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The Productivity Party – Part One!

During the summer months, there is a lot to celebrate. Whether the gathering is to recognize an achievement, a milestone, or simply to share a bit of comradery, parties, like productivity, bring people together. This year, while you are toasting a birthday, the great weather, or just spending time with family and friends, consider serving up one of the ALTIUS team’s productivity-approved cocktails/mocktails! Margarita Refreshing and bold, this zesty party staple has a long history, likely dating back to the 1930s, when there were no bottled mixes or blenders.

Leading without Lecturing

Being the kind of leader that people want to follow voluntarily, not because of position or title, is always the goal. No one should take on the responsibility of management with the intent of becoming the “because I said so” type of boss. Having the knowledge, experience, and expertise might get you hired into the leadership role, but providing the necessary communication, collaboration, guidance, and support for staff to thrive is what keeps you there.

Perception v. Reality – The “Alice” Effect

Being a leader, especially a good one, can be overwhelming even at the best of times. Trying to effect positive change can often feel like chasing the elusive “white rabbit;” the path never being quite clear. Whether navigating the wilds of Wonderland or the current healthcare landscape, it is essential to remain grounded in reality as perception can be misleading.

Breaking the Routine

“Find a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This famous phrase, attributed to intellectual giants such as Mark Twain and Confucius, has been the ultimate professional goal. While it is an excellent notion, even those who are truly happy in their careers can still view their roles as “work.

Harnessing the Power of the Dragon

2024 is the Year of the Dragon and is forecasted to bring about opportunities, changes, and challenges. In Chinese culture, the dragon holds a significant place as both an auspicious and extraordinary creature. It is unmatched in talent and excellence, symbolizing power, nobility, honor, and success.

Working to the Top of Your Title

In healthcare, successful leadership is both independent and collaborative. Effective leaders understand the importance of their unique role, but rely on the input and contributions of others to truly excel. Knowing the responsibilities associated with a specific management title or position distinguishes workload distribution and controls expectations.

The ALTIUS Holiday Productivity Playlist

The ALTIUS team is excited to unveil the second installment of our Productivity Playlist. This time around we are channeling the spirit of the season through some classic holiday songs, tapping into the power of productivity once again by tying its principles to festive music. Andy Williams: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Routine productivity monitoring supports a streamlined budget process by aligning staffing needs with projected volumes.

ALTIUS v. the Competiton

While October is synonymous with all things Halloween, we often forget that it is also a great month for a little healthy competition! Both college and NFL football are underway, the NHL kicks off its new season, and the excitement of the MLB playoffs keeps fans on the edge of their seats. As a firm based in the great sports town of Pittsburgh, PA, ALTIUS understands the value of competition; “it is through it we discover what we are capable of and how much more we can actually do than we ever thought possible.” Our team believes that competition can be the greatest motivation for positive change, both for ourselves and our clients.

Hot for Teaching

As September nears its end and school is back in full swing, now is the perfect time for hospitals and health systems to focus attention on professional development. While the “on-the-job” learning never stops in healthcare, structured leadership education often gets pushed off or even overlooked. Fortunately, the ALTIUS team is “hot for teaching” and offers organizations a variety of solutions for continuous instruction.