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.

Avoiding the Telephone Game

The rumor mill can create operational challenges and impact employee satisfaction in any organization. Information that has been spread and retold by multiple parties often results in the obfuscation, distortion, or exaggeration of the original statement. Healthcare leaders often find themselves unwittingly playing the “telephone game,” receiving feedback that has made its way “down the lane” and is not a true reflection of reality.

Are You Flirting with Disaster?

February is the month of love, and now is the perfect time to evaluate your organization’s relationship with productivity. Is it one-sided? Does your bottom line give and give without much support from leadership? Productivity is a partnership requiring constant attention. If you are not willing to put in the work and make a long-term commitment, you could be headed for an expensive break-up! Effective productivity management is a consistent balancing act.