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Healthcare organizations are acutely aware of the significant challenges they face in today’s labor market. They are also bracing for those challenges becoming more difficult in the near future. The baby boomer retirement rate will to continue to increase as we approach 2020, which means that the leadership hires you make today will play a significant role in how prepared your organization is to deal with the challenges on the horizon. read more...

By Jake Barto
on Aug 13, 2018
  • Healthcare

A company's culture evolves over a long period of time, driven by many factors including the company's purpose, values, goals, metrics, strategy, industry, competition, structure, employees, leadership philosophy of the CEO, collaborative environment, and reward systems, among others, and is a strong driver of company performance that touches every aspect of the organization – strategy, business processes, and employees. read more...

By QLK Team
on Aug 2, 2018

Recognizing that product or service differentiation may no longer be the means to achieve competitive advantage in a rapidly changing market, companies are beginning to make critical investments in finding and developing top-performing leadership talent. As HR departments, C-suites, and boards collaborate in these efforts, there are three key dimensions – "3D" – that come into play. read more...

By Stefan Werdegar
on Jul 25, 2018
  • Recruiting

Self-awareness is a broad concept that includes skills, strengths and weaknesses, values, behavioral patterns, and leadership style.  Developing self-awareness requires patience, perseverance, and honesty, but a leader who understands himself or herself is in a better position to understand those whom he or she leads and, therefore, provide more effective and successful leadership. read more...

By QLK Team
on Jun 13, 2018
  • Leadership Development

Although bringing recruiting in-house may appear an attractive option to a company trying to economize, there are a number of benefits to utilizing an executive search firm to identify and hire for vacancies. In the long run, these benefits may, in fact, provide more value to an organization seeking to hire a successful candidate with staying power. read more...

By QLK Team
on Apr 17, 2018
  • Recruiting

Statements of mission and vision are essential parts of a successful strategic plan. In order to ensure a successful future, an organization must be able to define both its reason for existing (mission) and where it is heading (vision), so that its people, processes, and products or services are aligned.  read more...

By QLK Team
on Feb 22, 2018

Average life expectancy in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2012, according to the CDC, of 81 years for women and 76 for men. With another decade or two of productive work life ahead of them, many baby-boomers and Gen-Xers are choosing to finish out their working years in “encore,” or second, careers.
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By Holly Valovick
on Dec 9, 2017
  • Leadership Development

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others, and to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving. read more...

By Holly Valovick
on Nov 4, 2017
  • Leadership Development

Patrick Conway, MD, recently became the CEO-elect of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina ---a plan with 4 million members. Prior to this, he was the most senior non-political executive at CMS who had a say in every healthcare policy change during the Obama administration. read more...

By QLK Team
on Oct 9, 2017
  • Spotlight

Acclaimed NFL “Man of the Decade” Vince Lombardi, who, as a coach, never had a losing season, famously stated: “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.” But does research bear out his claim? read more...

By Holly Valovick
on Jul 6, 2017
  • Leadership Development
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