving, Resilient, and Unstoppable (TRU) healthcare leaders. We know leaders deal with ongoing challenges and changes daily, and their attention has been on their team and organization. In fact, many healthcare leaders have let go of their personal rituals and routines that bring Stability because of the workload and other challenges brought on by the pandemic. The thing is, without Change and Stability, you'll feel powerless and stuck, and you're at risk of change happening to you instead of you leading the change in your own life. Therefore, Change and Stability is an important personal tension or polarity to manage now with the current healthcare situation. In this podcast, we talk about the importance of recognizing Change and Stability as a polarity and why it's an important tension to manage in healthcare, not only at the organization level but at the personal level, too. We also talk about some actionable steps to help you create personal Change and Stability and some of the negative consequences of not leveraging this polarity. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Registration closes at Midnight EST for the Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 26 - 29, 2022 The Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed for healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will get you through the next six months or more. Learn to create balance between your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Click here to learn more and register before it’s too late! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 21, 2022
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#166: The Importance of Creating Margin for Healthcare Leaders

In this episode, we talk about creating a margin in your life and why it’s important for Thriving, Resilient and Unstoppable (TRU) healthcare leaders. We know leaders continue to experience numerous Covid surges, staffing shortages, increasing demands on their work, and other challenges that have kept the work intensity high that causes fatigue leading to exhaustion and burnout. In fact, most healthcare leaders continue to experience pain from the stress and work overload they deal with everyday and trying to balance everything on their plates. In this podcast, we introduce the concept of “margin” in four areas in our lives to achieve balance and some of the underlying polarities. We also talk about some tips on creating margin in your life and some of the negative consequences of not having margin in your life. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Registration is open to our Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 26 - 29, 2022! The Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed for healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will get you through the next six months or more. Learn to create balance between your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Click here to register NOW! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 14, 2022
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#165: Developing Resilience and Balance: A Personal Experience with Michelle Maricic

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Michelle Maricic about the importance of developing and strengthening resilience and balance during challenging times. Michelle has a powerful personal story and message to share with healthcare leaders about living life to the fullest every day because you never know what tomorrow will bring (or the next ten minutes). Michelle is a CEO and successful entrepreneur who served as a healthcare executive, leader and mentor over the last three decades. She has been an emergency room nurse and administrator and is passionate about utilizing technology to positively improve the way we practice health care. Michelle shares her greatest lessons on resilience and balance that she learned after battling a life-threatening diagnosis of cancer. We also talk about some advice for healthcare leaders about the importance of prioritizing their health and well-being. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Future Event: Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 26 - 29, 2022 The Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed for healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will get you through the next six months or more. Learn to create balance between your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 7, 2022
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#164: Resilience and Well-Being of Healthcare Professionals during Extraordinary Times featuring Dr. Shelley Cohen Konrad

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Shelley Cohen Conrad about the resilience and well-being of healthcare professionals during extraordinary times. Shelley is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education at the University of New England and a professor at the University of New England School of Social Work. She graduated from Boston University in Developmental Psychology and received an MSW and PhD in Social Work from Simmons University in Boston. In 2014, she was inducted as a distinguished scholar and fellow in the National Academies of Practice (NAP), and the Social Work Academy. Shelly discusses her keynote presentation at the 2022 NAP Annual Forum on resilience and the approach she took to ensure she represented the perspectives of many health professionals on the topic of resilience. We also talk about Individual and Team Resilience and some interventions or experiences to make the most significant difference in being resilient. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Future Event: Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 26 - 29, 2022 The Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed for healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will get you through the next six months or more. Learn to create balance between your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
August 31, 2022
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#163: The Importance of Energy Management in Becoming a TRU Healthcare Leader

We’ve been in extremely challenging times of a pandemic, dealing with trauma, and facing overwhelming demands requiring our energy to overcome relentless challenges. In fact, most conflicted healthcare leaders are in the “survival mode,” feeling multiple tensions working on them, and have developed a state of chronic stress over time. Therefore, managing your energy and paying attention to where you place it will help you move through challenging times and become a TRU healthcare leader. In this episode, we talk about the importance of Energy Management in becoming a Thriving, Resilient, and Unstoppable (TRU) healthcare leader and some of the consequences of not managing your energy. We also talk about some tips on how to prevent energy leaks and some of the positive outcomes of managing your energy. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Future Event: Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 26 - 30, 2022 The Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed for healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will get you through the next six months or more. Learn to create balance between your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
August 24, 2022
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#162: Creating Your “Personal Style” through Personal Alignment with Alma Barrero

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Alma Barrero about her book "Style Power" and the importance of creating your "Personal Style" through personal alignment. Alma is an intuitive style coach, a former corporate executive, a wife, and a mother. Her proprietary Style Power Formula™ is a simple and life-changing philosophy for creating a wardrobe that aligns with who you truly are. She's also an international speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur who helps her clients from both the entrepreneurial and corporate world to create a life-changing connection with their wardrobes while manifesting more freedom and success in their life. Alma shares the three pillars of The Style Power Formula™ and how she created her own version of style. We also talk about her journey regarding a personal health issue and how she redefined her relationship with her body. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Future Event: Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 26 - 30, 2022 The Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed for healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will get you through the next six months or more. Learn to create balance between your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
August 17, 2022
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#161: The Importance of Polarity Intelligence™ Awareness for Healthcare Leaders

In this episode, we talk about the importance of Polarity Intelligence™ Awareness for healthcare leaders and why it’s essential to leverage them. We know Polarity Intelligence™ is an essential competency for healthcare leaders. Therefore, it’s important to recognize polarities and differentiate them from problems. The thing is, you can’t address and manage a polarity if you don’t know it exists or if you treat it as a problem to solve. In this podcast, we talk about four levels of Polarity Intelligence Awareness and some of the consequences that occur if you are not consciously aware of your present polarities. We also talk about the importance of differentiating between problems and polarities, and some reflection questions about identifying your level of competency so you can take action to increase your Polarity Intelligence. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Future Event: Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 26 - 30, 2022 The Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed for healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will get you through the next six months or more. Learn to create balance between your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
August 10, 2022
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#160: Preventing Burnout Through a Strong Practice Culture featuring Natasha Beauvais, MD

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Natasha Beauvais about preventing burnout through a strong practice culture. Natasha is a Board-certified Family Medicine physician at Northern Virginia Family Practice specializing in disease prevention and helping people build insights into the connection between their physical wellness and psychological health. With more than 20 years of professional experience, she understands the deep connection between our physical well-being, medical health, and mental health. Natasha shares some of the biggest challenges to remain “human” in the workplace and some strategies for creating a practice culture that benefits the patients and the healthcare workers. We also talk about some of her greatest hopes to accelerate the improvement of our cultures and human development through our collective experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Future Event: Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 26 - 30, 2022 The Virtual Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed for healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will get you through the next six months or more. Learn to create balance between your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
August 3, 2022
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#159: Six Mental Habits of a TRU Healthcare Leader

In this episode, we talk about the Six Mental Habits of a Thriving, Resilient, and Unstoppable (TRU) healthcare leader and the different underlying polarities. We know mental habits are equally important as physical habits. In fact, without positive mental habits, you’ll end up overthinking each challenge, focusing on things that deplete your energy, and getting the same results over and over again. Therefore, establishing a positive mental habit is essential to supporting your transformation into becoming a Thriving, Resilient, and Unstoppable (TRU) healthcare leader. In this podcast, we talk about why mental habits are equally important as physical habits for healthcare leaders and some of the consequences of not paying attention to your mental habits. We also discuss why creating a mental habit is an internal state and some reflection questions about your current mental habits. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
July 27, 2022
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#158: Reducing Mental Health Stigma among Healthcare Professionals featuring Corey Feist

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Corey Feist about reducing mental health stigma and the importance of mental health and well-being among healthcare professionals. Corey is a healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience. He is the President and co-founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation and recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Virginia Physicians Group. During his career, he has focused on transforming healthcare by empowering people and improving processes. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Corey shares how a private family tragedy went public and how he and his wife responded to it. He shares about the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation and its noble cause to reduce burnout among healthcare professionals and safeguard their well-being. We also discuss the existing stigma of healthcare providers seeking mental health support and policy reforms to support frontline healthcare workers experiencing burnout and mental health challenges. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
July 20, 2022
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#157: Healthcare Leaders: Should You Lead or Should You Manage Now?

In this episode, we talk about Leading and Managing and some of the myths about this polarity. We know there are a few misperceptions about Leading and Managing.  That it is one “versus” the other. The thing is, they are not EITHER/OR, and they are not “one and the same.” In fact, Leading and Managing are interdependent values. They are BOTH/AND, so are equally important in any organization and represent a significant polarity that must be leveraged. In this podcast, we talk about the positive attributes of Leading and Managing and different circumstances if you over-focus on one to the neglect of the other. We also talk about the different related polarities that contribute to Leading and Managing. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
July 13, 2022
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#156: How Communication is The Care You Give Yourself and Others with Jennifer George

In this podcast, we talk with our special guest Jennifer George how communication is a care methodology and how it can be used to combat burnout. Jennifer George is an award-winning author, speaker, podcaster, and compassion-focused Physiotherapist with vast experience in the private and public sectors of care. At the onset of her career, she became a caregiver to her chronically ill father. Her personal experiences helped shape her professional practice and led to writing her award-winning book, Communication is Care: 9 Empowering Strategies to Guide Patient Healing (2019). Jennifer shares her journey into Physiotherapy and the importance of positive communication in our healthcare system. We also talk about how healthcare providers can apply her different strategies to establish better communication skills for the healing of their patients. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
July 6, 2022
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#155: Managing Parent Guilt Around Self-Care featuring Melissa Salmeron

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Melissa Salmeron about managing parent guilt and some strategies parents can use to care for themselves and others. Melissa Salmeron is a certified master's life coach. She helps moms give themselves the space they need to defeat overwhelm, step into their power and show up as their true selves through the power of her CARE Method. Melissa shares her journey to stepping into entrepreneurship to serve overworked moms, how to establish boundaries, and how leaders can deal with parent guilt. We also talk about her CARE Method, some trends and concerns of children during this challenging time, and how to help them with their well-being. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
June 29, 2022
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#154: Creating Sanctuary: Healing Inside and Thriving Outside featuring P. Annie Kirk

In this episode, we talk with our special guest P. Annie Kirk about the importance of creating a sanctuary for leaders. Annie, also known as Annie Red Bird, is a social worker turned coach and guide for inner and outer sanctuary growth and transformation. She is also a sanctuary and healing garden design expert, intuitive coach, and aspiring farmer in Oregon, United States. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Red Bird Restorative Gardens, a design consultancy creating elevated healing and empowering space restorative to a precious, energetic, and fulfilled life. Annie shares about the "Sanctuary Within" and why it's important for healthcare leaders to have a "sanctuary place." We also talk about the Sanctuary SELF Solution to help leaders with healing and personal transformation and some practical action steps to enhance your "Being" muscle. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!    This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
June 22, 2022
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#153: How to Reclaim Unconditional Love for Yourself and Body with Lizzy Cangro

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Lizzy Cangro about her book “Reclaim the Rebel: 12 Rebellious Acts to Achieve Unconditional Love for Your Body” and some rebellious acts to help you transform your health and wellness. Lizzy is an expert nutritionist and wellness coach with a deep passion for helping others feel good about themselves and love their body unconditionally. Inspired by her journey to wellness, she founded Nutrition by Lizzy in 2017 to help clients rebel against the diet industry and achieve sustainable long-term health and wellness using a combination of nutrition, movement, and mindset. Lizzy shares her journey of recovering from an eating disorder to rediscovering compassion and unconditional love for her body. We also talk about how to use our love languages to improve our relationships with ourselves and what we can do to silence that “inner mean girl” and rewrite our stories. At the end of the episode, Lizzy offers a gift to all MissingLogic listeners: Visit  https://nutritionbylizzy.com/shop/rebel and enter the code REBEL at checkout to get your ebook copy of Reclaim the Rebel. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
June 15, 2022
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#152: A Caring Series: Caring for Each Other

In this third and final episode of our 3-part series, we talk about Caring for Each Other and how you can spend more time caring for each other in your leadership teams as fellow leaders and friends. We know that new leaders feel incredibly lonely as they have been literally "thrown in" into leadership roles with minimal management experience and have so much to navigate through the constant stress and change. In fact, it's not uncommon for most healthcare leaders these days to "feel alone." The other thing is that healthcare leaders often feel isolated because they have a fear of being seen as weak, especially when leaders have been indoctrinated to become strong, so there's a fear of saying we need to "Care for Each Other." In this podcast, we talk about some examples of Caring for Each Other and how it's different from Caring for Others. We also talk about the Gallup published article in 2018: Why We Need Best Friends at Work and some of the limiting beliefs about building relationships at work. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
June 8, 2022
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#151: A Caring Series: Caring for Others

In this second episode of our three-part series, we discuss Caring for Others and why it’s important for Thriving, Resilient, and Unstoppable (TRU) leaders. We know serving others is in your DNA as healthcare clinicians and leaders. We’ve been indoctrinated to become servant leaders, always focusing on the needs of our team and organization before our own needs. Servant leadership is not a bad thing. In fact, this approach to leadership is very rewarding and honorable until you “over-serve” and neglect yourself. As a result, you’ll end up feeling stressed, exhausted, and unfulfilled. In this podcast, we share a few of our tips for Caring for Others that we put into action with our team, clients, and families. We also discuss some of the benefits of Caring for Others and some of the consequences of over-serving your team and organizations. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
June 1, 2022
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#150: A Caring Series: Caring for Self

In this first episode of a 3-part series, we focus on Caring for SELF and why it's essential for Thriving, Resilient, and Unstoppable (TRU) leaders. We know most healthcare leaders have a limiting belief that self-care is selfish.  In fact, we've been indoctrinated to put ourselves last in the lists of our priorities. The thing is, if you overfocus on "Others" to the neglect of caring for "YOU", you'll experience negative consequences and end up feeling burnt out, exhausted, and your needs go unmet. In this podcast, we share WHY you need to be cared for first, what we have learned personally and professionally, and some great SELF CARE action steps to care for you. We also talk about some of the leader's limiting beliefs about self-care and why prioritizing yourself is important. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
May 25, 2022
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#149: Setting Boundaries: Becoming a Thriving, Resilient, and Unstoppable Leader with Terri Cole

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Terri Cole about her book “Boundary Boss” and why boundaries are important for thriving, resilient, and unstoppable leaders. Terri is a licensed psychotherapist, global relationship and empowerment expert, and the author of “Boundary Boss: The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and Finally Live Free.” For over two decades, Terri has worked with a diverse group of clients, from stay-at-home moms to celebrities and fortune 500 CEOs. She has a gift for making complex psychological concepts accessible and actionable so that clients and students achieve sustainable change. Terri shares her journey of becoming the “boundary boss” and explores where our boundary blueprints come from. We also talk about the “Boundary Boss Bill of Rights” and what a “high-functioning codependent” (HFC) is and why it’s an issue for some people. At the end of the episode, Terri offers a gift to all MissingLogic listeners: Visit BoundaryBoss.me/MissingLogic to watch the video and grab the boundary strategies and scripts. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
May 18, 2022
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#148: How Post Traumatic Growth Can Help You Thrive as a Healthcare Leader

We know healthcare clinicians and leaders have been through unbelievable stress and trauma over the past two years. In fact, they had to make difficult decisions and deal with very challenging situations during the  Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, understanding post-traumatic growth and some simple action steps can be helpful to healthcare leaders and organizations to support their emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. In this podcast, we talk about how a “post-traumatic growth” mindset and strategy can help you move the negative outcomes from the past into a place of positive healing, well-being, and personal growth. We also discuss the five domains of post-traumatic growth and how they align with our work with healthcare leaders in our multiple coaching programs leveraging our Dynamic Balance Effect™ Framework. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
May 11, 2022
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#147: Coping with Burnout: A Respiratory Therapist’s Perspective featuring Joel Brown

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Joel Brown about burnout in Respiratory Therapy and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Respiratory Therapist leaders. Joel is the CEO and founder of Arrived Leadership (AL) and the President of the Executive Board for Delaware Guidance Services and Vice-Chair of the Board for Leadership Delaware Inc, and the Chair-Elect for the Leadership and Management Section of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC). He is an accomplished Respiratory Care Practitioner and an internationally recognized public speaker, researcher, and author. He received a baccalaureate degree in Biology and Respiratory Care from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science Management from Wilmington University in Delaware. Joel shares some strategies to support Respiratory Therapists to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. We also talk about his journey on how he entered the Respiratory Therapy profession and some lessons he learned along the way. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
May 4, 2022
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#146: A Ph.D. Journey featuring Dr. Tracy Christopherson

In this episode, we shine the spotlight on the PhD journey of MissingLogic co-founder and Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast co-host, Dr. Tracy Christopherson. In this very special episode, her best friend and business partner, Michelle Troseth, interviews her about some of her greatest lessons learned in her PhD journey. Dr. Christopherson completed her PhD in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with her dissertation on, “Exploring the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Knowledge and Dual Identity of Interprofessional Shared Governance Members in Healthcare.” In this podcast, we talk about her post-licensure education journey and some of the biggest challenges she faced in her PhD journey. We also talk about some of the most interesting findings from her PhD research. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
April 27, 2022
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#145: TRU Healthcare Leader Series: Personal Alignment

In this third and final episode of our 3-part series, we focus on Personal Alignment, which is Pillar #3 of our Dynamic Balance EffectTM  (DBE) Framework. We believe that Personal Alignment is about living on purpose and aligning your actions with the essence of who you really are as a healthcare leader. In this podcast, we discuss how Personal Alignment and Polarity Intelligence™ help bring out Wisdom and how Mindful Choices and Personal Alignment help leaders with Grit. We also discuss the different elements of Personal Alignment and what you can do to help you become personally aligned. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
April 20, 2022
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#144: TRU Healthcare Leader Series: Polarity Intelligence

In this second episode of our three-part series, we focus on leveraging Polarity Intelligence™, which is Pillar #2 of our Dynamic Balance EffectTM (DBE) Framework. Polarity Intelligence applies the “missinglogic” to leverage the unavoidable tensions and challenges impacting your daily life. The thing is, most healthcare leaders feel these tensions are problems to solve because it’s the only lens they’ve ever known. If you treat them as problems and you don’t realize that you’re experiencing unmanaged polarities, you will realize your greatest fears and end up failing. In this podcast, we talk about the numerous tensions that act on you and how to identify and leverage them to establish a balanced life. We also talk about four crux personal polarities and their early warning signs, and negative outcomes if you over-focus on one over the other. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU! This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
April 13, 2022
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#143: TRU Healthcare Leaders Series: Mindful Choices

In this first episode of a 3-part series, we focus on making Mindful Choices which is Pillar #1 of our Dynamic Balance Effect™ (DBE) Framework.Mindful choices as one of the pillars encompasses how to live and choose from the principles or values that ground you in what matters most and provides the guardrails for your life.But how can you make mindful choices and choose from the principles that guide and ground you? You need to step back, reevaluate, reconnect, and recommit to the most important things to you and the principles that can guide and center you.In this podcast, we discuss what helps you make mindful choices, what we've learned personally about making mindful choices, and the key learnings we've had with healthcare leaders across the country.We also talk about the different elements in Pillar #1 and some examples of how they come alive.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
April 6, 2022
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#142: Coping with Burnout: A Physical Therapy Perspective featuring Dr. Karen Mueller

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Karen Mueller about her research on burnout with physical therapy students and faculty and the implications for students and new clinicians entering the workforce.Karen is a professor and founding core faculty member at Rasmussen University. She is the author of the book, “Communication from the Inside Out: Strategies for the Engaged Professional,” and has authored several articles pertaining to the role of physical therapy intervention in end-of-life care.Karen shares some significant findings of their first study published in 2018 in The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society on “Patterns of Academic Burnout, Emotional Distress, and Coping” with doctoral physical therapy (DPT) students.We also talk about the results of their new study on “Self-compassion and Compassion for Others in Physical Therapy Students, Faculty and Clinical Instructors” and implications for new clinicians entering the workforce.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
March 30, 2022
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#141: Top 5 Reasons to Shift Healthcare Leadership Norms

Can we create new leadership norms in healthcare?Most healthcare leaders and organizations are literally living in  “one day or moment at a time” survival mode. In fact, more and more healthcare leaders are leaving their positions due to burnout.Therefore, we believe NOW is the perfect time to challenge the current leadership norms and shift to NEW leadership norms.  It is time to be bold enough to stop sacrificing yourself for your team and organization.We need to create new leadership norms where all healthcare leaders can be their best selves at work and at home, live more balanced lives, experience more joy, and become role models for new emerging leaders.In this episode, we talk about the top five reasons to shift the healthcare leadership norms and why we are being called to be BOLD.We also talk about the book of Bronnie Ware, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing,” and how it relates to our current leadership norms.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
March 23, 2022
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#140: Post-Pandemic Opportunities for Healthcare Leaders featuring Michael Bleich

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Michael Bleich about his lessons in leadership and post-pandemic opportunities for healthcare leaders.Michael Bleich is senior professor and director at Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. He is also a nationally recognized scholar and thought leader who has held clinical, consultative service, academic, and association leadership positions nationwide.We discuss the recent report “The Future of Nursing, 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity,” which explores how nurses can work to reduce health disparities, promote equity and improve the health and well-being among nurses and other healthcare providers.We also talk about holistic leadership and why it should be advanced as a model for leadership development and practice.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
March 16, 2022
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#139: Building a Multiracial Liberation Movement through a Polarity Lens featuring Beth Applegate

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Beth Applegate about building a multiracial liberation movement through a polarity lens.Beth is the founder of Applegate Consulting Group (ACG), a woman-owned organizational development (OD) practice with three decades of experience with national and international not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, and governmental agencies.She identifies as an Applied Behavioral Science scholar-practitioner positioned to bring to the forefront the tradition of inquiry and dialogue to the service of social justice and healthy individuals, groups, and organizations in the world.We discuss “Chapter 5: Support and Challenge – For You and Me” that she authored in the Volume 2 book collated by  Barry Johnson, which talks about building a multiracial liberation movement by using a polarity lens and how to apply it to ourselves as anti-racist white people.We also talk about the implications of having EITHER/OR thinking and how a polarity lens inviting AND/BOTH thinking is critical to multiracial liberation.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
March 9, 2022
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#138: Balancing Feminine and Masculine Energies

Every human being has masculine and feminine energy, but it’s often misunderstood that feminine energy only comes with a woman or masculine energy only comes with a man.If your masculine energy and feminine energy are unbalanced, one of those energies becomes dominant, and you will feel off-balanced in your life and experience negative consequences.Therefore, understanding how to leverage both energies will help you understand the shifts that are happening at a global level to balance this energy.In this episode, we talk about a foundational “Mother Polarity” or “Master Polarity” of Masculine and Feminine Energy and how you can leverage them.We also talk about some actions to increase your masculine and feminine energies and how these energies can contribute to burnout when there is an overemphasis on one energy over the other.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
March 2, 2022
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#137: Being a Transformational Community Leader During Times of Great Change with Tasha Blackmon

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Tasha Blackmon about transformational leadership and her lessons on leadership and the pandemic.Tasha is a dynamic, collaborative leader, mentor, and coach who brings more than 20 years of business operations experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Michigan’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Cherry Health.During her years with Cherry Health, she has championed health justice by aggressively disrupting healthcare disparities, leading numerous large-scale expansion and development projects, and holding six positions within Cherry Health before becoming CEO in 2018.Tasha shares about Cherry Health and the role it serves in West Michigan, which provides integrated health care services to 70,000 patients.We also talk about her leadership style and some advice for those emerging individuals who are stepping into leadership.At the close of the interview, Tasha shares how COVID-19 impacted her as a leader and how she takes action to experience the positive outcomes of her professional and personal life.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
February 23, 2022
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#136: From Workplace Drama to Workforce Empowerment with David Emerald

In this episode, we talk with our special guest David Emerald about his powerful frameworks, self-leadership, and transforming organizations.David Emerald is a co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA). He is the author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), a teaching story about Self Leadership, and has recently published his second book called 3 Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama, a teaching story about workplace drama and its heavy costs to organizations.David shares the different elements of the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT)™, including the three roles—Victim, Rescuer, and Persecutor and The Empowerment Dynamic (TED), which provides an antidote to the toxic roles of the DDT.We also talk about the 3 Vital Questions that have helped countless individuals and teams engage in productive and powerful interaction to achieve desired outcomes.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
February 16, 2022
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#135: Rethinking Individual and Organizational Resilience with Dr. Sonia Udod

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Sonia Udod about her published article on rethinking resilience and its implication for healthcare leaders.Dr. Udod is the PI of Translating Evidence for Nursing LEADership (LEAD) and Health Services to Improve Outcomes Program, which focuses on enhancing nurse leader development critical to creating high-quality healthcare workplaces, leading to quality nurse, patient, and organizational outcomes.Sonia also shares her passion for enhancing nurse leader capacity in the workplace and teaching students to be effective healthcare leaders.We also discuss some strategies on how nurse leaders can promote organizational resilience while building their own individual resilience within the current Covid-19 pandemic.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
February 9, 2022
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#134: What Healthcare Leaders Have to Say as COVID Continues

We know how important healthcare leaders are to the healthcare system, especially during these challenging times. If the leaders do not stay strong and healthy through the pandemic, the whole system is at risk.The thing is, many healthcare leaders feel like they are out of the boat now, drowning and barely keeping their heads above water. In fact, there is new data emerging showing a high percentage of leaders are considering leaving their positions.In this episode, we talk about what we're hearing from healthcare leaders all around the country. We also share some baby steps tips that you can do to refill your cup.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
February 2, 2022
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#133: Creating Work Life Balance When You Didn’t Trust It Was Possible with Kathy de Figueiredo

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Kathy de Figueiredo about her transformational journey through our coaching programs for healthcare leaders and the impact that has had on her as a leader.Kathy de Figueiredo is a  Regional Director of Quality Improvement at Baylor Scott and White Health in College Station, Texas. Kathy has held various roles in over 30 years of healthcare experience, and she’s currently responsible for quality improvement, infection prevention, clinical compliance, patient safety, and patient experience.Kathy shares her biggest challenges in creating a balance between her personal and professional life and how she recognized some of her limiting beliefs after joining the Bootcamp.We also talk about her personalized blueprint from our coaching programs and how she uses it to balance her personal and professional life.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Registration for the Leadership Survival Bootcamp closes tonight at 12 midnight EST. Click Here NOW to enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
January 26, 2022
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#132: Calling all Healthcare Leaders! Work-Life Balance is Possible

You've probably heard that work-life balance doesn't exist.Or maybe you've tried to balance your personal and professional life, especially during these challenging times, but you feel like it's impossible to achieve. As healthcare leaders, we're taught to look at challenges and issues as problems to solve and we think that problem-solving is the logic we apply to all challenges we face.Are we right?The thing is, not every problem is solvable, and if you can't recognize that the challenge isn't a problem to solve, then you're going to fail over time.In this episode, we reveal that Work-Life Balance is possible and why you can achieve it as a healthcare leader.We also discuss why some problems are not solvable, what a polarity is, how they work, and how you can take a different approach to manage them.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
January 19, 2022
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#131: Creating Balance: A Personal Experience with Dr. Mari Tietze

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Mari Tietze about her transformational journey through our coaching programs for healthcare leaders.Dr. Tietze is the recipient of the Myrna R. Pickard Endowed Professorship at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI). She also is the affiliate representing nursing at the UTA Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics.Mari shares her biggest challenges in creating a balance between her personal and professional life before joining our coaching programs.She also shares some of the significant differences she experienced after joining our Bootcamp and how she became aware of her own behaviors and early warning signs that are cues when she over-emphasizes one area of her life to the neglect of the other.We also talk about how Mari uses her personalized blueprint from our coaching program daily to balance her personal and professional life.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
January 12, 2022
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#130: How to Become the CEO of Your Life

Today’s episode is all about “How to become the CEO of your life.”We believe that if you're not taking full responsibility for your life and you're blaming circumstances and making an excuse not to do the things that serve your purpose, then you're not the CEO of your life.Maybe you have a limiting belief that you don't have a choice, or you’re not in control of your own life.But if you're the CEO of your life, you can give yourself the agency to realign your purpose, you have the choice to take control and create empowering beliefs for better outcomes of your life.In this podcast, we talk about how every healthcare leader has the agency to be the CEO of their own life.We also discuss three characteristics of being a CEO and what it takes to live those characteristics and own your life.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
January 5, 2022
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#129: Attention Healthcare Leaders! Busy is a Badge of Burnout

How many times do you say, “I’m fine, I’m just really busy” when people ask you how you are?Being busy becomes a status symbol as a healthcare leader.In fact, the more you can do, the more you’re asked to do, and the more you feel you’re bringing value to your team and your organization.In this podcast, we talk about why being busy is a badge of burnout, not honor. We also discuss the importance of setting boundaries for healthcare leaders and some warning signs you are wearing a badge of burnout.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
December 29, 2021
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#128: Being a Transformational Leader during the Covid-19 Pandemic featuring Dr. Kevin Sneed

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Kevin Sneed, a tenured Professor and the founding Dean of the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy.Kevin shares his WE-CARE (Workgroup Enhancing Community Advocacy and Research Engagement) program, which helps to improve health outcomes among minority populations, increases research participation, and builds connections and trust between the community and researchers.He also mentions his partnership with different organizations like American Heart Association and REACHUP, Inc that educates African American and Latino communities on how to understand the coronavirus and prepare for the vaccine, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic.We also talk about the impact of Covid-19 on academia and universities and the importance of committing to a safe academic environment for the student learners, staff, and faculty.At the close of the interview, Kevin answered a couple of questions about his professional and personal life from our new process called the Missing Questions.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
December 22, 2021
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#127: Are you a “Do the Right Thing” Leader?

Are you a “Do the Right Thing” Leader?We know healthcare leaders are overburdened and have a hard time doing the right thing.But there are courageous leaders who did the right thing and are not afraid to make decisions for their team.They are intentional in making courageous decisions and doing the right thing for themselves and their organization.In this episode, we talk about what courageous leaders do and how they make decisions to do the right thing.We also share some characteristics of courageous leaders, their values, empowering beliefs, and qualities that other leaders don’t have.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
December 15, 2021
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#126: Leveraging Candor and Diplomacy While Living in a Polarized World

We have experienced some of the most challenging and polarizing times in recent history.We are exposed to different points of view and what might appear to be opposite or conflicting perspectives and values on a daily basis.Differing perspectives and points of view can be good. In this episode, we talk about recognizing when conflicting or opposing perspectives need each other to serve a bigger purpose and how that can change the conversation.One way to deal with a polarity is to understand the polarity itself of candor and diplomacy so you can deepen your understanding of other people's perspectives and skillsets.During the podcast, we also explore the importance of candor and diplomacy and how you can leverage both to support healthy communication.We also talk about some of the positive outcomes and early warnings signs of candor and diplomacy and how individuals can engage in healthy dialogue about things that matter most to them.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!   This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
December 8, 2021
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#125: Applications of Polarity Thinking™ by Diverse Leaders with Dr. Barry Johnson

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Barry Johnson, about the book AND: Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma, Volume Two: Applications.“AND” is for people who want to make a positive difference by overcoming obstacles such as resistance to change and polarization.Barry shares, Volume 2 is a representation of the expansive application of Polarity Thinking™ from different perspectives and experiences of people skilled in leveraging polarities.In this book, different authors come from a variety of disciplines such as coaches, teachers, and consultants who share their personal stories and knowledge on how they applied Polarity Thinking™ in their work and communities.We discuss the two chapters we co-authored that include a variety of examples of common polarities in healthcare organizations and how they are frequently presented.We also share how using a framework founded in polarities can help you manage individual and system elements to create a healthy work environment.At the close of the interview, Dr. Johnson answered a couple of personal questions from our new process called the Missing Questions.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!   This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
December 1, 2021
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#124: What Does Having Gratitude as a Core Value Look Like?

Today’s episode is all about gratitude and being grateful.We believe that practicing gratitude makes you a stronger person and a stronger healthcare leader.Gratitude is one of our six core values at MissingLogic® and in today’s episode we share how we practice gratitude in our business.We know it can be difficult to find things to be grateful for, during these challenging times.We share how we have looked at the opportunities in front of us and the positive things that have happened with gratitude.In fact, we are very grateful that we have the opportunity to help and serve healthcare leaders, like you, during these difficult times.We are very grateful to you, our listeners, our family, and our friends for supporting us throughout our journey.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!   This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to take good care of your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
November 24, 2021
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#123: You Have All the Time You Need to Care for You!

One of the biggest mistakes healthcare leaders make today is thinking they don't have enough time to care for themselves but have time for everybody else.We know you're pushed to the limit right now, and you're dealing with staff shortages and increasing competing demands of your priorities.In this podcast, we discuss what it really means when people say, "I don't have time for me."We talk about three behaviors that indicate you're making the mistake of believing you don't have enough time.We also share proven strategies for flipping this belief, so you can prioritize caring for yourself.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!   This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to take good care of your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
November 17, 2021
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#122: Healthy Work Environments in Academia and Practice featuring Dr. Liz Madigan

In this episode, we talk with our special guest Dr. Liz Madigan about the importance of creating healthy work environments in academia and practice.Dr. Madigan is a Chief Executive Officer at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is also a tenured professor at the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.Liz shares how Sigma recognizes and honors clinical facilities and academic settings that have demonstrated commitment in promoting a healthy work environment.She also talks about some of the issues like incivility, microaggressions, and bullying in academic settings and healthcare organizations.We discuss with Liz the importance of meaningful recognition for nurses, faculty, and others in support of creating a healthy work environment.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!   This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
November 10, 2021
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#121: What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be? One that Sacrifices or one that Thrives?

Some healthcare leaders have been thrust into a leadership role and do what’s needed for their team and organization, especially during these challenging times.We know you feel conflicted due to internal and external factors that impact you and create a chronic tension between your current reality and what you want as a leader. Are we right?The good thing is, you can choose and take control of your own inflection point so that you can move forward as a healthcare leader.In this episode, we ask you, “What kind of leader do you want to be?  One that sacrifices or one that thrives?”We also talk about the importance of taking a pause to reflect, so you can see the bigger picture, take stock of your current realities, and gain clarity on what you truly desire and need.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you. Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
November 3, 2021
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#120: Attention Healthcare Leaders! Self-care is Not Selfish

Why is self-care not selfish?It is actually the best thing you can do for your team.Think about it, when you are putting your team and their needs before your own, day after day, how often do you end up feeling tired, crabby, and drained?What kind of self-care role model are you being?It’s easy to see, you can be letting your team down by NOT prioritizing your health and well-being, is it not?In this podcast, we talk about the importance of “self-care” and how to break through some industry norms and limiting beliefs about taking care of yourself as a healthcare leader.Also, we discuss different principles and strategies to prioritize your health and well-being, so you can be a good role for your team and organization.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
October 27, 2021
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#119: How to Deal with Grief During the Covid-19 Pandemic with Dr. Lori Wightman

We know many people experienced grief as a result of Covid-19, especially healthcare leaders and frontline staff in the healthcare field. Although grief is unique to each person, and no one can be compared to one another, there are patterns that significantly impact one’s mind, body, and spirit.In this episode, nurse executive Lori Wightman shares her personal experience with grief and how she handled it.  In addition, she shares some strategies she identified to improve how grief is managed in the workplace.We discuss her recent article “The Next Chapter: A Leader’s Lessons Learned Through Grief,” and Lori shares how she is helping healthcare leaders and organizations handle grief and establish better support systems for employees.At the close of the interview, Lori answered a couple of personal questions from our new process called the Missing Questions.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to care for your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
October 20, 2021
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#118: Can We Create New Leadership Norms in Healthcare?

In healthcare one of the leadership norms is leaders sacrifice, they put everyone else first. This is especially true now, during these challenging times.You’ve been indoctrinated to be a servant leader, always focusing on the needs of the team, the organization, the patients and families, before giving attention to your own needs.Servant leadership is not a bad thing, until you “over-serve” and neglect yourself.With this unipolar approach of leadership, healthcare leaders end up burned out, exhausted, and empty.In this podcast, we discussed redefining leadership norms and taking advantage of our current situation to reset, relook, and reevaluate everything to create a new reality and leadership approach.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is now open to our  Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!In this self-study program, you will learn why neglecting yourself to care for your team will always lead to failure. You will also learn a new way to take care of your team and yourself without feeling conflicted, overwhelmed, and exhausted.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
October 13, 2021
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#117: Navigating through Crisis and Trauma with Dr Diana Hendel and Dr Mark Goulston

In this episode, we talk with co-authors Dr. Mark Goulston and Dr. Diana Hendel about their book Trauma to Triumph: A Roadmap for Leading Through Disruption (and Thriving on the Other Side). Mark and Diana share how the pandemic traumatizes healthcare leaders, employees, and organizations, sending everyone into survival mode. In their book, Mark and Diana said that if the crisis is not "named and claimed" as trauma and managed effectively, it's sure to linger on in the form of chronic stress and anxiety. And left unspoken and unaddressed, blame, shame, and guilt often permeate the organization's culture and erode its ability to thrive in the future.We discussed how trauma affects the individuals and the organization's culture, how institutions can recover from the pandemic, and how healthcare leaders create stability amid uncertainty and traumatic events to become stronger and better on the other side.At the close of the interview, Mark and Diana answered a couple of questions from our new Q&A process called the Missing Questions.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!If you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comEnrollment is now open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!In this training, you will learn why neglecting yourself to take care of your team will always lead to failure. You will develop a new skill that will not only help you support your team but help both you and your team recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and become more resilient.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLChttps://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
October 6, 2021
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#116: How to Create a Vision for Your Professional and Personal Life

Do you have a vision for your life personally and professionally?  In the work we do with healthcare leaders we often find they don’t have a clear vision for their life. Without a clear vision it’s difficult to feel personally aligned, to make mindful choices, or to know what actions to take.  As Yogi Berra says, “You got to be careful, if you don’t know where you are going, ‘cause you might not get there”.  You end up feeling frustrated, full of regret, and wondering “how did I get here?”  In today’s episode we are sharing with you how to create a clear vision for your personal and professional life, so you can be a TRU (Thriving, Resilient, Unstoppable) healthcare leader.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Other Resources You May Enjoy: Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!Click the title to download our free perspective paper:  The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life Balance If you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comSOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLChttps://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 29, 2021
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#115: Sustaining Positive Benefits from In-Person and Virtual Care featuring Bruce Brandes

There were a few silver linings in the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this episode, we are going to talk with our friend and colleague Bruce Brandes about one of the most significant outcomes of the pandemic, which was the advancement of telehealth.  Bruce helps us gain a deeper understanding of virtual care, what it is, and why it is an important component of the future of healthcare and a critical factor in healthcare transformation.  We talk about the natural tension between virtual care and in-person care and why it’s not an option to make an either/or choice.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Other Resources You May Enjoy:Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!Click the title to download our free perspective paper:  The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life BalanceIf you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comSOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLChttps://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 22, 2021
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#114: Top 10 Secrets to Creating and Sustaining Strong Partnerships

As Meg Wheatly says, “Relationships are everything!” There isn’t much more stressful than a strained or difficult relationship at work or at home. If you’re doing one of the following things 1) not making relationships a priority, 2) struggling with how to build a strong relationship, or 3) thinking relationships are “soft, fluffy stuff” and you don’t have time for that, then we guarantee your relationships are strained, your energy is drained, and you’re unhappy. We’ve been blessed with strong partnerships in all aspects of our lives and in this episode we share with you our top ten secrets to strong partnerships.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Other Resources You May Enjoy: Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!Click the title to download our free perspective paper:  The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life BalanceIf you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.com SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC https://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 15, 2021
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#113: Well-Being and Culture Transformation with Dr. Christine Pabico and Paulette Sepe

The battle against clinician burnout is real.  You may or may not realize there was a significant problem with clinician burnout prior to the pandemic and now on top of that clinicians are experiencing significant mental health and PTSD challenges as a result of their experiences during the COVID pandemic. This is not a battle individuals can fight alone.  System supports, infrastructures, and leadership are critical.  In this episode we speak with Dr. Christine Pabico and Paulette Sepe about what ANCC and the Pathway to Excellence Program® does to support clinician well-being.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!If you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comRegistration closes at Midnight for the Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021The Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you create an individualized leadership survival blueprint, so they can be resilient, feel healthy and have an impact on their team and in their organization without being burned-out or  feeling conflicted and exhausted.Click here to learn more and register before it’s too late!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLChttps://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 8, 2021
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#112: Three Characteristics Every TRU Healthcare Leader Embodies

Why is it that some healthcare leaders are barely surviving the COVID pandemic and recovery phase, and others are thriving?  If you are barely surviving then you have let go of your dream or desires, you’re settling or telling yourself what you have is good enough, or you’re just keeping your head down and moving forward the best you can. Does that sound familiar? In this episode we are talking about being a TRU Healthcare Leader and the characteristics they embody that set them apart from those that are only surviving. You’ll learn how they do it and how you can, too!For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!If you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comDoors are Open! Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021The Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you create an individualized leadership survival blueprint, so they can be resilient, feel healthy and have an impact on their team and in their organization without being burned-out or  feeling conflicted and exhausted.Click here to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLChttps://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
September 1, 2021
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#111: Healthy Eating and Balancing Physical and Mental Well-Being with Dr. Katie Eliot

When it comes to well-being and living a balanced life, two of the top outcomes healthcare leaders we work with identify as desirable are to live a healthy lifestyle and to eat healthy food. These two outcomes are on almost everyone’s Blueprint in our bootcamp.  What we know is if they take the actions necessary to each healthy it won’t be out of balance in their lives.  So, we are going to an expert in today’s episode to identify what eating healthy really means.  You’ll also learn what impact nutrition has on your physical and mental well-being.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!If you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comDoors are Open! Leadership Survival Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021The Leadership Survival Bootcamp is a virtual Bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you create an individualized leadership survival blueprint, so they can be resilient, feel healthy and have an impact on their team and in their organization without being burned-out or  feeling conflicted and exhausted. Click here to learn more and enroll!Other Resources You May Enjoy:Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!Click the title to download our free perspective paper:The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life BalanceSOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLChttps://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
August 25, 2021
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#110: How to Recognize When You are Playing the Victim Role and Shift to Being a Creator

If you are feeling stuck, fearful, or disappointed, you are doing one or more of the following things. Your attention is focused on what is happening or not happening around you, you’re convinced your circumstances are the reason you don’t have what you want, and you say things like “it’s never going to change”.  Are we right?  Letting your circumstances drive your results puts you in “victim mode” and it is a vicious and unconscious cycle that keeps you swirling. In this episode, we talk about how to break the vicious cycle and become the creator of your life.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Other Resources You May Enjoy:Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!Click the title to download our free perspective paper: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life BalanceIf you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comUpcoming Events:  Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021The Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp is a virtual bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will allow you to balance your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed!Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLChttps://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
August 18, 2021
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#109: Escalating Domestic Work at Home and the Impact on Women featuring Dr. Daniel Carlson

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on all of us. There wasn’t anything in our day-to-day lives that wasn’t impacted.  Adults with children faced many challenges.  They experienced, changes in their work and home lives and in the structures that provide them support. Some were impacted more than others and in different ways. The conflict between work and home had a significant impact on women in the workforce. Today we talk with Tracy’s son, Dr. Daniel Carlson, about the research he and his colleagues conducted and what they learned about the impact the pandemic had on women in the workforce. Dan will also share what kinds of structural supports can provide relief.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Other Resources You May Enjoy:Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!Click the title to download our free perspective paper: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life BalanceIf you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comUpcoming Events:  Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021The Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp is a virtual bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will allow you to balance your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed!Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC
August 11, 2021
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#108: Reduce Negative Tension in Your Life and Leverage the Predictability of Polarities

Tension exists in all aspects of our life.  Many of the tensions we experience are perpetual, in other words, they never go away.  When the tension isn’t managed or leveraged, it can feel heavy or negative. You may or may not already be realizing, if the tension isn’t going away, your best chance for a positive outcome is to learn to manage or leverage the tension.  In this episode, we have fun combining two of our passions (Polarity Intelligence™ & the game of golf) to show you how to leverage chronic tensions.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Other Resources You May Enjoy:Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!Click the title to download our free perspective paper: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life BalanceIf you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.comUpcoming Events:  Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021The Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp is a virtual bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will allow you to balance your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed!Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llchttps://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLChttps://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLChttps://www.instagram.com/missinglogic_llc/
August 4, 2021
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#107: Well-Being and Dynamic Balance with Dr. Vicky Tiase

Improving the well-being of clinicians and leaders is on the minds and agenda in many organizations. It is also a focal point for professional and national organizations. One of the key elements of wellness includes the dynamic balance of activity and rest. Doesn’t matter what profession you represent or what role you’re in, all clinicians and leaders need balance in these areas to thrive. So today, we are going to look at creating this dynamic balance with Dr. Vicky Tiase. Vicky is going to share her unique insights based on her experience and perspective as a professional athlete, coach, and a nurse leader. As a bonus, Vicky will share some insights on the inclusion of well-being as an outcome in the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report.  For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastIf you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Other Resources You May Enjoy:Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!Click the title to download our free perspective paper: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life BalanceIf you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.com Upcoming Events: Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021The Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp is a virtual bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will allow you to balance your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed!Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC
July 28, 2021
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#106: Is Problem Solving the Most Valuable Skill a Leader Can Have?

One of the core characteristics of a strong leader is they are an excellent problem solver. As clinicians you are also trained to solve problems for the patients/clients you serve.  But what we’ve come to learn is not all problems are solvable, and problem-solving skills don’t work on all the challenges that leaders face.  So, then what do you do?  Today, we are going to tell you what you can do.  We are going to talk about an essential competency every leader must have to overcome unsolvable problems and achieve sustainable outcomes.   For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!  Other Resources You May Enjoy:Self-Study Opportunity:  Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! If you have questions for us email your questions to questions@missinglogic.com  Upcoming Events:  Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp, September 13-17, 2021 The Ultimate Dynamic Balance Bootcamp is a virtual bootcamp designed to enable healthcare leaders like you to learn about and apply a proven strategy that will allow you to balance your professional and personal life, make a difference at work, and experience more joy, without feeling exhausted and overwhelmed!Click here to join the waitlist and be the first to know when the doors are open!   SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/company/missinglogic-llc https://www.facebook.com/missinglogicLLC https://twitter.com/MissingLogicLLC
July 21, 2021
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#105: Managing the Tensions Underneath Burnout: Exploring the Individual and Organizational Responsibility

Burnout continues to be a significant challenge in healthcare for clinicians and leaders. In this episode we explore addressing burnout for clinicians and leaders from the perspective of individual responsibility and organizational responsibility. We talk about the numerous tensions and values that lie under the surface of burnout and the significance of being able to distinguish between what is a problem that can be solved and a tension that must be managed.  We also discuss the system level changes that can impact burnout and the individual factors that are necessary to combat burnout.  As we close the episode, we share our thoughts about the best place to begin to address burnout and manage the underlying tensions.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastNEW Opportunity:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
July 14, 2021
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#104: Living Leadership Principles: A Look into the Past, Present, and Future of the National Academies of Practice featuring Dr. Rick Weisbarth and Dr. Jody Frost

In this episode we interview Dr. Rick Weisbarth, the president, and Dr. Jody Frost, the immediate past president of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). You may or may not be familiar with NAP, so we begin the interview with Rick introducing NAP, why it was established, and why it exists today.   We talk about healthy partnerships and some of the partnerships NAP has established to promote interprofessional collaboration and represent the interprofessional perspective on national initiatives. Rick and Jody share their experience with leveraging dialogue to support meaningful conversations within the NAP leadership team and as leaders. Rick and Jody also talk about the impact of Polarity Thinking™ and having a polarity mindset has had on how the NAP executive council addressed challenges over the past few years and how this new skill has impacted how they lead.  Lastly, as we end the interview, we talk about how NAP intends to impact interprofessional healthcare now and into the future. You can see this episode is all about applying leadership skills such as healthy relationships, dialogue, and Polarity Thinking™ and the impact it can have on you as a leader and on your leadership teams, can’t you?  Listen now!For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastNEW:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
July 7, 2021
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#103: Mastering Feedback to Both Give and Receive it in a Healthy Way featuring Beth Wonson

In this episode, we interview Beth Wonson about her book Mastering Feedback:  Everything You’ve Never Been Told About How to Give Feedback”.  Beth shares why she wrote the book and the 4- step process that can help managers give and receive feedback. Beth also talks about the Navigating Challenging Dialogue Framework she’s created. Toward the end of the interview, we discuss the impact of the pandemic on communication and feedback as well as the trends Beth is seeing in work environments.   You probably already realize this is an important interview to listen to for anyone who gives or receives feedback, which is most of us!  Don’t hesitate, listen now!For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastNEW:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
June 30, 2021
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#102: How to use Polarity Intelligence™ to Invite Differing Perspectives and Create Team Psychological Safety

In this episode, we explore how Polarity Intelligence™ supports Team Psychological Safety. We discuss how to invite the voices of those with differing perspectives and look for any interdependencies of those perspectives.  We also talk about advocacy and the role it plays in creating an environment of inclusion. As we close the episode we share the risks and benefits leaders face when they do or don’t use Polarity Intelligence™ to create an environment of Team Psychological Safety. We could tell you this episode is full of pearls of wisdom, but we won’t, we’ll let you discover that for yourself.  Go ahead and listen now.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastNEW Opportunity:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! 
June 23, 2021
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#101: Promoting Mental and Emotional Well-being through Peer Support featuring Dr. Jo Shapiro

Dr. Jo Shapiro was the founding Director of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an associate professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School..  Dr. Shapiro saw early on how the culture of medicine needed to better support physicians and how physicians could support each other. The center was intentionally designed to provide practical applications through programs that have become models for other institutions. Dr. Shapiro continues to educate and assist organizations in developing specific programmatic and educational approaches, such as peer support, well-being programs, professionalism initiatives, and conflict management. We are so excited to bring Dr. Shapiro on to the show to find out why peer support is such a powerful solution to emotional well-being. Tune in as we explore organizational change, how to best support leaders, give people agency, combat isolation and how we can all be partners, not victims, in organizational change. You may or may not realize this yet, but this episode is filled with pearls of wisdom and information that all leaders can benefit from, so don’t hesitate, listen now! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastNEW:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! 
June 16, 2021
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#100: Celebrating 100 Episodes with a Peak Behind the Scenes

This 100th episode marks a major milestone in Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast history. Our core values include celebration and gratitude, so we are celebrating and expressing our gratitude in this episode!  We are very grateful for our listeners and have thoroughly enjoyed producing the last 99 episodes of the podcast! During the episode you get to meet our Sound Doctor and our Personal Assistants who happen to be our husbands!  The show wouldn’t go on without the support of these guys! We also share some BFF stories and vacation stories as well, and if you’ve been listening to us for any length of time, you probably already know you don’t want to miss these! Thank you for listening and sharing the podcast with others! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEW Opportunity:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! 
June 9, 2021
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#99: Supporting Well-Being and Interprofessional Collaboration with the Pathway to Excellence® Program featuring Dr. Jane McCurley and Dr. Val Morrison

In this episode we interview Dr. Jane McCurley and Dr. Val Morrison, Commissioners for the American Nursing Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence® Program.  The Pathway to Excellence® is an ANCC designation.  It focuses on six standards to support culture and practice environments including different healthcare environments such as long-term care facilities and CVS MinuteClinic®.   Jane shares with us the origins of the Pathway to Excellence® and why it was developed. Jane and Val talk about their journey as leaders in Pathway to Excellence® hospitals and as commissioners.   During the interview we also talk about what the standards are and how the standards support interprofessional collaboration and how leaders from the different health professions can engage in the program. One of the standards in the program is well-being. Val and Jane share how healthcare organizations meet this standard in innovative and unique ways. We close the interview talking about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the significance of the well-being standard and the need for leaders and organizations to be vigilant about personal and professional well-being and resilience.  You may or may not realize this yet, but this episode is filled with pearls of wisdom and information that all leaders can benefit from, so don’t hesitate, listen now!  For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEW:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
June 2, 2021
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#98: Leveraging the Power of Humble Inquiry to Transform Relationships with Dr. Edgar and Peter Schein

In this episode, we interview Dr. Edgar Schein and his son Peter about the second edition of their book Humble Inquiry:  The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling. They share a little about the book and why they wrote the second edition.  Ed and Peter describe why Humble Inquiry is not just a process but an “attitude”.  Ed talks about the different levels of relationships and shares how Humble Inquiry can be leveraged to raise our levels of relationship. During the interview we also discuss the relationship and need for balance between Certainty and Clarity as well as Competition and Collaboration and how both relate to Telling and Humble Inquiry.   We close the interview with Ed sharing how leaders will benefit from applying Humble Inquiry every day. You probably already realize this episode is full of wisdom that can benefit everyone.  So, you can see, why it makes sense to listen now, can’t you? For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEW:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! 
May 26, 2021
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#97: Overcoming the Tension Between Completing Tasks and Practicing at your full Scope of Practice

If you are like many of the clinicians and healthcare leaders we have worked with over the past 30 years, you have experienced the tension between completing routine tasks and practicing at the top of your license or delivering your full scope of practice since the beginning of your career! The tension is real. And the struggle to balance this tension is significant because safe, quality care is dependent on both.   As a leader, you probably already realize one is not more important than the other. In this episode, we talk about the habits that influence this tension between tasks and scope of practice.  Florence Nightingale recognized the importance of understanding habits more than 150 years ago when she said, “This hospital is so busy, in such a hurry that we are falling into bad habits before we are aware.” Toward the close of the episode, we share how healthcare leaders can begin to support their teams to leverage both the fulfillment of routine tasks and practice to their full scope of practice.  It’s obvious that you realize this tension isn’t going away, so listen to the episode and get a fresh perspective on how to manage it! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEW Opportunity:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
May 19, 2021
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#96: Living with COVID: One Man's Experience as a Patient and a Healthcare Executive featuring Kevin Browne

In this episode we interview Dr. Kevin Browne, Vice-President and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK).   Kevin shares with us his incredible story of experiencing COVID as a patient in his own hospital and as a nurse leader in New York City. His personal story was so remarkable he ended up on the NBC Today Show! Kevin describes his quest to strengthen the commitment of MSK to evidence-based practice and his experience applying evidence to his own care during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the interview we also talk about the greatest challenges leaders have faced and are facing when it comes to their sustaining their own well-being and work-life balance.   Kevin also shares some of the approaches he is taking personally to maintain well-being and work-life balance.  We close the interview with Kevin sharing what he is doing to support leaders and staff during these persistently challenging times.  You probably already realize that Kevin has a remarkable story and experience worth listening to.  Listen now! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEW:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! 
May 12, 2021
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#95: COVID-19 Pandemic: The Thunderstorm of Perpetual Challenges and the Silver Linings Experienced by Healthcare Leaders featuring Dr. Robyn Begley

The past year has been challenging for everyone, but it has been especially challenging for those working in the healthcare system.   The front-line clinicians and staff have experienced extraordinary challenges and trauma, and the healthcare leaders who support them have also faced challenges they never imagined. “I think that our healthcare system and our healthcare leaders have been remarkable in their response,” says Robyn Begley. During the episode we interview Dr. Robyn Begley, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). We have an opportunity to talk with Robyn about the longitudinal study AONL conducted in July 2020 and repeated in January and February of 2021 to examine the impact of COVID on nursing leadership. Despite all the challenges, there have also been, what some would call “silver linings” in the chaos and challenges that have blanketed and rained down on the healthcare system. Robyn talks about some of those “silver linings” with us. Robyn shares some of the greatest challenges she’s seen healthcare leaders experience over the past 14 months.  We also talk about some of the greatest challenges faced by leaders when it comes to their own well-being and work life balance. During the interview Robyn also describes some of the strategies AONL is putting in place to support healthcare leaders. As we wrap up the interview Robyn shares some words of gratitude and encouragement for healthcare leaders. You may or may not realize this is an episode you must listen to, so don’t wait.  Listen now! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEW:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
May 5, 2021
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#94: Individual and Team Competency: An Essential Element of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Creating interprofessional collaborative practice environments has been a long road! The challenge has never been how to work collaboratively in emergent situations; we can do that all day long.  The challenge is sustaining it once the emergent situation has passed.   Successful and sustainable interprofessional collaboration requires leaders to leverage individual competency and team competency in the healthcare workforce. In this episode we talk about the accountabilities healthcare leaders have and the challenges they face in leveraging interprofessional collaboration to fulfill their accountabilities. You probably already realize this is an important topic for any healthcare leader who is interested in teamwork.  Go ahead and listen now!  For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEW Opportunity:  Enrollment is now open to our NEW Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! 
April 28, 2021
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#93: (Encore Episode) Unleashing the Power of the Margin and Mission Polarity in Complex Care featuring Lauran Hardin

To say vulnerable populations have been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic is an understatement.  Yet, at the same time, communities and businesses are partnering to develop innovative solutions to address the disparities that plague this population. “The pandemic is teaching us how interdependent we are on each other, and how creative we can be to solve things locally.” says Lauran. After 2020, when it comes to managing the margin and serving the mission, everything and nothing is the same, and that’s why we thought it would be appropriate to revisit this interview with Lauran Hardin.  During the interview we discuss the over-arching polarity of Margin and Mission.   Everyone is impacted by this polarity.   Both Margin and Mission must be present for the system to be sustainable and provide the healthcare we need. In this interview with Lauran, we look at this polarity within the context of complex care and social needs. Lauran is a leader at the National Center for Complex Care and Social Needs. The center is the home for complex care and is transforming care for people with complex health and social needs.   Lauran is guiding and coaching leaders every day out in the field to manage this polarity.  Her stories and insights are enlightening and inspiring. Lauran shares with listeners why it’s important to understand the importance of the margin and mission polarity when creating programs that impact utilization and revenue. Powerful change and transformation can occur when you understand and marshal the power of both sides of the margin and mission polarity.  Lauran shares some stories that will leave you with a feeling of hope. Join us to learn from Lauran as she shares case studies and outcomes from the world of complex care and social needs. The wisdom Lauran shares is profound!  Listen now! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast To get our FREE perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
April 21, 2021
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#92: (Encore Episode) How Leaders Can Leverage a Polarity Mindset to Develop Strong Teams and Cultivate Psychological Safety featuring Diane Hanson

Leaders have been facing one of the most difficult times in their careers.  And it’s not coming to an end any time soon. Let’s face it.  Leadership is not easy on a normal day let alone during a pandemic!  If you are feeling guilty, exhausted, frustrated, and conflicted then you are an overwhelmed healthcare leader. Overwhelmed healthcare leaders are looking for new tools and skills to enhance their effectiveness, change the conversations they’re having, and address the unprecedented challenges they face, while supporting their teams. That’s why we thought it would be appropriate to share this encore episode and interview with our dear friend and colleague Diane Hanson.   We were blessed to interview Diane Hanson.  Diane has leveraged polarities in her personal and professional life for over 20 years and has a lot of wisdom to share with us. Today we are talking about Polarity Thinking™ as an essential leadership skill because Thriving, Resilient, Unstoppable (TRU) leaders don’t need quick fixes that fail, they need new ways of thinking and approached that lead them to long-lasting outcomes. “Once you understand and believe in the logic and predictability of Polarity Thinking™ you are able to move toward sustainable outcomes” says Diane. Diane shares many stories of how she’s leveraged polarities personally, professionally and as a community leader.   Diane believes a great place to start practicing your polarity thinking skills is with personal polarities like Work & Home or Self Care & Others Care.  Look at what’s showing up in your life through a polarity lens and then examine your perspectives, preferences, and fears to gather deeper insights.   Diane notes, “We tend to take care of others before our self. The Self Care & Others Care polarity is a good one for leaders to start with to address burnout.” Join us as we discuss with Diane how leaders can leverage polarities to strengthen their leadership skills, enhance teamwork, and cultivate psychological safety in the workplace. The wisdom Diane shares is profound!  Listen now! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast To get our FREE perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! 
April 14, 2021
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#91: The Road to Well-Being: It's Personal and Requires Patience, Persistence, and Practice featuring Dr. Seena Haines

It was so inspiring to interview and dialogue with Dr. Seena Haines about well-being.  As we begin our interview, Seena shares with us her personal health professions journey, which leads to a brief discussion on how our experiences and stories inform who we are and what we do.   Seena shares her passion for well-being began with her own personal struggles and the desire to pay it forward.  She informs us that well-being is subjective and influenced by multiple factors including psychosocial resources and support. During the interview we talk about COVID and the impact it’s having on well-being.  Seena shares the most important well-being dimension is human and social connections and how we have all been missing those connections which is impacting resilience.   Seena describes the numerous benefits of yoga and what a well coach is and what they focus on and how they help individuals reach their wellness plan.   Seena also shares a fundamental principle that when it comes to health and well-being patience, persistence, and practice create permanence.  She also believes it is personal.  Focusing on our own personal accomplishments and not comparing ourselves to others is important because our progress is exponential, it just takes time. From Seena’s perspective work life integration requires attention and intention daily.  She shares she manages this by setting 2-3 priorities each day, pockets of buffer time weekly, schedules personal oasis time in the week for play, advance planning, along with numerous other strategies. Speaking to leaders and organizations, Seena describes some actions they can take such as job crafting, engaging employees in redefining responsibilities and duties, and having a firm grasp on the relationship between clinician well-being, patient care, and safety. Seena’s parting message for individual healthcare professionals is “it is not selfish or self- seeking to put your self-care in your top priorities. Just as we are told on a plane that we need to put our own oxygen mask on first before helping others, we are better positioned to sustain and overcome these potholes in life when we carve the time needed to care for ourselves mentally and physically.” We couldn’t agree more! As you probably already realize this is a delightful and informative interview, so don’t hesitate and listen now! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast To get our FREE perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
April 7, 2021
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#90: (Encore Episode) The Healthcare Leader as a Role Model for Self-Care: Caring for Yourself and Caring for the Team featuring Dr. Jeanne Roode

One of the consistent messages we are hearing from overwhelmed leaders is they want to do more to care for their team, but they are neglecting themselves in the process.   A leader’s well-being doesn’t have to be in competition with caring for the team. You can care for you and your team. Since this is such a prominent theme in our conversations with leaders today, we thought it would be appropriate to share this encore episode and interview with our dear friend and colleague Dr. Jeanne Roode.   During our interview we discuss the crux tension or polarity of taking care of self and taking care of others.  Jeanne shares her four-year journey on the road to sustainable well-being and what she has learned along the way. Jeanne recognizes that tensions or polarities like these can significantly impact healthcare leaders, especially if they are unaware of them or do not know how to manage them.   From Jeanne’s perspective, 100% commitment to your well-being is not something you wake up one day and decide, it is an evolution.  She describes it as, “a number of moments in your life in which you learn and gain wisdom, that come together to one day be enough to push through the barriers.” Jeanne’s doctoral work focused on the health and well-being of nurses and nurse managers.  She studied the self-care practices of nurses and found their lowest scoring areas were nutrition and exercise.  In her study, nurse managers had the lowest scores in stress management as well as attending to their own stress and learning more about it.  Jeanne has learned what nurses don’t understand, and that is if they don’t attend to their own self-care, and focus on others instead, they are putting everything at risk including attending to others. Jeanne shares some of the ways she’s found to care for her team while caring for herself is to be a role model, provide appreciation and recognition of their stories, and take interest in their personal and professional success. Some recommendations for healthcare leaders engaged in day-to-day COVID-19 planning or management is to trust each other to carry the work, encourage self-care, and share stories of what you are doing to take care of yourself.   How you take care of yourself as a leader cannot be hidden.  Your valuing of self-care shows in everything you do.  You are being watched and whether you are aware of it or not, you are a role model for self-care. The wisdom Jeanne shares is profound!  Listen now! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast To get our FREE perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
March 31, 2021
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#89: (Encore Episode) A Personal and Professional Story about Clinician Burnout and Resilience featuring Dr. Miguel Paniagua

When we did this initial interview with Dr. Paniagua we had no idea that within a few months we would be facing a global pandemic that would not only add to the stress and mental health challenges healthcare clinicians were already facing but would lead to a parallel pandemic.  In this interview Dr. Miguel Paniagua shared his personal and professional story about burnout, clinician well-being, and resilience.   The interview is as pertinent today as it was a little over a year ago.  There are many healthcare clinicians today, like Dr. Paniagua, who have or are currently experiencing burnout and there are many clinicians who are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of the trauma they experienced at the front line during the COVID pandemic.  Clinician burnout is a unique and personal journey for anyone who experiences it.Lives are at stake!  Not just clinician’s lives but patient’s lives.We now know that poor provider wellness leads to medical errors.  We are fortunate to have Dr. Paniagua to share his personal experience, hitting rock bottom and how it has informed his current work. Professionally, Dr. Paniagua is leading efforts at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to understand the stress of high-stake exams and the effect on student well-being, which he shares with us during the interview. Fortunately, during the pandemic, progress has continued at the NBME (see the link below the show notes).Join us for this enlightening conversation with Dr. Paniagua as we talk about the realities of clinician burnout and the system and individual factors that can support clinician well-being and resilience.For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastTo get our FREE perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now!We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
March 24, 2021
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#88: Interprofessional Education and Practice Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow featuring Dr. Andrea Pfeifle

In this episode we talk with Dr. Andrea Pfeifle, about the history and future of interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (IPCP), her experiences as a leader in today’s environments, and some of the barriers that have inhibited progress. Andrea shares her interprofessional journey and a little of how a special relationship with a young boy and his family ignited her love affair with interprofessional collaboration.  She also tells how an invitation, from the Dean of Medicine at University of Kentucky, to lead an interprofessional education initiative at the university launched her interprofessional leadership career and changed her life forever.  In the interview Andrea shares her perspective on how IPE and IPCP have advanced in the last ten years.  Some examples she shares are the transformation of health professions education, the development and dissemination of interprofessional collaborative practice competencies, expansion of IPE across universities and colleges, and the establishment of the National Center of Interprofessional Practice and Education. When it comes to factors that have helped foster IPE and IPCP over the years Andrea, shares with our listeners she feels there is a sense intuitively that it’s the “right thing to do” and it “feels right”, which makes it easier to engage people as champions.  Many key stakeholders and groups have engaged in the effort in the last ten years and some key publications have also contributed to making it happen as well.   There have been some barriers along the way, too!  Andrea talks about some of the barriers including the implicit bias that lies beneath the healthcare system and shapes the models of care, decisions, reimbursement, and structure of healthcare. Another significant challenge Andrea mentions is scalability. We discuss the need for simultaneous action to move IPE and IPCP forward and the importance of having infrastructures, education and practice partnerships, and outcome measurement. At the close of the interview Andrea shares her hope over the next 10 years is that integrated team practice is the standard and it’s designed with patients, families, and learners. This interview includes a remarkable synthesis of the efforts and actions taken to advance IPE and IPCP and is full of important information describing the current state.  If you’re interested in IPE and IPCP you will want to stop what you are doing and listen now! For full show notes and links, visit:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast To get our FREE perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!
March 17, 2021
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#87 ENCORE Episode The Unsolvable, Unavoidable, and Indestructible Tension Between Health AND Economy & Individual Freedom AND the Common Good with Dr. Barry Johnson

We didn’t think when we conducted this interview back in June of 2020 that we would still be facing significant challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.    This episode is as relevant now as it was when we originally recorded it.    During this episode we interview our dear friend and colleague Dr. Barry Johnson about two crux polarities/tensions we are facing as a nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The two polarities/tensions we discuss during the interview are Health And Economy and Individual Freedom And the Common Good.  These two polarities/tensions impact every person in the United States.     The interview is based on two Op-Ed pieces included in Barry’s new book, AND Making a difference by leveraging polarity, paradox, or dilemma- Volume One: Foundations.   This interview can change how you think about these two tensions that we are experiencing daily in our communities and in the country.  We think it’s safe to say we all want a country with healthy people and a healthy economy and at the same time there is a fear that as the pandemic continues we will end up with more unhealthy people and further insult to a declining economy in our country.    The truth is these polarities/tensions were present before the COVID-19 pandemic, and we must manage them now and after the pandemic.    The question is, what can we learn now, during the pandemic, to help us manage them in future?  That is the purpose of this podcast, to help us learn to see these tensions through a new lens, explore why it is important to manage them, and identify how we can manage them better in the future.  A few considerations before listening: If this is your first time listening to the podcast, you may find it helpful to listen to Episode #1 where we explain polarities before listening to this episode.    The Op-Ed pieces are available below the show notes and if you are in a location where it is possible, we encourage you to download both pieces before you listen to the episode. Barry refers to the Polarity Map® in the Op-Ed pieces during the interview, so it will be helpful to have them in hand.  There isn’t anyone in the Unites States who can escape the impact of these two polarities. We urge you to listen to this episode now and share it with your family, friends, colleagues, and communities.    For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast    To get our FREE perspective paper, TheThree Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now!   We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com     If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   
March 10, 2021
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#86 Helping Healthcare Heroes Heal from the Trauma of the Pandemic featuring Dr. Mark Goulston and Dr. Diana Hendel

In this episode we talk with co-authors, Dr. Mark Goulston and Dr. Diana Hendel, about their book Why Cope When You Can Heal?  How Healthcare Heroes of COVID-19 Can Recover from PTSD.  In their book, Mark and Diana paint the picture of the “perfect storm for trauma” that is being experienced by healthcare workers today.   In the interview Diana shares her perspective that healthcare workers are the grittiest, toughest, most resilient people in our society.   But we are living in the downside of our societal “just get over it” culture and aren’t giving equal attention to the processing which is essential for healing.    We discuss why it’s important to bear witness to this moment in history and to not “rush past the tragedies that have been experienced.”  Diana describes the numerous experiences healthcare workers have had during the pandemic that have contributed to the experience of moral injury and traumatic stress.  Mark and Diana also share their perspectives on the pending serious mental health and PTSD crisis that is inevitable in the healthcare system.    At the close of the interview Diana shares some words of wisdom for healthcare leaders regarding what is and will be required by leaders during these traumatic times.   This is an interview jam packed with priceless information for anyone who is working in healthcare today.  Stop what you are doing and listen now!To get our FREE perspective paper, TheThree Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now! We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com   If you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   
March 3, 2021
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#85 ENCORE Episode: How to Make A Positive Difference in the World and Stop Making False Either/Or Choices featuring Dr. Barry Johnson

We are thrilled to provide this Encore episode of our interview with our dear friend and mentor  Dr. Barry Johnson.  Barry is the author of AND:  Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox, or Dilemma.  Volume One: Foundations.   AND is for people interested in making a positive difference in the world or in any part of their life as a citizen, a family member, or an individual within an organization.    Volume One of AND covers the application of fundamental polarities from different system perspectives and how different polarities show up in the brain.  Barry suggests learning about polarities is easiest when you work from the smallest system up.  So, beginning with polarities that have meaning for you as an individual enables you to see quickly how the same polarity is applicable across other levels of the system.   During our interview with Barry, we explore how Both/And thinking overcomes resistance to change and polarization and is an essential step in making a difference. We also discuss how misdiagnosing polarities as problems and how leaders pay a price twice when this occurs.  You probably already realize, if you want to make a difference in the world understanding polarities is essential and this book is a must read!   Go ahead and listen to this thought- provoking interview now!    For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast  To get our FREE perspective paper, TheThree Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now!   We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com    If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   
February 24, 2021
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#84 The Importance of Creating Healthy Workplaces That Bring Out the Best in People featuring Moe Carrick

Would you like to lead or work in a healthy work environment?    Eliminating toxic work cultures and replacing them with healthy work environments is no small feat but it’s something we share a passion for with Moe Carrick the author of Bravespace Workplace.  It was such a pleasure to talk with Moe.  In the episode she speaks about her experiences in creating Bravespaces, what makes a workplace toxic and how workplace toxicity hurts the individuals within the environment.    We also talk about healthcare and the stress the healthcare system is under and the meta challenges healthcare leaders are facing in addition to COVID. Moe reveals with the growth of healthcare systems and the numbers of mergers and acquisitions occurring,  it’s important to remember people connect in small groups or communities and they may not be able to thrive in the larger system.  Another topic we discuss include the role of technology in the workplace and the ongoing need for humans regarding healing, feeling, and connecting.  We explore the role of Human Resources (HR) in creating healthy work cultures.  Also, Moe shares her thoughts about informal leaders and formal leaders and the characteristics and skills they both need now and in the future.  This is an interview jam packed with insights for anyone who is interested in creating or working in a healthy workplace.  Stop what you are doing and listen now!For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast   To get our FREE perspective paper, TheThree Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  Click Here now!   We would love to have you contribute to this podcast by submitting a question that we can feature in a future episode.  All you must do is email your question to  questions@missinglogic.com   If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   
February 17, 2021
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#83 ENCORE Episode: New Lens and New Day: Stop Solving the Same Problems Over and Over Again

Do you ever wonder why you keep experiencing and solving the same problems over and over again?  Every day feels like Ground Hog Day!    If you are like other healthcare leaders who are excellent and well-regarded problem solvers, you’re frustrated and a little embarrassed.    Well, we were too!  Good news- you’re in the right place if you want to leave that all behind!  In this encore of our very first podcast episode, we share our story, how we were “mad as hell” and how we chose to stop the madness and do something about it.   Tune in as we introduce you to Polarity Thinking™ the MISSING LOGIC in healthcare.  Find out how using a polarity lens to examine your repetitive challenges can prevent you from wasting time, money, and resources.  Join the movement!You probably already realize this is an important topic for any leader who is interested in new approaches to repetitive problems.  Go ahead and listen now! Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast   **** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get our perspective paper The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance  go here to get instant access.****  Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   Our mission is to start “a movement” of leaders who address the chronic challenges in healthcare through a Polarity Thinking™ lens!  If you're the kind of leader wants to help others, share this with your peers. 
February 10, 2021
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#82 Our Healthcare Future: The Complexity, Challenges, and Constraints featuring Susan Dentzer

It was a pleasure to talk with Susan Dentzer about the important work she is doing at the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University, the complexity of healthcare, and some of the challenges the healthcare system and leaders are facing today.  Areas of focus for the Center have been health system transformation and specifically the transition from volume to value payment, biopharmaceuticals, medical products/devices, global innovation, and most recently health equity.   Early in the interview Susan shares that before COVID, in her role as Senior Policy Fellow, she was interested in value-based payment and opportunities for delivery system transformation. More specifically she was interested in moving healthcare closer to the people leveraging technology rather than brining people into the healthcare environment.  Spreading health into people and the communities to improve population health was another interest she held.  Susan reveals one of the things that she has focused on more since COVID is telehealth, how it is being utilized now, what’s working and not working, and the path forward.     During the episode we discuss the lessons being learned about telehealth, and the challenges yet to be overcome as we move past the COVID pandemic.  We also talk about how telehealth is one-half of an interdependent relationship with the other half representing the ability to provide face-to-face and hands-on care when needed.  We dialogue about how the tension between this pair shows up as resistance and fears.   During the episode Susan shares her thoughts about the current healthcare system business model, which is deeply rooted in fee-for-service, and how it creates a barrier to healthcare delivery transformation.    Susan was the editor of the book “Health Care Without Walls:  A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care System” prepared by the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation(NEHI).  She shares some background on the book and why it was written.  Another topic we discussed during the interview is  the need to transform education of future clinicians to prepare them for the delivery of care without walls, innovation, and the need for ongoing continuing education to meet healthcare needs in an ever-changing reality.   If you are interested in being involved in policy or advocacy, Susan has some suggestions on where to start.   She also encourages you to never underestimate what you know and the experiences you have had because you will be shocked at what others don’t know or what they don’t understand about current healthcare realities.     You probably already realize this is an informative and important dialogue for anyone who is interested in healthcare transformation.  Go ahead and listen now!Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.  If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   Our mission is to start “a movement” of leaders who address the chronic challenges in healthcare through a Polarity Thinking™ lens!  If you're the kind of leader wants to help others, share this with your peers.   Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast
February 3, 2021
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 2.1.21

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. This morning talk about identity, what we mean by identity, why identity matters when it comes to work life balance, and what three identities influence your work life balance.
February 1, 2021
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#81 Setting and Keeping Boundaries: The Secret to Preventing Overwhelm and Becoming a Thriving and Resilient Healthcare Leader

If you are like many of the overwhelmed healthcare leaders we talk with you feel stretched beyond your capabilities on a day-to-day basis.    One of the ways you can have more energy, time and balance in your life is to establish boundaries.  In this episode we explore why it’s important to set boundaries, how boundaries can lead to resilience and balance in your life, and how they are a form of self-care.  Continually adding more to your plate and not taking anything off results in stress and overwhelm.  While the COVID pandemic may have taken a few things off your plate, it may also have added so much more!  During times like this it can also become increasing difficult to say “No”.   “It’s only by saying ‘NO’ that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.”- Steve Jobs  You are not always in control of what ends up on your plate or within your realm of responsibility as a leader.  There are somethings you can control and that’s where you can put your attention when it comes to setting boundaries and beginning to flex your “NO” muscle.  Identifying and managing any barriers you may have is an essential element of successful boundary setting.  Thriving and resilient healthcare leaders are committed to setting and keeping boundaries, so they can stay focused on what matters most, achieve their goals, and experience greater success.  You may or may not already realize this, but this episode is full of information that can help you gain more energy, time, and balance in your life!  Don’t hesitate, listen now.Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast   You can sign up to be on our Work Life Balance Bootcamp Early Interest List on our website at www.missinglogic.com/new-events  Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review!      
January 27, 2021
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 1.25.21

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. This morning talk about setting boundaries, what we’ve experienced with boundary setting, why boundaries are about you and not other people, and some of our strategies for boundary setting.
January 25, 2021
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#80 Supporting Mindful Choices, Polarity Intelligence™ and Personal Alignment with the Dynamic Balance Effect™ Framework

If you are like most of the healthcare leaders we talk with, the past year was a year full of challenges and changes. It looks like based on what we have seen thus far in 2021 those challenges are going to continue for a while longer.    Some of those challenges and changes may have bumped up against some of your values, like maintaining your well-being, supporting your team(s), and connecting with others.  You may have even experienced some moral distress having to make decisions that are not aligned with your values.  In this episode we dialogue about making choices based on values, managing interdependent values and the importance of personal alignment.   We share how our Dynamic Balance Effect™ Framework empowers healthcare leaders to make mindful choices, leverage their Polarity Intelligence™, personally align their values and purpose, and how important each of these are when it comes to resilience and balance.  You probably already realize this episode is packed with leadership super-powers!  Go ahead and listen now.Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast   Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.Go Here to join the Work Life Balance Bootcamp Early Interest List and download our FREE perspective paper The 3 Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying To Achieve Work Life Balance.    
January 20, 2021
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 1.18.21

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it.  Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day and we are going to talk about dreams!  The dream we had  for our business when we launched it three years ago today, the values that guide us and the things we’ve learned along the way and in the past year.
January 18, 2021
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#79 Navigating the Rough Waters of Being a Nurse When a Family Member is Ill featuring Roberta Young

It was a delight to interview Roberta Young about her article Being a Nurse in the Family.  Roberta explains what led up to co-authoring the article in My American Nurse in January of 2020 with her colleague Teresa Anderson.   During the episode we discuss these unique situations and how the experience can be leveraged to improve or change how one chooses to practice as a nurse.  Even though the conversation centers on nurses’ experiences, we acknowledge other clinicians also have similar experiences.    Early in the interview Roberta shares during the pauses in her career over the past few years she took advantage of that time to reflect.  During that time, she realized she can get swept up in leadership roles, working long hours and giving of herself.  She concluded she would be a better leader if she lived intentionally, maintained balance in her life, and paid attention to herself.    Roberta reveals one of the things that has come out of her work in creating work life balance and defining her values and what matters most is a sense that she can write and document meaningful stories.  Roberta shares her thoughts about storytelling and how we remember through stories.  She explains a powerful story will have a larger impact than going through why something is important.  Story telling can also help you heal and learn from the experiences you have.  Roberta shares her experiences when her mother was ill and as the nurse in the family when she was in awe of her colleagues and other times frustrated or disappointed. She shares how as the clinician in the family you can have a positive impact on clinicians caring for your loved ones during disappointing times.    It was also noted during the interview that clearly defining and stating out loud the roles and responsibilities among family members is an essential element of care coordination and managing family dynamics.  Roberta also shares using some reflection questions clinicians can apply what they are learning in or from their experience to their clinical practice.    Roberta recognizes as a leader that being compassionate and supportive with staff during the times when their families need them balances out, especially when clinicians are given the opportunity to rest, take care of themselves, and can come back healed.  We discuss the tensions/polarities that naturally show up in these situations such as self and other, work and home, and candor and diplomacy.  You probably already realize this is a phenomenal and important discussion for anyone who is a clinician or healthcare leader.  Go ahead and listen now!Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast  NEWS FLASH!  The doors to our Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp are open!  Wouldn’t you agree leveraging a proven strategy for Work Life Balance is the absolute best way to start the New Year! Start 2021 with your own unique blueprint for work life balance! CLICK HERE to learn more and join the bootcamp.     Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   
January 13, 2021
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 1.11.21

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. This morning we are going to talk about not finding work life balance but creating it, why you won’t find it, investing in yourself, and how coaching can support you.
January 11, 2021
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Episode #78: Looking at Healthcare and the COVID-19 Pandemic Through a Part and Whole Lens

You may or may not realize you have been living and participating in the Part and Whole polarity your whole life! Your first lessons regarding part and whole occurred when you were a child, and you were learning to share with your friends.   During the COVID-19 pandemic we have struggled with uncertainty, overwhelming amounts of change and we’ve felt stuck, drained, and protective of the things we value most.  The tension of the Part and Whole polarity is showing up at the individual, family, team, and system levels.  In the fight against COVID-19 the tension between part and whole show up as Individual Freedom and The Common Good and in Health and the Economy.  One of the easiest ways to think about part and whole is to picture the links in a chain.  Each link is a part, and the chain is the whole.   You probably already realize the chain is only as strong as its weakest link.  What are you doing to make sure you are strong and not the weakest link?   If you want to be a strong link in the chain, listen to this episode and learn the power of balancing the energy of the Part and Whole polarity. Visit the show notes here for more:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast EXCITING NEWS!  The doors to our Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp for Healthcare Leaders are open!  Wouldn’t you agree leveraging a proven strategy for Work Life Balance is the absolute best way to start the New Year! Start 2021 with your own unique blueprint for work life balance! Be the strongest link in the chain! CLICK HERE to learn more.   Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.
January 6, 2021
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 1.4.21

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. This morning we are going to talk about sleep and putting yourself first in 2021, our experience with being last in line, benefits of putting yourself first, and action steps you can take now to put yourself first!
January 4, 2021
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Episode #77: Insights on Nurse Fatigue, the Impact on Nursing and Patient Safety, and What You Can Do with Dr. Linda D. Scott

“Just like water and food we need sleep, and so every time we lose it we jeopardize our own health and the health of others”- Dr. Linda D. Scott In this episode it was a delight to interview Dr. Linda Scott, the Dean of Nursing at University of Wisconsin-Madison about her research on nursing fatigue and the impact on safety. Early in the interview Dr. Scott shares she was motivated to embark on such important research when the To Err is Human was published by the Institute of Medicine in 1999 and reported there were almost 100,000 deaths associated with preventable errors.  At that time Linda says it was clear there was a gap in scientific evidence regarding the number of nurse work hours and the relationship to making errors. Dr. Scott reveals her initial studies showed nurses worked long shifts and worked overtime regularly and the risk for error tripled when working more than 12 hours and doubled when working overtime beyond any shift and that errors increased when nurses had insufficient sleep.  These initial studies demonstrated the need to learn more about work related fatigue and the potential impact on patient safety. Dr. Scott explains when people are awake for a consecutive number of hours you can see some of the same neuro- bio-behavioral affects as you would with intoxication, as an example when you are awake for more than 15 hours it’s like having a blood alcohol level of .05.  During the interview she shares when you have a sleep deficit you can’t get it back and for every hour of sleep lost the risk for making an error increases by 7%.  Dr. Scott explains what decision regret means and how it is related to fatigue and sleep deficits and is a personal and professional well-being issue. The research studies are transferrable to other health professions. There are other research studies looking at physicians and other ancillary staff as well as other safety critical positions.  It was also noted during the interview that there is no regulatory oversight on hours in the United States for health professions. Dr. Scott reveals there are recommendations coming from other industries that reflect nursing and other health professions and could inform the healthcare sector. You probably already realize this is a phenomenal and eye-opening interview.  Go ahead and listen now! Visit the show notes here for more:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEWS FLASH!  The doors to our Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp will be opening soon!  Wouldn’t you agree leveraging a proven strategy for Work Life Balance is the absolute best way to start the New Year! Start 2021 with your own unique blueprint for work life balance! CLICK HERE to join the interest waitlist.  As a BONUS when you join the waitlist, you’ll receive a copy of our NEW perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance. Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.
December 30, 2020
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 12.28.20

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. This morning we are going to talk about sleep and rest, why talk about sleep, why sleep is important, and how to get more!
December 28, 2020
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Episode #76: Overcoming the Impact of Burnout and COVID-19 With A Unique Approach to Creating Healthy Work Cultures

The healthcare system is facing a potential dual pandemic and unprecedented challenges.  The healthcare workforce is burned out and is now facing post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by the traumatic and psychological toll of the COVID-19 experience.  Healthcare leaders have worked tirelessly to instill hope and support the essential workers while experiencing significant levels of stress and trauma themselves.  Hospitals and healthcare systems are facing significant and unprecedented financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. There is no quick fix or silver bullet to address the challenges that are now happening at the individual and system levels.   In this episode we introduce the Healthy Healing Organization (H2O) Framework™ to help healthcare organizations combat burnout by developing a healthy work culture.   You may or may not be wondering what is included in this unique framework to address work culture.    Go ahead and listen now, you’ll be glad you did.     Visit the show notes here for more:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEWS FLASH!  The doors to our Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp will be opening soon!  Wouldn’t you agree leveraging a proven strategy for Work Life Balance is the absolute best way to start the New Year! Start 2021 with your own unique blueprint for work life balance!CLICK HERE to join the interest waitlist.  As a BONUS when you join the waitlist, you’ll receive a copy of our NEW perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance. Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.
December 23, 2020
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 12.21.20

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. This morning we are going to talk about giving and receiving, the interdependent relationship between the two, the benefits of both and the consequences you experience when you over focus on one and neglect the other.
December 21, 2020
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Episode #75: Giving Yourself the Power to Create Balance Between What You Can't Control and What You Can featuring Ann Shepard

In this episode we have the extreme pleasure of interviewing Ann Shepard, a Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer about her quest for work life balance. During the interview Ann shares how her journey began when she realized what she had heard and learned previously about work life balance wasn’t serving her.   Ann reveals as she transitioned to working from home during the initial days of COVID she felt like she was working all the time and struggling to turn work off.  This realization fueled her desire to know what she needed to do differently.  “I’m so busy” is a common mantra for leaders, Ann says. What Ann came to realize, when it came to registering for the Work Life Balance Bootcamp, was that she didn’t have enough time not to do it!  Early in the interview Ann spoke about how learning about polarities made her think differently than she had before.  She also shared how she leverages the Work Life Balance Blueprint she developed in the bootcamp weekly to guide and monitor how effective her action steps are.   As a result of participating in the Work Life Balance Accelerator Program, Ann learned a lot about leaning into others at home and leveraging the strengths of her team at work to enhance not only her performance but also the performance of her team. Ann shared writing a vision as part of the Rise of the Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Coaching Program felt a bit daunting at first, mostly because she thought she wasn’t good at it, but now finds it a helpful tool to capture what she wants in her immediate future and long-term future.  One of Ann’s biggest lessons about goals was not to go crazy and set too many and that you can leverage them to achieve your action steps in your Work Life Balance Blueprint. Toward the end of the interview Ann reveals what she considers the biggest value of the program, the opportunity to learn polarities as a new way of dealing with a common challenge and then building on the new knowledge and information in a logical and absorbable way throughout the rest of the coaching programs.   Ann recommends to anyone thinking about joining our coaching programs that you should take advantage of it, because it’s an opportunity to learn new tools that will support your new realities and give you some power to balance those things you can’t control with what you can control.   At the end of the interview Ann says, “this is life changing, I’m a junkie about this” and “you’d be a fool not to join or stand in line for the next class!”   Well, how can we argue with that?! You’ve probably already realized Ann has had a life changing experience and you have an opportunity to learn from her experience.  Go ahead and listen now, you’ll be glad you did.     Visit the show notes here for more:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEWS FLASH!  The doors to our Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp will be opening soon!  Wouldn’t you agree leveraging a proven strategy for Work Life Balance is the absolute best way to start the New Year! Start 2021 with your own unique blueprint for work life balance! CLICK HERE to join the interest waitlist.  As a BONUS when you join the waitlist, you’ll receive a copy of our NEW perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance. Email us at
December 16, 2020
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 12.14.20

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. This morning we are going to talk about stress from extensive change in your life whether you choose to make the change or it happens to you and how to maintain balance in your life. 
December 14, 2020
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#74: Being Your Best Self at Work and Home: The Ah-ha Moments and Lessons Learned Along the Way from Four Wise Healthcare Leaders

In this episode we interview a group of amazing healthcare leaders whom we have had the privilege of engaging with in our various coaching programs for healthcare leaders.   These leaders come from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations, but they all share a common goal to be the best they can be at both work and home. During the interview, the group revealed their motivations for seeking work life balance included the desire to continue to grow and evolve on a personal level, new roles and career transitions, and pressures and challenges of working from home during COVID.   A common benefit from participating in our Work Life Balance Bootcamp for Healthcare Leaders that our guests received was a heightened awareness of the tension between work and home and having the tools and strategies to mitigate negative consequences. Nancy found great benefit in having a blueprint to help her recognize what she needs to differently and guide her actions daily.  In addition, Ann shared one of the biggest differences for her after participating in the bootcamp was she had the awareness and permission to not expect a perfect 50/50 balance between work and home.   Roberta shared it felt a bit riskier to engage in the Work Life Balance Accelerator Program because she knew this experience would require her to go deeper, but at the same time she felt the compassion of the group supported her to take the next steps.  For Nancy and Vicky learning to overcome negative and limiting stories was powerful. During the interview Vicky shared The Rise of the Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Coaching Program is where she put it all together and realized it’s not just about work life balance but many other polarities that are at play.  A common theme among the group was the power of the coaching both in the group and one-on-one.  Ann’s favorite element was the 360 Polarity Assessment™ and what she learned from it. This group of talented healthcare leaders knew in their hearts when the coaching program concluded they weren’t finished and there was more to explore and learn.  Many became the founding members of the Court of Support, which Vicky says is “the icing on the cake”! They shared how they look forward to their weekly connection and to supporting each other in continuing the work life balance journey and achieving their goals. The heartfelt message at the end of the interview to other healthcare leaders who may be struggling right now was invest in yourself because the people you love at home and at work and your community need strong leaders and you can’t give what you don’t have, so take the time to work on being the best version of you so you can give attention to what matters most. You’ve probably already realized, before listening how inspiring and powerful this interview is.  Go ahead and listen now, you’ll be glad you did.     Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast NEWS FLASH!  The doors to our Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp will be opening soon!  Wouldn’t you agree leveraging a proven strategy for Work Life Balance is the absolute best way to start the New Year! Start 2021 with your own unique blueprint for work life balance! CLICK HERE to join the interest waitlist.  As a BONUS when you join the waitlist, you’ll receive a copy of our NEW perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance.
December 9, 2020
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 12.7.20

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. This morning we are going to talk about the power of connection and community. 
December 7, 2020
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#73: Balancing Activity and Rest as a Strategy for a Healthy Lifestyle and the Obstacles That Get in Our Way!

As healthcare leaders we know you are managing numerous changes and significant challenges while recovering from or moving through another COVID-19 surge.    If you are like many of the healthcare leaders we talk with you are overwhelmed and overworked, stressed out, and you may even be experiencing “change fatigue”.  While experiencing all of that, you are driven to support your team and community, which leads to the tug-of-war feeling between your desire to serve and support others and your own need and desire to live a healthy lifestyle.    Being active and getting adequate rest are key components of a healthy lifestyle but you may or may not realize that often these are the things that are sacrificed when workloads and demands increase.   In this episode we talk about the importance of having a strategy and some of the obstacles that get in the way.   Truth is, you can keep making the same choices you are making and put your health at risk or make more mindful choices and take the first steps toward establishing and sustaining a healthy lifestyle, so you can thrive!  The choice is yours!  This is a fun, kind of “tell it like it is” episode, but you’ll realize that as soon as you start to listen!     Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast   Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.   NEWS FLASH!  The doors to our Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp will be opening soon!  The Bootcamp starts January 4th!  Wouldn’t you agree leveraging a proven strategy for Work Life Balance is the absolute best way to start the New Year! Start 2021 with your own strategy as we talked about in this episode!  CLICK HERE to join the interest waitlist.  As a BONUS when you join the waitlist, you’ll receive a copy of our NEW perspective paper, The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance.
December 2, 2020
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 11.30.20

This morning we are talking about establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle!  
November 30, 2020
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#72: Professional Well-being and Personal Well-being: Why We Can't Have One Without the Other

You probably already know that healthcare leaders need to be role-models for their teams.  When it comes to well-being, leaders have a double burden to be a role model for both professional well-being and personal well-being. The leader and his/her team members will not achieve balance and resilience without taking dual action to achieve both professional and personal well-being states. Individuals struggling with professional well-being may experience overwhelm, disengagement, exhaustion, and moral distress. What you may not realize is that individuals can’t have professional well-being without personal well-being.  This is an interdependent pair, so both are necessary and equally important.  Personal well-being is associated with having a meaningful existence, quality of life, and positive health outcomes. Leaders can struggle with meeting their personal needs because of the numerous competing demands they face, and now those demands placed on them because of the COVID pandemic.  These overwhelmed, struggling leaders feel guilty because they want to be role models for personal well-being, but they feel the weight of the competing demands, long work hours, plus for many the 24/7 accountability of their roles.  After a while it’s easy for leaders to slip into the belief that sacrifice is a part of being a leader and to relieve the tension and eliminate the guilt, some stop trying to maintain their personal well-being.  Unfortunately, over time they experience negative consequences such as depleted levels of energy, exhaustion, and burn out. In the episode we talk about a dual action strategy to support individuals in their quest for personal and professional well-being and system level changes to create healthy healing work environments in healthcare organizations.    When both personal and professional well-being are achieved healthcare leaders and professionals not only thrive but are able to contribute to a healthy healing work culture.This is a thought-provoking episode, but that will become readily apparent when you listen!  Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.  NEWS FLASH!  The doors to our Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp will be opening soon!  The Bootcamp starts January 4th!  Wouldn’t you agree leveraging a proven strategy for Work Life Balance  is the absolute best way to start the New Year!   CLICK HERE to join the interest waitlist.  As a BONUS when you join the waitlist, you’ll receive a copy of our NEW perspective paper,  The Three Biggest Mistakes Healthcare Leaders Make When Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance.
November 25, 2020
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 11.23.20

Welcome to Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle.  This is a live show we do from our Facebook page every Monday morning.  We choose a topic and share what we've learned or our experience with it. Today's topic is  well-being.
November 24, 2020
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#71 Insights and Strategies for Creating and Sustaining Healthy Relationships and Work Cultures with Ramona Cheek and Faith Roberts

In this episode we interview our dear colleagues Ramona Cheek and Faith Roberts.  Ramona is a Chief Nursing Officer and Faith is a well-regarded speaker and storyteller and is an Executive Director of Spiritual Care.  These two met by chance at a picnic (you’ll have to listen to get the whole story).  This chance meeting was the beginning of an amazing personal and professional relationship that has lasted the test of time.  At the start of the interview Faith and Ramona share how they have kept their relationship strong.  They note that authenticity, intention, having mothers as strong role models of female relationships, and meaningful communication supports their healthy relationship.  Sharing a history and reminiscing about their many shared stories is a big factor in the strength of their relationship as well.  Faith says, “Healthy relationships are about influence.”   Ramona points out their shared purpose and passion has always been their common love for the nursing profession and the people they serve.  They have an aligned vision for patient care and a passion for the importance of knowing, telling, and hearing the patient story.    Ramona and Faith discuss balance, which is harmony in relationship between self and other, and a key principle of healthy relationships. They share the importance of being intentional, having awareness and faith in your own strengths, being open to what others bring to you as a leader, being self-aware, and being vulnerable.    In the interview we also talk about ways that Ramona and Faith have cultivated healthy relationships across their organizations and how it impacts the culture.  One of the core components they each leverage is the power of diversity and differences across people.   One of the ways Faith believes we can support healthy relationships in healthcare organizations is to look out for the “left out” whether those are whole departments or specific leaders.    We also talked about the importance of investing in and supporting healthy relationships when attempting to create healthy work environments and foster professional well-being in the face of the rise in burnout among clinicians. Faith noted, the bottom line is people are not getting what they need from work and they are struggling and don’t feel good.  We discussed what leader can do to address these challenges.    Ramona shares the COVID-19 pandemic has left individuals bone tired (spiritually, physically,  and emotionally) and we are in an ultramarathon that we were not conditioned for.   “To get through it together we need to show each other some grace and know we are not seeing each other at our best self”, says Ramona.  Faith shared the COVID-19 pandemic has also shined a spotlight on departments or individuals who weren’t in the spotlight previously but are now and are also playing an instrumental role in the fight against COVID-19.  Another positive outcome is people in general understand a little more about what healthcare does for them.  At the close of the interview Ramona and Faith reflect on the things that give them the greatest hope during these challenging times.  We could tell you this is an entertaining and inspiring interview, but that will become readily apparent when you listen!  Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast Celebrate with us!  Feedspot ranked Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast #38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts! Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. If you found value in this episode, please
November 18, 2020
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Monday Morning Live with Tracy and Michelle 11.16.20

This is our new Monday Morning Live Show!  We've been wanting to do a Live Podcast Show for quite some time because we record our podcasts in batches and it makes it difficult to share what's happening in the world, with us, and the experiences we are having in real time.  This has been an incredible year full of challenges and opportunities AND #WeAreInThisTogether.  Our intention is to connect with you in a deeper way, share a little more of who we are, some of our experiences, what matters most to us, and some of the lessons we’ve learned and are learning with the hope that it will help you on your journey as well.  So, this is an experiment!  We will be LIVE every Monday Morning on our Facebook Page (MissingLogicLLC) at 9am EST and will share the broadcast here in the podcast.  Grab your coffee and join us!This week's topic was inspired by the quote "Relationships are all there is" by Meg Wheatley and by this weeks Healthcare's MissingLogic Podcast guests!
November 16, 2020
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#70 Health Information Technology: Measuring and Monitoring the Impact on Clinical Practice and Patient Outcomes with Nancy Beale

In this episode we interview Nancy Beale.  Nancy is a business owner and a nationally recognized and award-winning nurse leader in health information technology (HIT) with a broad span of HIT experience across the healthcare industry.     At the start of the interview Nancy shares her greater purpose for the adoption of technologies that have a positive impact on clinical practice and patient outcomes, and why that is the driver behind her work and her research.      Nancy points out there are varying levels of adoption of technology.  She also notes healthcare leaders spend a lot of time, money and human resource efforts on the tools that they think will address quality, safety, efficiency, and satisfaction but they aren’t checking to see if those tools have addressed the issues.  They just keep going without knowing if what they’ve implemented is working!    After substantial investments, a lot of times leaders find some new technologies aren’t being used or in some cases workarounds have been developed that defeat the purpose of  the technology that was implemented.  Another point Nancy makes based on her observations is after an organization does an initial evaluation, it’s often not carried out on an ongoing basis or against a measurable standard.    Nancy’s primary interest is in making sure technologies enhance the care and outcomes for healthcare organizations and patients. During the interview we explore the positive outcomes she’s observed as a result of collaboration amongst clinical practice stakeholders and HIT stakeholders.  In the interview Nancy also conveys some of the negative consequences experienced when there is an over-focus on clinical practice to the neglect of technology best practices.  “You can’t monitor what you don’t measure.” says Nancy.    If leaders begin to measure and monitor technology use and adoption more regularly they will identify potential opportunities to improve, which leads to a greater awareness of gaps and opportunities for improvements in system design and configuration.   Nancy notes, regardless of the technology or domain, it’s important to keep the same  fundamental principles in mind regarding what data is being collected, the necessity of the data collection, and the use of standards.  While discussing the role of innovation in HIT Nancy points out how important it is to let go of what you know and be open to usher in innovation.   We could tell you this is an informative and interesting interview, but you’ll realize that when you listen!  Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast Celebrate with us!  Feedspot ranked Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast #38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts! Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Our mission is to start “a movement” of leaders who address the chronic challenges in healthcare through a Polarity Thinking™ lens!  If you're the kind of leader wants to help others, share this with your peers. OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY: We invite you to join our private Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community in Facebook.  The group provides a safe space for healthcare leaders to connect, support each other and share their experiences during this time of crisis.  To join Click here.
November 11, 2020
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#69 Improving Performance and Creating Healthy Work Environments by Leveraging and Enhancing Productivity and Relationships Simultaneously

To say these are challenging times is an understatement! How do you discern what is a priority when everything is a priority? When we recorded this episode there was no such thing as COVID-19.   As leaders you are working in face paced environments with increasing demands and at the same time attempting to address clinician burnout.  Now on top of all that you are finding yourself responsible for leading your organization through the unprecedented times with COVID-19. All of this comes at a time when you may have already been having difficulty managing workload demands, competing priorities and be on the verge of burnout and moral distress yourself! Your relationships with other leaders and the team need to be stronger than ever and at the same time you’ll need to be as productive as you can be during these challenging and uncertain times.  During this podcast we talk about the importance of managing the productivity and relationship polarity and the benefits of strengthening both. Now more than ever leveraging this polarity is an essential competency for leading your organization through this difficult time.Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast Celebrate with us!  Feedspot ranked Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast #38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts! Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Our mission is to start “a movement” of leaders who address the chronic challenges in healthcare through a Polarity Thinking™ lens!  If you're the kind of leader wants to help others, share this with your peers. OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY: We invite you to join our private Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community in Facebook.  The group provides a safe space for healthcare leaders to connect, support each other and share their experiences during this time of crisis.  To join Click here.  
November 4, 2020
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#68 Innovation in Supporting Well-Being and Mental Health for Nurses featuring Dr. Dan Weberg

In this episode we interview Dr. Dan Weberg.  Dan is the Head of Clinical Innovation for Trusted Health.  Dan is also the host of The Handoff Podcast, which focuses on critical topics in nursing that are usually not talked about.   Dan says, “You don’t have to be an innovator to lead innovation.”  At the start of the interview Dan shares how Trusted Health is like a combo of LinkedIn and Match.com for nurses.    Dan points out Trusted Health’s goal is to “be the single source for nurses to manage their professional lives.”  During our interview with Dan we explore the results from Trusted Health’s survey on Frontline Nurse Mental Health and Well-Being.  Dan notes the survey of over 1400 nurses across all 50 states indicated that while nurses felt their well-being was declining and they didn’t feel supported by their facilities, they remained committed to nursing.  The results also reveal the issue is systemic and not about whether nurses are committed.  Another point we discuss with Dan is the need for leaders to be prepared and equipped with skills, including mental, spiritual, and physical health, so they can handle stressful situations that arise.    Dan also shares with us the innovative partnership Trusted Health engaged in with The Ohio State University to provide coaching and support for nurses while at the same time enabling Nurse Practitioner students to acquire clinical hours.    This is an interesting and informative interview,  as you’ll undoubtedly determine when you listen!  Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast Celebrate with us!  Feedspot ranked Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast #38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts! Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!   Our mission is to start “a movement” of leaders who address the chronic challenges in healthcare through a Polarity Thinking™ lens!  If you're the kind of leader wants to help others,  share this with your peers.   
October 28, 2020
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#67 A New Appreciation for Joy, What it Feels Like and What it Can Be with Dr. Richard Ricciardi

In this episode we interview Dr. Richard (Ric) Ricciardi.  Ric is currently the 33rd President of Sigma, the  international honor society of nursing.  Dr. Ricciardi has declared his intention to “infuse joy” into healthcare and nursing during his time as the President of Sigma.  At the start of the interview Ric reminds us that it is important to think about joy and gratitude every day.    In the interview Ric also conveys his thoughts and reflections on how people today tend to  focus on what they don’t have, rather than what they do have, and miss the joy that is right in front of them.  Ric points out that his presidency hasn’t been what he anticipated.  But he’s learned in times of the most interesting adversities great things can happen.  The things he planned for as a new President of Sigma didn’t happen, but other positive things have happened.  As an example, the international community  of health professionals and nurses have connected over the unifying theme of COVID-19.  During our interview with Ric we explore how the combination of the pandemic, systemic racism, and the international economic crisis has been stressful and demoralizing for some, and can cause you to pause and evaluate who you are, what you do, and the culture and world you live in.     Another point Ric makes is that what we are experiencing is an international phenomenon and leaders must be aware of what’s happening and have empathy for others as well as themselves during this time.  When it comes to taking care of yourself and prioritizing your own needs what Ric has learned is, “if you don’t care enough about yourself to put yourself at least at equal par with everyone else then you’re not going to have joy.”  We discuss what stimulated Ric to set his intention to infuse joy in nursing and healthcare and how joy is critical for the delivery of good care.  Ric notes, not every day is going to be a good day, so it’s important to consider what is it that builds resiliency to help you get through the bad days.  Working and leading collaboratively is a key ingredient for joy in the workplace.   As advocates for interprofessional collaboration we recognize quality care delivery can’t be provided by one profession.  Toward the end of the interview we discuss interprofessional collaboration and Ric shares his thoughts that “the whole must be better than the sum the parts.  While we have a lot of great sum of the parts, and we have a lot of parts in that sum,  but we often don’t have a great whole.”    “We are doomed, if we can’t work together, because care is a team sport” says Dr. Ric Ricciardi.  This is a joy filled and inspiring interview, but you’ll find that out when you listen!  Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcast Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode. Celebrate with us!  Feedspot ranked Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast #38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts! 
October 21, 2020
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#66 Discovering Your Personal Strength and Resilience to Face Life Challenges featuring Ellen Reed

In this episode we interview Ellen Reed.  Ellen is a Gestalt Therapist and Nurse Psychotherapist and she’s the author of Someone to Watch Over You:  Finding Your Strength Within.   The book is for people interested in overcoming challenges by finding the strength and resilience that lies within them.  Ellen shares she was inspired by the patient experiences she had early in her career and by the encouragement she received from staff, peers, and other leaders.  When she was diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer a few years ago, she recognized it as a crisis and realized it was important to express her thoughts and feelings before it was too late.    In her book, Ellen encourages readers to find or redefine themselves and learn what their engaging qualities are and who they want to surround themselves with.    In the interview we talk about how Dr. Barry Johnson developed the Polarity Map™ following a Gestalt Therapy session with a client.  Ellen conveys her experience with using Polarity Thinking™ and her perspective regarding the freedom that comes with accepting polarities as an essential part of life.  Ellen believes Polarity Thinking™ crystalizes where you are placing your energy.  During our interview with Ellen we explore the challenges that people have faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic and how individuals can practice resilience during this time.   Ellen shares her experience with being resilient as a cancer survivor.  We talk about thoughts, feelings, and actions and the relationships between them, as well as the power of staying in the present moment.  We discuss the power of communication and the role and importance of awareness, and how communication impacts and influences relationships.  We all have choices, and it starts with deciding who you want to be.  We close the interview with Ellen reading the be your OWN Best Friend mantra she has included in the book.  We can tell you how wonderful the mantra is, but you’ll have to listen to hear it for yourself!Visit the show notes here for more:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastCelebrate with us!  Feedspot ranked Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast #38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts!Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Our mission is to start “a movement” of leaders who address the chronic challenges in healthcare through a Polarity Thinking™ lens!  If you're the kind of leader wants to help others, share this with your peers. OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY: We invite you to join our private Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community in Facebook.  The group provides a safe space for healthcare leaders to connect, support each other and share their experiences during this time of crisis.  To join Click here.    
October 14, 2020
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#65 Why are Both Doing and Being Essential to Achieving Your Goals?

In today’s episode we explore the states of Doing and Beingfrom 40,000 feet.    The state of Doing is associated with accomplishment, competence, knowledge, skills, analysis, and performance.   We think it’s safe to say (based on personal experience J) as a leader you’re probably achieved excellence in many of these characteristics of doing, or you wouldn’t be a leader!  These are challenging times both at work and at home for many healthcare leaders.  Many of you are just trying to keep your head above water as you address massive and frequent changes.  And if you’re a high achiever, like most leaders, you highly value doing or action!   The problem is, you may not be aware that Being is equally as important as Doing and there’s an interdependent relationship between the two that directly impacts the outcomes you desire.  Doing and Being is one of the tensions in Pillar 2 -Managing Tensions of the Dynamic Balance Effect that we help healthcare leaders learn to manage and leverage over time.  As Elkhart Tolle says, “Doing is never enough, if you neglect being”.   In the episode we also discuss the relationship between Being, identity and goals.  We explore how and why your identity, as a way of Being, has a significant impact on goal achievement.  We share some examples of how shifting our approach and prioritizing Being before Doing makes a significant difference in achieving goals.  Leveraging Doing and Being is an essential competency for any healthcare leader who wants to make a difference.    If you are one of those healthcare leaders who wants to make a difference we don’t have to tell you twice to listen to this episode!Visit the show notes here for more:https://www.missinglogic.com/new-podcastCelebrate with us!  Feedspot ranked Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast #38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts!Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.If you found value in this episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Our mission is to start “a movement” of leaders who address the chronic challenges in healthcare through a Polarity Thinking™ lens!  If you're the kind of leader wants to help others, share this with your peers. OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY ENJOY: We invite you to join our private Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community in Facebook.  The group provides a safe space for healthcare leaders to connect, support each other and share their experiences during this time of crisis.  To join Click here.
October 7, 2020
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#64 How to Make A Positive Difference in the World and Stop Making False Either/Or Choices featuring Dr. Barry Johnson

In this episode we interview Dr. Barry Johnson.  Barry is the author of AND:  Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox, or Dilemma.  Volume One: Foundations.   AND is for people interested in making a positive difference in the world or in any part of their life as a citizen, a family member, or an individual within an organization.    Barry shares Volume One of AND that represents an enhancement of the evolving polarity theory and modifications to the Polarity Map® based on learnings over the past 18 years since the publication of Barry’s first book.   This volume covers the application of fundamental polarities from different system perspectives and how different polarities show up in the brain.    Volume Two will be released in a few months and will cover the application of the polarity phenomena and creates awareness of the many caring bright people using Polarity Thinking™ in numerous different disciplines around the world.    During our interview with Barry we explore how Both/And thinking overcomes resistance to change and polarization and is an essential step in making a difference.  Barry encourages readers to start with the chapter that resonates with them most after reading the introduction.   We’ve all been living with this phenomenon our whole life, so at some level what is in the book will make sense because of your life experience.  Barry shares with us his thinking behind the intentional design of the book and how the chapters build on each other culminating with making a difference and taking care of self. With the book near completion at the onset of COVID-19, he has  two editorial chapter additions at the end of the book specific to the pandemic,  including Health AND Economy and Freedom AND the Common Good.   In the interview Barry also conveys how the polarity of Part and Whole is the starting point for the book and explains why this provides a foundation for all the polarities discussed in the book.  We also talk about the essence of the Part and Whole polarity and how it can be used as a frame for looking at specific challenges such as clinician burnout.    Barry shares learning about polarities is easiest when you work from the smallest system up.  So, beginning with polarities that have meaning for you as an individual enables you to see quickly how the same polarity is applicable across other levels of the system.   We close the interview with conversation about misdiagnosing polarities as problems and how leaders pay a price twice when this occurs.    If you want to make a positive difference in the world, this book will be a game changer for you!  Enjoy the episode!Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.We invite you to join our private Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community in Facebook.  The community provides 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 30, 2020
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#63 Coping with the Accumulative Effect of the COVID Pandemic, Racial Injustice and Social Unrest with Heather Graham

In this episode we interview Heather Graham.  Heather is a licensed clinical social worker, an expert in mental health in the workplace, and certified employee assistance professional.    During our interview with Heather we explore the complexities of what we are experiencing currently with the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest and racial injustices. Heather reminds us that we are experiencing more than just the pandemic and the uncertainty associated with it but also it’s been an unusual and unexpected year of social unrest, racial injustice, and catastrophic fires.  In addition, it’s an election year in the United States, which naturally includes a lot of debate and decisiveness.    Heather points out that many of the reasons this is such a difficult time is that our standard ways of coping with stress including social interaction, sporting events, movies, going out, or our ways of distracting ourselves aren’t available to us.    This is challenging because we must find new ways of coping or dealing with the fear and anxiety of the unknown or lack of a sense of safety at a time when we are under tremendous stress.      Another point Heather brings out is there is “no escape” from the pandemic, and we discuss the impact this has on all of us.  No matter where you go you can’t forget about it.  It’s an unseen presence in our lives and communities and seeing masks everywhere we go is a constant reminder.    In the interview Heather also conveys her thoughts and reflections on the potential for a parallel pandemic because of the trauma, overwhelm, burnout, and moral distress being experienced by the frontline clinicians.   We discuss the importance of taking care of the healthcare workers.  As Heather says, “they have to be 100% to give 100%”.  We talk about the risks of healthcare clinicians developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how PTSD can develop because of multiple exposures to trauma.   We close the interview with conversation around what healthcare executives can do to create a supportive workplace culture during this time. This is a very enlightening and informative interview, but you’ll find that out when you listen! Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.   We invite you to join our private Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community in Facebook.  The community provides 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 23, 2020
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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 questions@missinglogic.com 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
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#61 Three Essential Elements Healthcare Leaders Can Use to Live a Balanced Life During the Hard Times and Beyond

Why is it important for healthcare leaders to live a balanced life?  The stress and strain on the healthcare workforce is unprecedented and is taking a significant toll on a work force that was already experiencing burnout or was on the verge of it before the COVID pandemic.   If you are like most healthcare leaders, you are already being called upon to address these challenges and are feeling the call to support your team.  The truth is, as the leader, you are their first line of support.    How prepared are you to carry this responsibility and burden?    We know how much you want to support them AND you are experiencing significant challenges and stress, too.    Have you already noticed the toll these pressing challenges are taking on you?    Without a way to maintain balance in your life between work demands and personal and family needs, you will experience unintended, negative consequences over time.   In this episode, we explore a unique combination of essential elements that you may or may not know can help you achieve life-long work life balance.  These three essential elements are part of our Dynamic Balance Effect Framework™ that we leverage to help healthcare leaders develop balance and resilience in their work and personal lives.  How you define balance can impact your ability to achieve and sustain work life balance.  During the episode we discuss the concept of dynamic balance and how to embrace and leverage the tension between work and home.     Meg Wheatley states, “Relationships are all there is.  Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else”.  We talk about the significant role healthy relationships at work and home play in establishing work life balance.   You may or may not realize how powerful you are when you leverage your strengths. The third element we discuss is mastering your strengths and leveraging the strengths of others during difficult or challenging times.   Have you begun to realize how these three essential elements (managing the tension between work & home, cultivating healthy relationships, and leveraging your strengths) can help you establish work life balance, yet?    When you listen to the podcast, you will see why this combination of elements is a game changer.  You may or may not know that the doors to our NEW 5- Day VIRTUAL Work Life Balance Bootcamp for Healthcare Leaders are OPEN!!  If you want to experience more joy, live with intention, and add value at work and establish work life balance easily and effortlessly, then this bootcamp is for you.   Click here to learn more, but HURRY the doors close at MIDNIGHT on Friday, September 11th!   Celebrate with us!  Feedspot ranked Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast #38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts!
September 9, 2020
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#60 Calling All Healthcare Leaders: Now is the Time to Put Yourself First and Develop Your Resilience and Here's How

Why is it important for healthcare leaders to build resilience now?  Clinicians and leaders were already burned out, or on the verge of it, prior to the COVID pandemic.   There is concern that the strain and burden being experienced by essential healthcare workers may lead to a dual pandemic.  The truth is their leaders are their first line of support.    We know how much you want to support them and how concerned you are about their well-being AND you are experiencing significant challenges and stress, too.  In this episode, we explore a unique combination of strategies that you may or may not know can help you develop resilience during these unprecedented times.  These three strategies are part of our Dynamic Balance Effect Framework™ that we leverage to help healthcare leaders develop balance and resilience in their work and personal lives.  When you are always putting others first, it can have a negative impact on your well-being and resilience.  During the episode we discuss the importance of taking care of self and others and putting your own needs first.  Yes, you need to put yourself first!   Rabih Alameddine, author of The Hakawati, states “What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens”.  We talk about the significant role stories and beliefs play in our ability to be resilient.   The third strategy we discuss is the power of habits. You may or may not realize that 95% of what we do is based on habit.  It’s easy to see, if 95% of our actions are based on habit, then it’s essential to be aware of our habits and to leverage habits to make our most effective actions automatic and easy, isn’t it.  Have you begun to realize how these three strategies can help you put yourself first and develop resilience, yet?    You may not realize the significance of the strategies until you listen to the podcast and learn more.  It’s there waiting for you.  Other Podcast Episodes on Taking Care of Self and Others:  Episode # 6  The Holy Grail:  Managing Taking Care of Self AND Taking Care of Others Episode #14  Are You Sacrificing your SELF for OTHERS? Episode #35  What’s the secret to becoming a thriving and resilient healthcare                      leader?You may or may not know that the doors to our 5- Day VIRTUAL Work Life Balance Bootcamp for Healthcare Leaders  is OPEN!!  If you want to experience more joy, live with intention, and add value at work and establish work life balance easily and effortlessly, then this bootcamp is for you.  Click here to learn more!
September 2, 2020
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#59 Is It Possible to Find Stability In Your Life When Everything is Constantly Changing?

Almost every aspect of our lives has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began.   It’s easy to see that the struggle with all that change is real, isn’t it?    The truth is it’s not the change people are struggling with; it’s the loss or lack of stability.    In this episode, we explore a unique combination of strategies that you may or may not realize can help you find or create some stability in your life.    While the changes may lessen over time, change will never fully disappear or go away.  You might not have realized yet that you need both stability and change in your life and that’s why it’s essential to strengthen or create stability in the midst of all this change.  We talk about how the tension between change and stability shows up and how to use it to your advantage.  The Dali Lama says, “Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values”.  In the episode we talk about how values provide an anchor during times of change that keeps you from drifting or being swept away the currents of change.  Another strategy we discuss that can help with creating stability in your life is to set goals.  Yes, you can set goals during times of chaos and crisis!  We talk about re-evaluating and restructuring goals to align with current realities as a method for creating some stability.  Just imagine if you could begin to thrive and not just survive during this time!  It is possible!   Listen NOW and open the door to the possibilities.Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.  Celebrate with us!  MissingLogic Podcast has been ranked by Feedspot number 38 out of the top 55 healthcare leadership podcasts to follow!   You may or may not know that the doors to our 5- Day VIRTUAL Work Life Balance Bootcamp open next week!  If you want to experience more joy, live with intention, and add value at work and establish work life balance easily and effortlessly, then this bootcamp is for you.  Click here to join the interest list and we will let you know when the doors open!
August 26, 2020
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#58 What Are the Negative Consequences Healthcare Leaders Face When Applying a Problem-Solving Lens to Strategic Planning?

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else” – Yogi Berra  Have you ever experienced this?  You have a sense of the direction you’re headed but you aren’t clear what your destination is?  Once you do have clarity on the desired destination you begin to feel the tension between where you are now and where you want to go.  Establishing a strategic plan with a polarity lens can help you establish action steps that enable you to leverage the tension between where you want to go and where you are currently.  Using a polarity lens helps to identify any interdependent pairs of values present in the plan that you are not recognizing and avoid unintended consequences of over emphasizing some values to the neglect of others.  As an example, if you include recruitment in your strategic plan and don’t also include strategies for retention, you will experience unintended consequences over time.    Using a polarity lens and assessment process supports vigilant monitoring of outcomes over time.  Together these approaches keep organizations moving in a positive or virtuous cycle toward their greater purpose and enables timely course correction as needed.  Listen to this episode to learn how applying a polarity lens to the strategic planning process can give you a more comprehensive approach and support you in achieving sustainable results.  Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions, we may use your question on a future episode.If you are interested in learning more about our Healthy Healing Organization Framework or using a Polarity Assessment™ in your strategic planning process, go to tracychristopherson1@youcanbook.meto schedule a call with us.  We’d love to learn your story and see if we can be of service.
August 19, 2020
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#57 The Power of Leveraging Healthy Tension: A Tool for Navigating Challenging Territory When You Are Committed to Making a Difference featuring Tim Arnold

In today’s episode, we interview Tim Arnold. Tim is the author of The Power of Healthy Tension:  Overcome Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values.   The inspiration to write a book came after moving from corporate to being the executive director of a homeless shelter.  Tim’s hope in publishing the book was to share with other providers and people in healthcare who are working in challenging territory, but are committed to making difference, that this lens of Polarity Thinking™ is not just interesting, it’s not just helpful, it’s foundational.  Tim shares in his first year as executive director of the homeless shelter he thought constantly “I don’t know what I would do had I not had this understanding these tools, this perspective”.  Tim says his exposure to Polarity Thinking™ was not by chance. He went to get a business tool and instead the training he received opened-up a brand-new chapter to living and experiencing life at a different level.   He describes the first day of training with Dr. Barry Johnson like this  “when Barry started to talk I had this sense inside me to pay attention because this is bigger than you can imagine”.    Tim believes so much in Polarity Thinking™ that he tells his readers at the beginning of the book, you are going to be all in on this, or you might as well close the book now.  We wonder if you recognize that people are already familiar with polarities or tensions.  Most people experience them on a daily basis, they just haven’t been given the language to describe it or the space to manage and leverage them.    It’s easy to see that recently we’ve been living in a world where we choose sides, pick our tribes, and think either/or, is it not? It is frustrating to live in this binary world because we know it doesn’t work.  You may not know people don’t have to give up their values or perspectives, but they can expand them.  Tim’s greatest hope is that that the next generation realizes this and chooses different approaches.  You may or may not have already realized, The Power of Healthy Tension:  Overcome Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values is a gift full of insights and possibilities.    We could tell you the same holds true for this interview, but we will let you discover that for yourself!  Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.  
August 12, 2020
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#56 The Road to Achieving Professional Growth and Optimal Performance: Finding the Balance Between Eustress (the good stress) and Rest

Lou Holtz says, “In this world you are either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow”.   If you are like many leaders today, you feel the pressure to “be more” to improve your performance at work and at home.    Do you want to up your game?  Maybe take your performance to the next level or possibly grow and evolve as a leader, parent, or partner or spouse?    At the same time do you wonder when you’re going to get a break?  When you might find some time to breathe.  Or maybe you’re wondering when you can get off this train!  In today’s episode we discuss personal and professional growth and the eustress and rest polarity.  Achieving sustainable growth and optimal performance requires us to leverage eustress and rest.  Eustress is the good stress.  It’s the stress you feel when stepping outside your comfort zone or stretching yourself beyond your current capabilities.   If you’re like most people who have embarked on a fitness or exercise routine you’ve probably experienced this. You periodically increase the stress on your muscles to increase their capacity and you balance it with periods of rest and recovery.   Every two years we witness the positive outcomes of leveraging this polarity when we watch the athletes at the winter and summer Olympics compete. (As you will hear we were looking forward to seeing the Olympics when we recorded this segment- but it wasn’t meant to be this year due to COVID-19).  The athletes leverage this polarity daily, weekly, monthly, and annually to become champions in their sport.      Leveraging eustress and rest can work for our mental or cognitive growth as well.  Listen to this episode and learn how managing eustress and rest supports personal and professional growth.Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.
August 5, 2020
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#55 How to get off the Merry-Go-Round of Competing Priorities and Numerous Change Initiatives to Achieve Lasting Outcomes

Today’s episode is based on over 30 years of experience that we have had working with healthcare organizations across North America.  We’ve observed over the years that organizations have the same problems, concerns, culture, and practice issues. Within each organization these challenges appear to be unique to the organization but when you have a more global perspective you can see these challenges are pretty much the same in other healthcare organizations.  Healthcare leaders enter what we call the “fix-it” mode and end up caught on the merry-go-round of competing priorities and numerous change initiatives.  Before one project ends, another begins.   If you are like most of these leaders, you are juggling projects, revisiting the same issues over and over and unable to determine which of the many priorities are the priority!  You may or may not realize you lack a sense of the big picture, how each initiative impacts the other, how essential voices are missing from the process, and why the positive outcomes that are achieved are not sustained.  This is because the project or initiative driven change is not being supplemented with a systems or framework driven approach.  We hope you’ll join us for this episode to learn how healthcare leaders can implement both project/initiative and framework/system changes to achieve sustainable outcomes.Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.  
July 29, 2020
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#54 Mastering Your Code: The Key to Living an Extraordinary Life featuring author Darren J. Gold

In today’s episode, we interview Darren J. Gold. Darren is the author of Master Your Code:  The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life. The book was based on a letter that Darren wrote to his son following his graduation from high school and prior to his transition to college.  The inspiration to shape the letter into a book came after receiving positive feedback from a few thousand people who read the letter because it had been forwarded to them from someone else.   Darren’s hope in publishing the book was to synthesize and crystalize the wisdom he had accumulated over the years both professionally and personally and offer it to others in a practical way.   “We can’t change what we can’t see”- Darren J. Gold  Darren explains the premise of the book is that we are all programmed by subconscious safety- based rules, beliefs and values that drive our behaviors and limit our results, which is our subconscious code.  If we want to live an extraordinary life we can consciously choose to rewrite the program and master our code.In the book, Darren explores the ten crux rules, values, and beliefs that are part of our program and have the most significant impact on our life.  One of the shifts in programming is to seek to understand rather than be right all the time.  The challenge is we are programmed to see all conflicts as a problem to be solved where there is only one right answer or solution, when many of the conflicts are polarities with two right  and interdependent answers.     Darren described his exposure to Polarity Thinking™ as “a piece of wisdom or a wisdom tool that changed the way I saw the world, which doesn’t happen often, but when it does I know it instantly”.   From his perspective, you can’t truly master your code unless you can distinguish and internalize the difference between problems to solve and polarities that can be leveraged.   In the interview, we discuss how looking at Challenging and Celebrating your employees as a problem can lead to a false choice that you are either challenging them to get the most out of them or celebrating them and not getting the most out of them!   In the book, Darren shares more about how he leveraged Polarity Thinking™ to integrate the tension between these poles into his leadership and how it enabled him to develop a deeper understanding of his preferences and fears.  Darren wanted every page in the book to add something, and he knocked it out of the park!  If you are a healthcare leader who realizes your beliefs, values, rules, and old ways of thinking are not working anymore, this book is for you.  You won’t be disappointed!   You may or may not have already realized, Master Your Code:  The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life is a gift full of insights and inspiration.      We could tell you the same holds true for this interview, but we will let you discover that for yourself! Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.
July 22, 2020
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#53 Beyond Polarization: Dialogue as a Tool to Expose Our Fears, Understand Resistance, and Generate Hope and Wisdom

Introduction to the Episode:  Dialogue lifts us out of polarization and into a greater common sense and is a means for accessing the intelligence and coordinated power of groups of people.-- William Issac  We are thrilled to be talking about dialogue and how dialogue skills can help leaders reach new levels of understanding.    Dialogue is one of founding principles of our business and the cornerstone of who we are as healthcare leaders, business partners and best friends.  During this episode we are going to share the principles of dialogue that have shaped our beliefs and communication behaviors over the past 30 years. We’ve taught these principles to thousands of clinicians and healthcare leaders who utilized them as the foundation for their healthy healing work cultures.    You probably already know that effective communication is the cornerstone of leadership success.  Dialogue is an essential skill for every healthcare leader and that’s why it is one of the Living Principles in Pillar 1 of our Dynamic Balance Effect Framework.    If you are like most leaders, as you listen to the podcast you’re going to discover very quickly the power of dialogue and how dialogue skills are an essential tool to overcome conflict, complaints, and resistance.  During this episode, you’ll realize how leveraging dialogue skills can help you explore opposing points of view, fears, and reduce or eliminate resistance and conflict.  Communication challenges and reoccurring problems are a source of stress that can weigh you down and hold you back from being a thriving, resilient, and effective leader.    As you listen, you’ll discover why marrying the principles of dialogue and Polarity Thinking™ enables you to not only understand resistance but to leverage the wisdom resistance represents.  If you are serious about being a thriving and effective leader, then this episode is exactly what you have been looking for.    You can click here to listen.   Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.
July 15, 2020
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#52 The Healthcare Leader as a Role Model for Self-Care: Caring for Yourself and Caring for the Team featuring Dr. Jeanne Roode

We begin our interview with our guest Dr. Jeanne Roode, talking about the influence Polarity Thinking™ has had on us as healthcare leaders and the polarities at play during the COVID-19 pandemic.   As a healthcare leader amid COVID-19, Jeanne is recognizing the polarity of keeping people safe and rescuing the economy and how this is a polarity manifesting in front of us and on a world stage every day.  She’s also experiencing the margin and mission polarity as healthcare organizations face significant economic challenges and try to stay viable and at the same time serve their communities. Jeanne sees Polarity Thinking™ as a way to give back, especially to new leaders and to help them navigate and manage the ongoing tensions they experience. These tensions can significantly impact healthcare leaders, especially if they are unaware of them or do not know how to manage them.   During our interview we discuss the crux tension or polarity of taking care of self andtaking care of others.  Jeanne shares her journey on the road to sustainable well-being over four years and what she has learned along the way. From Jeanne’s perspective, 100% commitment to your well-being is not something you wake up one day and decide, it is an evolution.  She describes it as, “a number of moments in your life in which you learn and gain wisdom, that come together to one day be enough to push through the barriers”. Jeanne’s doctoral work focused on the health and well-being of nurses and nurse managers.  She studied the self-care practices of nurses and found their lowest scoring areas were nutrition and exercise.  In her study, nurse managers had the lowest scores in stress management as well as attending to their own stress and learning more about it.  Jeanne has learned what nurses don’t understand, and that is if they don’t attend to their own self-care, and focus on others instead, they are putting everything at risk including attending to others.Jeanne shares some of the ways she’s found to care for her team while caring for herself is to be a role model, provide appreciation and recognition of their stories, and take interest in their personal and professional success.  Some recommendations for healthcare leaders engaged in day-to-day COVID-19 planning or management is to trust each other to carry the work, encourage self-care, and share stories of what you are doing to take care of yourself.    How you take care of yourself as a leader cannot be hidden.  Your valuing of self-care shows in everything you do.  You are being watched and whether you are aware of it or not, you are a role model for self-care.  The wisdom Jeanne shares is profound!Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.
July 8, 2020
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#51 Individual and Organizational Trauma: One Healthcare Leader’s Experience and the Risks Healthcare Leaders Face Today with COVID-19 featuring Dr. Diana Hendel

Today, we talk with Dr. Diana Hendel.  Diana is a pharmacist, healthcare executive, consultant, inspirational leader, and the author of Responsible:  A Memoir.    Diana describes her book as a “story that demanded to be told”.  During our interview, Diana shares her incredible journey as a CEO through a traumatic event and crisis at a California hospital where three colleagues lost their lives.    Her motivation for writing the book was to pay tribute to the colleagues who lost their lives and to former co-workers, which she describes as her work family.  She also wrote the book to raise awareness of how trauma impacts individuals and organizational culture.  Another motivation for writing the book was to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Diana shares in the book what it was like to be not only a leader with PTSD but also a patient with PTSD.  Diana shares not only the essence of the memoir but also the discoveries and lessons learned from the trauma. She also shares what it was like to “Stand In” and take care of the organization and the employees following a crisis and how when trauma occurs in an organization it calls for a different type of leadership.   We talk about the trauma healthcare leaders are experiencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks of PTSD.  Diana shares some recommendations leaders can implement to support each other.   Responsible:  A Memoir is a gift full of insights and lessons that leaders can draw from as they move through the COVID-19 crisis.  Go here to pick up a copy.  This is one of the most inspiring, informative, and enlightening interviews we have done.    Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.
July 1, 2020
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#50 Healthy Relationships: An Essential Component of Leadership Success and a Joyful Life but How Do You Develop Them?

“Relationships are all there is”- Meg Wheatley  Let’s face it, growing up many of us were not taught how to develop healthy relationships.  We learned about relationships and how to be in a relationship by observing others.    We are thrilled to be talking about relationships during this milestone episode.  Relationships are the foundation of our business and the cornerstone of who we are as healthcare leaders, business partners and best friends.  During this episode we are going to share the relationship principles that have shaped our beliefs and relationship behaviors over the past 30 years. We’ve taught these principles to thousands of clinicians and healthcare leaders who utilized them as the foundation for their healthy healing work cultures.  The principles are timeless and apply to any type of relationship.  You probably already know that relationships are the corner stone of leadership success and an essential component of a healthy, joyful life. That’s why healthy relationships is one of the Living Principles in Pillar 1 of our Dynamic Balance Effect.     Unhealthy relationships are a source of stress that can weigh you down and hold you back from being a thriving, balanced and resilient leader.    If you are a leader who feels micromanaged, struggles to enlist the support of others, feels lonely at the top or doesn’t know how to improve your relationships, this episode is especially important for you.    You may or may not have already realized the quality of your relationships begins with you.  If you haven’t been exposed to or learned how to engage in healthy relationships, this episode is a gift. Listen and lead by example!  Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.
June 24, 2020
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#49 The COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City: A Nurse Leader's Personal and Professional Experience and Perspective with Dr. Vicky Tiase

All eyes of the nation have been focused on New York during the COVID-19 pandemic.   During this episode Dr. Vicky Tiase shares with us what it has been like to be a leader in one of the major NYC hospitals during the pandemic.   Dr. Tiase shares her extreme gratitude for the support from nurses across the country who came to New York to help.    We learn about the initial days of the pandemic and how overwhelming it felt, how hard it was to ramp up quickly and how the leadership teams worked diligently to keep staff informed and supported.   Dr. Tiase also shares the lessons learned regarding communication and information sharing, converting an entire hospital into an ICU, and what it takes to prepare and support staff.  As difficult as it has been there are many opportunities emerging from the pandemic and Dr. Tiase shares some opportunities she has identified within the context of the field of nursing informatics.  Nationally leaders are voicing concern about the mental health of the frontline workers.  During the episode we discuss the importance of checking in with people, using open ended questions to invite individuals to share how they are really feeling and how “toughing it out” is only going to take someone so far.  This is an inspiring and informative interview we know you will enjoy! Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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.  
June 17, 2020
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#48 The Missing Logic in the Fight to Address Escalating Levels of Clinician Burnout and Support Well-being and Resilience

Three landmark reports from the National Academy of Medicine (previously known as the Institute of Medicine) had been guiding the transformation of the healthcare system for twenty years. Now a fourth report, Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout:  A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being has been written to guide the healthcare system through the burnout crisis. The cost of burnout is significant and is experienced at the individual, organizational and societal levels according to the NAM consensus report. Chronic imbalances between job demands and job resources have contributed to burnout. System changes and performance improvements will fall on the shoulders of leaders to solve the burnout problem. If burnout is treated only as a problem to solve, without looking at the polarities that lie under the surface, the actions taken will over time result in failure. The goal is to reduce burnout and improve well-being and resilience throughout the healthcare organization and the healthcare system. Join us for this episode where we share how to apply and leverage Polarity Thinking™ to support well-being and resilience for both clinicians and healthcare leaders. Email us at questions@missinglogic.com 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. 
June 10, 2020
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#47 The Unsolvable, Unavoidable, and Indestructible Tension Between Health AND Economy & Individual Freedom AND the Common Good

During this episode we interview our dear friend and colleague Dr. Barry Johnson, the father of Polarity Thinking™ about two crux polarities/tensions we are facing as a nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The interview is based on two Op-Ed pieces that will be included in Barry’s new book, AND Making a difference by leveraging polarity, paradox, or dilemma- Volume One: Foundations which is to be released this month (June 2020). The two polarities/tensions we discuss during the interview are Health And Economy and Individual Freedom And theCommon Good.   These two polarities/tensions impact every person in the United States and therefore we urge you to listen to this episode and share it with your family, friends, colleagues, and communities.  This interview can change how you think about these two tensions that we are experiencing daily in our communities and in the country. We think it’s safe to say we all want a country with healthy people and a healthy economy and at the same time there is a fear that as the pandemic continues we will end up with more unhealthy people and further insult to a declining economy in our country.   The truth is these polarities/tensions were present before the COVID-19 pandemic, and we must manage them now and after the pandemic.   The question is, what can we learn now, during the pandemic, to help us manage them in future? That is the purpose of this podcast, to help us learn to see these tensions through a new lens, explore why it is important to manage them, and identify how we can manage them better in the future. A few considerations before listening: If this is your first time listening to the podcast, you may find it helpful to listen to Episode #1 where we explain polarities before listening to this episode.   The Op-Ed pieces are available in the show notes and if you are in a location where it is possible, we encourage you to download both pieces before you listen to the episode. Barry refers to the Polarity Map® in the Op-Ed pieces during the interview, so it will be helpful to have them in hand.Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions.  We may use your question on a future episode.   NEW ANNOUNCEMENT!  We were so inspired by the response to our free webinar series that we created a NEW 5-Day Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp for Healthcare Leaders.  Registration doors are open!  The bootcamp begins June 8th!  Registration closes June 5th at 5pm EDST.  To learn more click here.   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.
June 3, 2020
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#46 Balancing the Need to Get Things Done and Strengthening Your Relationships at Work and Home When Nothing is the Same

Have you been more productive during the COVID-19 pandemic or less productive?  Have your relationships improved during the COVID-19 pandemic or are your relationships more strained or non-existent?   In Episode #46 of Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast we talk about the tension between productivity and relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tension between productivity and relationships is one that all healthcare leaders must manage well if they want to be successful and thrive as a leader.   The pandemic has changed many things for healthcare leaders and these changes require us to reexamine and rediscover how we are going to manage this tension over time and over the course of the pandemic. When you are facing an unprecedented amount of change, numerous challenges, and new rules every day it can feel overwhelming, so this is an extremely important tension to manage. We hope you will listen!Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions.  We may use your question on a future episode. NEW ANNOUNCEMENT!  We were so inspired by the response to our free webinar series that we created a NEW 5-Day Virtual Work Life Balance Bootcamp for Healthcare Leaders.  Registration doors are open!  The bootcamp begins June 8th!  To learn more click here.   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.
May 27, 2020
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#45 During These Unusually Challenging and Troubling Times, Which Are You: A Giver, Receiver or Both?

These are scary and intense times we are in and at the same time there are some wonderful things happening! In the United States we have been polarized by the differences in our thinking and beliefs and divided in many ways as citizens including isolating ourselves from each other. Right now, there are people putting those things aside and stepping up and supporting each other. #InThisTogether In Episode #45 of Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast we talk about the interdependent relationship between giving and receiving.   Without someone to receive there would be no gifts.  We acknowledge and celebrate some of the ways people and organizations are giving. Maybe you’re someone who would like to give more and you aren’t sure how or you could be someone who could use some assistance but you’re not good at receiving, either way you will find some helpful insights in this episode.  We hope you’ll listen!Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions.  We may use your question on a future episode.  We are hosting a free webinar series, Rising Up Above the Crisis as a Resilient Healthcare Leader, to support healthcare leaders during these challenging times. The last webinar occurs May 20th, Living a Balanced Life Through the Hard Times and Beyond.   To learn more and register go to www.missinglogic.com/new-events.  We’ve also 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.
May 20, 2020
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#44 What Do You Risk by Being Overly Flexible with Very Little Structure During the Pandemic?

Right now, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can feel like you’ve lost all control over your life.  Things feel chaotic, uncertain, and many of us find ourselves facing challenges we never dreamed we’d face in this lifetime.   Our routines have been interrupted drastically at home and at work!  Where we had boundaries previously there doesn’t seem to be any and where there were no boundaries there are more! In this episode we talk about how to manage the tension between structure and flexibility, which is extremely important if you are an overwhelmed leader who feels lost in the chaos and constant change, unable to make choices and feel as though nothing’s getting done.   You want to not only survive this pandemic but thrive as a leader both at work and at home. Thriving leaders manage the tension between having structure and being flexible.  This leaves them feeling safe and with a sense of control in life.  They feel like they are accomplishing something, achieving the goals they’ve established, and getting the results they desire. Thriving leaders can also cope when they are feeling challenged by all the change or restrictions they are experiencing.  You want to thrive and have those experiences, right? We talk about how you too can have all of it in this episode.   We hope you’ll listen! Email us at questions@missinglogic.com if you have any questions.  We may use your question on a future episode.   We are hosting a free webinar series, Rising Up Above the Crisis as a Resilient Healthcare Leader, to support healthcare leaders during these challenging times. The second webinar occurs May 13th, Becoming a Resilient Leader During Unprecedented Times.   To learn more and register go to www.missinglogic.com/new-event.  We’ve also opened a private Resilient airs 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.
May 13, 2020
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#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
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#42 When the Changes You Are Experiencing Are Constant and Profound, What Do You Have to Do to Find Some Stability?

Right now, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are in the throes of constant change on the largest scale we have ever experienced as human beings on the planet.    This is probably the most intense and profound change we will experience or witness in our lifetime.  There isn’t much across the world that hasn’t changed!    Of course, at the top of the list of changes is social interaction.  But we have also experienced changes in travel, education, housing, shopping, healthcare and work environments to name a few.  Where there is change there is tension.  The tension between stability and change is natural, universal and a fundamental element of life.  It is always present and in times of crisis like COVID-19, the tension can be intense.  In what way are you feeling the tension?  In this episode we explore the tension and interdependent relationship between stability and change at the personal or individual level and how to establish some stability during these times of unprecedented change.  This is especially important if you are an overwhelmed healthcare leader who feels like there is “no gravity”, is trying to keep staff and patients safe, and at the same time is responding to daily changes in processes, infrastructures, and policies.    Managing this tension brought on by unprecedented change is a key element in not only surviving but thriving as a leader during this pandemic.Register for our FREE three-part webinar series Rising Up Above the Crisis as a Resilient Healthcare Leader beginning May 6th. To learn more and register go here.Visit the show notes here for more: https://www.missinglogic.com/podcastLiked the episode?  Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts.Join our FREE and PRIVATE Facebook Community Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader.  This community was created with the intention to provide a safe space for leaders to connect, share their experiences and support each other.Thanks for listening!  If you enjoyed the episode and you're the kind of leader who likes to help others, then share this with your colleagues.Also, if you have questions, we'd love to answer them!  Send an email to questions@missinglogic.com
April 29, 2020
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#41 Looking Back and Into the Future

We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting Healthcare’s MissingLogic podcast and we want to thank all our listeners for tuning in! When we started the podcast, we wanted to reach as many healthcare leaders as possible and help them see that Polarity Thinking™ can be applied in almost all situations. So, it warms are heart when a listener leaves us an iTunes review like this one from RD4IPE: “What a fun and refreshing looks at the healthcare system from the inside out! These ladies bring a critical perspective to the real issues facing healthcare professionals today. Putting on your polarity lens will change the way you see things where you work, where you live and where you play.” We remain passionate about creating a movement to make Polarity Thinking™ mainstream in healthcare. We know it is needed to create sustainable change and believe it is a competency every leader should have. After much reflection and careful consideration, we’ve come to the conclusion that while polarities are everywhere in healthcare, we can serve the healthcare community best by narrowing our attention to the personal, professional and organizational polarities that impact burnout and resilience in healthcare leaders. In this episode, we introduce you to the Dynamic Balance Effect℠. This is a methodology we developed based on over 25 years of experience to help healthcare leaders trade burnout for balance and resilience in their work and personal lives and a methodology you will be hearing more about in future episodes. As many healthcare leaders across the country support or prepare their organizations to respond to the COVID-19 crisis we will be publishing some episodes focused on personal and work environment polarities being experienced during this time. As we move beyond the current crisis, we will expand our topics to include polarities and other elements essential to a healthy healing organization. Thank you for listening! 
April 22, 2020
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#40 Burnout Through the Eyes of an Occupational Therapist Featuring Erika del Pozo

While the burnout crisis is nationwide and impacts all health professions, most of the evidence reported in the literature is focused on physicians and nurses.  There is very little known or understood about the experience of other health professionals.  We are so happy to have Erika del Pozo on the podcast today.  Erika is an Occupational Therapist and the Founder and CEO of Joy Energy Time, a media and events company, that offers healthcare professionals content and resources around burnout, stress management, healthcare advocacy, holistic wellness and lifestyle.   In this episode with Erika, she shares with us her personal experience with burnout.    Erika sheds some light on what burnout can look like and feel like as well as some of the internal dialogue that can occur when individuals begin to experience the symptoms of burnout.  We also talk about the influence of the healthcare environment, the role of social support, and advocating for yourself. We hope you’ll join us for this informative and enlightening discussion.
April 15, 2020
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#39 How to Reduce Stress, Empower Your Team, and Cultivate a Healthy Work Environment in Times of Crisis

As leaders during this global healthcare crisis, you are experiencing challenges you never dreamed you would face as a leader.    Right now, when expectations are high, outcomes are critical, and you are being asked to take on tasks and projects you know nothing about, is the time to draw on and lead with your strengths.  Leading with your strengths and taping into the strengths of others can reduce stress and enhance feelings of empowerment.    Not everyone has the same strengths and that’s a good thing!  What’s most important is that we recognize and leverage our own and the strengths of others in ways that enable us to individually and collectively achieve the results we desire.  It’s also helpful to know your personality type and behavior style along with those of your colleagues and family members.  This can give you insights into why you and they act or behave the way they do and why they may be responding to the COVID-19 crisis the way they are.  If we understand each other more fully we can engage with each other in more healthy and productive ways and support each other during challenging and stressful times.  We hope you’ll join us and consider how leveraging your own and other’s strengths, personalities and natural behaviors can be of benefit during these challenging times.  
April 8, 2020
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#38 How an Intentional and Heart Felt Thank You Changed the Lives of More than a Million Nurses

The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. We are thrilled to have Bonnie Barnes and Cynthia Sweeney from the DAISY Foundation on the podcast today.   The DAISY Foundation was established following a family tragedy to say thank you for the compassionate, sensitive, kind care nurses provide. The DAISY Foundation provides a vehicle to recognize and honor nurses for extraordinary care. The DAISY Award is a form of meaningful recognition of nursing care that focuses attention on what is good and right in healthcare and is a bright spot for nurses in a challenging and ever-changing healthcare landscape.  This is an inspiring episode that shines a light on how important intention is and how significant the impact can be when we act with intention.  We hope you’ll join us. 
April 1, 2020
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#37 How to Elevate Your Thinking During Challenging Times

We are programmed at an early age to solve problems. We are taught to examine the alternatives and find the “right” answer/solution, to use our “or thinking” to choose either answer/solution A or answer/solution B.  In fact, we are rewarded throughout childhood, adulthood and throughout our professional development and careers for strong problem-solving skills.    But it many instances, as noted by Albert Einstein, “You can’t solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it". If you’ve listened to our podcast before, you’ve picked up on our core message which is not all challenges you experience are problems, some of them are polarities and to manage a polarity requires and thinking rather than or thinking.  In some situations, the challenge is both a problem and a polarity as is the case with burnout.  Burnout is a problem that needs to be solved but underneath the problem is numerous system level and personal polarities.    As a healthcare leader, if you want to successfully address the challenges you face and achieve your desired outcomes, it’s essential that you develop the skill to differentiate between a problem and a polarity, so you can supplement your or thinking with and thinking.   We hope you’ll join us for this episode and learn this essential skill.Click here to join our free Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Facebook Community!  
March 25, 2020
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#36 Burnout Through the Eyes of a Dietitian Nutritionist Featuring Dr. Katie Eliot

We are so happy to have our friend and colleague Dr. Katie Eliot on the podcast today.  Dr. Eliot is a dietitian nutritionist.  While the burnout crisis is nationwide and impacts all health professions most of the evidence reported in the literature is focused on physicians and nurses. In this episode with Katie we discuss clinician burnout from the dietitian nutritionist perspective.   Katie sheds some light on some of the unique causes of stress and burnout for dietitian nutritionists and for students just entering the profession. We also discuss clinician burnout from an interprofessional perspective which is Katie’s “jam”. Click here to check out our NEW Resilient and Balanced Healthcare Leader Community Facebook Group!  This is a private community for healthcare leaders who want to trade burnout for resilience and balance. 
March 18, 2020
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#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
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#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
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#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 questions@missinglogic.com 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
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#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 Oliver If 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
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#31 Do you know what's in the landmark report on Clinician Burnout from the National Academy of Medicine? A behind the scenes interview with Charlee Alexander

We are so excited to have Charlee Alexander from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) with us on the podcast today. Charlee gave us a behind the scenes take on the NAM Action Collaborative and the work that began in 2017 to not only address clinician burnout but to shine a light on the issue, improve our understanding of the challenges, and accelerate evidence-based solutions. The development of the Action Collaborative enabled multiple stakeholders to come together around a common purpose and develop a systems approach versus multiple isolated approaches across a variety of professions and professional organizations.   Charlee and the Action Collaborative were wise to recognize that they did not have all the information, ideas, or answers and they needed others outside of the Collaborative to contribute.  This resulted in NAM pioneering the development of Networking Organizations as unique way for leaders and organizations to contribute to the collective effort (see the show notes for the link).  The NAM Consensus Report -Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout:  A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being was released in October of 2019 and is considered as significant as previous IOM landmark reports such as To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System and Crossing the Quality Chasm:  A New Health System for the 21st Century. Charlee states “I hope the report kind of anchors us to the systems change that we need to undertake and provides a platform for us to kind of set aside our differences from our different stakeholder groups and to see what the massive charge is a head of us and to know we can only do that if we work together”. Join us for this informative and enlightening interview.
February 12, 2020
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#30 Breaking Free from Yesterday's Logic: The Essentials for Leadership Development, Innovation, and Future-Focused Thinking with Dr. Daniel J. Pesut

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence, it’s to act with yesterday’s logic”.  Peter Drucker What logic are you using as a leader to address today’s challenges or to prepare for tomorrow?  We are so excited to have Dr. Daniel Pesut with us on the podcast today to share his knowledge and expertise regarding healthcare and nursing leadership and the different models and ways of thinking that are essential for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.   Dr. Pesut encourages futures work at the personal, professional, organizational, and planetary levels.  He provides resources and direction for this body of work through the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota.    Dr. Pesut notes “Things are changing so rapidly and there are so many disruptions you’ve got to be able to anticipate things.  You can anticipate hard trends.  We need to have requisite variety.  We can’t use the same things we have in the past because the dynamics, people, situations, stakes, and the metrics are different”. Are you embracing new models and innovative ways of thinking as you navigate disruption and rapid change?   During this interview we explore numerous models and ways of thinking that are essential competencies for future leaders.   This interview is jam packed with pearls of leadership wisdom and inspiration, so be sure to join us!
February 5, 2020
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#29 The Tension Between Technology and Practice: Where We Started, Where We are Now, and What's at Risk without Both/And Choices

We are so excited to have Dr. Cathy Ivory on the podcast with us today.  She brings her expertise and knowledge in nursing practice, health informatics and research to the conversation around the technology and practice polarity in healthcare.                                  We’re talking today about the strong tension between the domains of technology and practice and how often one is disregarded or more highly regarded than the other.   “It is important to think about both [practice and technology] whenever we are making a decision about one or the other, that it is a yes/and, not an either/or” says Dr. Cathy Ivory. Dr. Ivory shares her experience and perspectives on the healthcare technology journey, specifically related to the electronic health record, and what has informed and influenced our experiences to date. We discuss change as well as change management and how we handle change as an influencing force in both practice and technology. When design principles and governance are leveraged it enables the technology to support practice.   Based on her experience Dr. Ivory says, “You can have practice and technology folks [on the governance team] but if they don’t have a little bit of understanding of the others perspective you won’t ever be able to come to a solution that is sustainable”. Dr. Ivory shares a story of an interprofessional innovative fall risk approach as an example of leveraging technology to support practice.   As an executive herself, Dr. Ivory shares how important it is for nurse executive leaders to understand baseline informatics competencies/principles and not abdicate the responsibility to be competent to make health IT related decisions. Join us for this informative and thought-provoking interview.   
January 29, 2020
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#28 How Leaders Can Leverage a Polarity Mindset to Develop Strong Teams and Cultivate Psychological Safety featuring Diane Hanson

Today we are talking about Polarity Thinking™ as an essential leadership skill. Let’s face it.  Leadership is not easy!   All leaders can use tools and skills to enhance their effectiveness, change the conversations they’re having and transform their leadership style. We are blessed to have Diane Hanson with us today.  Diane has leveraged polarities in her personal and professional life for over 20 years and has a lot of wisdom to share with us. “Once you understand and believe in the logic and predictability of Polarity Thinking™ you are able to move toward sustainable outcomes” says Diane. Diane shares many stories of how she’s leveraged polarities personally, professionally and as a community leader.   Polarity Thinking™ has shaped Diane as a leader and broadened her ability to leverage diversity and help teams get to deeper understanding and agreement much sooner. “When you lead teams, you have a greater opportunity for success when you incorporate Polarity Thinking™”  Diane Hanson Diane believes a great place to start practicing your polarity thinking skills is with personal polarities or ones that are simple and meaningful to you.  Look at what’s showing up in your life through a polarity lens and then examine your perspectives, preferences and fears to gather deeper insights.    Join us as we discuss with Diane how leaders can leverage polarities to strengthen their leadership skills, enhance teamwork, and cultivate psychological safety in the workplace.  
January 21, 2020