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Podcast, The Lens – 41. How to Become the Leader You Want to Be

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            Michele Smith, Catalysis Faculty, shares practical concepts that can help you develop as a leader in a continuous improvement environment. Related Items Becoming the Leader You Want to Be workshop Personal Development course in Catalysis Academy Becoming the Change, by Kim Barnas and John Toussaint, MD Principle-Based Executive Coaching

Podcast, The Lens – 40. A Better Way to Engage People in Organizational Transformation

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            Aditi Patil, Catalysis faculty member, shares how to engage people through communication by using a storytelling approach. This approach is a powerful way to influence and connect people throughout an organizational transformation. Related Items Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit Blogs: “Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in Organizations” and “Crafting Compelling […]

Podcast, The Lens – 38. Visual Management at a Mass Vaccination Clinic

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              Ryan Haley, Senior Director of Ambulatory Services at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was instrumental in developing and establishing the mass vaccination facility in Columbus, Ohio. Specifically, they set up in the Schottenstein Center, a 20,000 seat arena in Columbus. An important part of operating effectively […]

Elevating Team Performance with a Methods Section

By: Felicity Pino and Shelly Hammer at Children’s Mercy Kansas City “You have one direct report who still needs to enroll for annual benefits.  The deadline to enroll is in two days.  Please remind these employee(s) that they must enroll by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25.” What would most managers do after receiving this […]

Podcast, The Lens – 36. Sustaining Process Improvements

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              It’s not uncommon to see regression after process changes have been implemented. It is important to understand why this is occurring and mitigate those issues. Catalysis Healthcare Value Network member organization, Children’s Mercy Kansas City has shared their improvement work in many ways, including at the Lean Healthcare […]

John Toussaint Reflections – What Comes First Technology or Process?

What comes first technology or process? As lean thinkers we know it’s always the process first. Healthcare is not wanting for technology. We’ve spent the last ten years implementing electronic health records, replacing legacy financial systems, and building information flow systems that allow caregivers to have access to real-time data at the point of care. […]

Podcast, The Lens – 35. Benefits of the Masters of Business Operational Excellence Program

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            How do you create an organization where everyone is continuously learning, improving, and remaining committed to its purpose every day? Leaders from various industries including healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and finance are constantly searching for the answer to this question. Laurie Spadaro, Director, MBOE, Fisher College of Business Executive […]

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