Because Great Healthcare Workers Don't Become
Great Leaders on Their Own
Mindful Leadership Development by an ICF Certified Coach and CEO with 18 Years as a Healthcare Chief Executive
Training Programs, Coaching, Workshops and Keynote Speeches for
New Managers / Teams / Executives
"The challenges of today's healthcare environment mean that you need to do more with less yet remain quality focused in a highly regulated industry. You promote your star performers then realize they're not prepared. They get frustrated, you end up doing their work and worst case scenario - they quit and you've lost your investment in them. I deliver custom comprehensive programs with follow-up coaching and accountability on the "how to" of mindful leadership as well as train and develop new managers, teams and executives. I call out the unique and develop values alignment, self-regulation, mindfulness, communication, executive presence, empathy, and systems thinking so that you can go back to what you do best and they can be productive and effective."
~ Mary Lee Gannon
U.S. Companies spent $70 billion on corporate training in 2013—a 15% increase from the year before. Why? Certainly contributing to the issue is that Gallup reports that 70% of employees are not engaged in their work. Of the $70 billion the largest share went toward leadership development, as reported by The Corporate Learning Factbook 2014. Great leaders aren't born or made. They choose to be better and are given the tools to do so by savvy employers who know the value of good leadership on engagement, retention and profit margin. And they know how much they're losing every day without strong leadership influence in their company.
If you're not sure where you'll be in a year, you're already there.
~ Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE
Mary Lee on Your Mindful Leadership Impact
"Leadership starts from the inside out. No expensive suit, pair of shoes or high end pen is going to make up for a lack of dignity, listening skills, grace, strategic ability, empathy and refinement. No expensive handbag or accessory will substitute for integrity, charity, patience, humility, positivity and character. We begin by working with the individual - their self-awareness and self-management, their effectiveness and personal alignment with the organization’s mission, values, and goals. We focus on improving interpersonal relationships and creating high performing teams. Finally, we research and analyze an individual’s interpersonal skills and design interventions to achieve measurable results. Life isn’t a dress rehearsal. Every day is opening night for your company and your career.
"A report in the Harvard Business Review May 2014 issue revealed that 80% of leaders do not have a strong individual purpose. Knowing that only 30% of the U.S. workforce is engaged in their work, according to the latest Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, how can you engage, retain and grow an effective workforce when you aren't even shore why you are doing it? The mindful impact of your influence is the single most important developmental task you will undertake as a leader. Your purpose and how you influence is your brand, what drives you, what you're known for. It's not what you do, it's how you do it and why. It's your signature - the strengths and passions you bring to the table no matter where you are seated. It is your identity - the essence of who you are. It is what is uniquely you and others miss when you are not there. I help you mindfully position yourself to enthuse a movement so that you achieve transformational success." ~ Mary Lee Gannon
How do you know if you are a good client for a leadership development program at your organization or for coaching with Mary Lee?
· You have good employees but lack the productivity, engagement or culture to champion transformation. The company's mission and vision are not palpable. You sense negative energy generating disengagement, bureaucracy, personal agendas, interdepartmental disconnect, lack of accountability, defensive and guarded communication, and posturing.
· Your new managers or emerging leaders are very good at their specific specialty but are learning that their employees don't share their perspective. These leaders need to develop a mindful leadership influence and strong management skills.
· You see yourself or your executive team in the same place in a year as you are now. Doubt and lack of strategy hold you back from your mindful impact for a sustainable transformation. You need a strategic plan.
· You or a colleague are good at many things but lack of confidence and executive influence impede the effectiveness of your established "leadership signature."
· Your industry is changing and you see cutbacks as the only solution. There may be another way yet strategic positioning is stagnant. Employees are frustrated and overwhelmed. Innovation is stifled by stress, lack of mindful time management and poor communication, conflict resolution skills, productivity and engagement.
· You have a budget for what has already cost you time, money, sales, business, employee engagement, productivity and attrition. And you recognize that a cultural shift takes more than the band aid of one session or presentation.
Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE's mission is to wake you and your team up from autopilot so that you can transform the world with your Mindful Leadership Influence instead of just flying around it.
Position yourself to hear the right message, sharpen character, convert doubt, achieve alignment of mission-vision-values, manage interpersonal conflict, exceed routine with innovative collaboration, and breakthrough to executive presence and mindful transformation. Enthuse a movement with your Mindful Leadership Influence.
Lead - Free Your Team to Innovate
1. Focus on people not process.
2. Self manage and observe your presence as an executive.
3. Communicate a clear line of sight and accountability in the midst of change.
4. Test courage not patience.
5. Focus on the big picture but notice the present.
6. Maximize potential not adhere to standards.
7. Transform – don’t transact.
8. Grow and educate – not indoctrinate and maintain.
9. Catalyze innovation by performance not efficiency and compliance.
10. Focus on solutions not problems.
11. Expand influence and break through unknowns.
8 Tips to
DISCOVER Mindful Leadership
D – Decide to Change. Talk about what you are changing. Write it down. Be self-aware without judgment. Keep a gratitude journal.
I – Investigate Yourself. What have you forgotten about your strengths? What do you observe in silence? What do you value? What do you love?
S – Sit on Your Ego. Say nothing. Listen only. Forgive. Be kind to the unkind. They need it most.
C – Confront Doubt. What fear is running your life? Welcome in limiting beliefs to desensitize to them.
O – Out Your Anxiety. Anxiety if practicing failure in advance. It is outside of you. Who are you without that thought?
V – Visualize Your Success. In one year what will have happened for this to have been a great year? Pick an image, memory, saying that motivates you.
E – Execute Affirmations. Write, recite and live “I am” statements: “I am a revered leader.” “I am healthy.” “I am grateful.” “I am compassionate.” Say them out loud every night before you go to sleep.
R – Realize the Moment. Get off the treadmill. Wake up from autopilot. Lean in to vulnerability. Accept what is without judgment. Celebrate the magic of now.