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From Resistance to Resilience in Healthcare Leadership: More Than Just Growing a “Thick Skin”!

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From Resistance to Resilience in Healthcare Leadership: More Than Just Growing a “Thick Skin”!

By Kelli Oberndorf Management and Organizational Coach • Group Facilitator • Life Coach MY STORY As I started my first job in the healthcare field, I had high hopes for applying my ‘progressive’ style of leadership. I was young, ready, and eager to make a positive impact on the world. But then just like that…a roadblock occurred! In that very first year, I experienced a rude awakening, thereby setting off a chain reaction that would last for over 13 years until deciding to leave in 2019. I started out as a sensitive person: great when I was a massage therapist,...

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

 Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity By Estefania Lopez, M.S.           As part of my own personal development I have recently taken several steps to prioritizing my own well-being. Perhaps the most impactful decision I made was to stop tolerating negative people in my life. This type of decision – “focusing on the positive” –receives a lot of attention in social media and is widely promoted. Every day it seems I come across at least one “good vibes” or “positive energy” post. However, I believe many people don’t truly understand the power of eliminating negativity from one’s...

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Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

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Resilience of a First Generation Student: Five Lessons

By Estefania Lopez, M.S. Candidate First generation college students are often hardworking and adapt well to stress, but their well-being can suffer during the journey of adaptation. Learn and share five lessons from a first gen. I could talk endlessly about being a first-generation college student. While being a 'first gen' has shaped my identity and work, it has also been extremely difficult and intimidating. Through my own struggle with resilience, I have learned some lessons that I want to share. I hope these lessons not only resonate with first gen students but also with others as well.  Let’s start at my...

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Resilience 3.0: Guidance Toward a Next Generation of Work-Centric Initiatives

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Resilience 3.0: Guidance Toward a Next Generation of Work-Centric Initiatives

Resilience is an ongoing part of a process of transforming human potential. The secret of this work requires tapping into the process and holding stress as a potential for thriving. Resilience is an empowering step along the way. My View Point, A Disclaimer. Over the past 20 years, my colleagues and I have implemented resilience and healthy culture interventions in dozens of settings. You can download some of our research here. Our programs have been acknowledged as effective by the U.S. Surgeon General and others. This includes training, and learning from, dozens of trainers who deliver our programs into work settings....

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Common Humanity in the Workplace: Starting the Conversation

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Common Humanity in the Workplace: Starting the Conversation

By Faith Sanders, OWLS Staff. Regardless of where you work, your workplace can be a springboard for deepening the sense of common humanity in society-at-large. Are you practicing common humanity at work? Common Humanity is our understanding that many things connect us as a human race. Connection that transcends skin tone, geography, gender identity, values, religion, and socioeconomic status. In the workplace, the connection should also transcend job function, job level or management status, tenure or seniority, or anything else that may seemingly make us different. Embracing our common humanity – especially in the workplace – could help with many problems....

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