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Professional Leadership Academy Opening

Category : General , Leadership , Training

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Professional Leadership Academy. It is the culmination of 2 years of work since I developed the Professional Leadership Process™ for my book, Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare. Soon after publication, we began developing online and onsite courses based on this leadership development approach culminating in a results-focused, process-based, continuously-improving leadership program for aspiring and experienced leaders that is adaptable to almost any leadership situation.

It’s what happens when you mix leadership teaching expertise with six sigma training, data analytics, consumer behavior analysis and university course development experience. It’s been called the most comprehensive leadership development program by people with extensive leadership training. This non-industry specific training is not just another leadership class, but a 12-month program with pre-course assessments, scheduled leadership coaching check-ins as well as regular leadership reassessments to chart participants’ leadership improvement. Receiving follow up coaching is critical to ongoing leadership growth.

The online program is offered as a 6-module, 6-week guided-study course with weekly live lectures (which are recorded for later viewing) or as a 6-module, self-study, self-paced course with all recorded lectures. Cohort #10 of our guided-study program will begin October 14, 2019. The self-study program will begin on October 7, 2019, when the Academy officially opens.

See how your leadership training measures up to our Professional Leadership Training by taking the Leadership Program Assessment. You might be surprised with the result. Then take advantage of this Preview offer by taking 50% off either online program for Healthcare Center of Excellence subscribers. Under this special offer, you will only receive 2 follow up coaching sessions ($300 value each) instead of the normal 4 coaching sessions. Use the coupon code ‘grandopening’ at checkout. This coupon is good through 10/11/19, so enroll soon, as there are limited spaces in the guided-study cohort.

We hope you’ll try the program and realize the same leadership improvement we’ve documented in our case study. Please feel free to share this special offer with your friends and colleagues.


Discovering Your Leadership Superpowers and ‘Origin Story’ on the Journey to Becoming an Effective Leader

  • Leaders should be on a continuous journey to discover their leadership superpowers.
  • The author’s research has identified 12 leadership superpowers, with effective leaders generally mastering at least two and knowing how to tap into many others.
  • Leaders also should be aware of their “origin story,” which sets the tone for how they will lead.

Superhero movies capture our imaginations and entertain us with ever-improving special effects and the age-old story of good versus evil. One of the most interesting components is the origin story, wherein heroes discover their superpowers and learn how to master or control them.

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Rethinking Leadership Development Utilizing a Personalized Approach

With the rate of change occurring in healthcare, today’s leaders must be well-versed in all aspects of the practice of leadership. Previous studies undertaken by the Healthcare Center of Excellence (HCOE) have indicated that leadership is the top challenge to many aspects of healthcare transformation. Managing this changing environment will require leaders to elevate their staff and organization to navigate the new maze that is healthcare. The rate of change and expectations will only expose any leadership deficiencies.

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Professional Leadership Development Training Case Study

Read about the results achieved by a hospital after implementing the Healthcare Center of Excellence’s professional leadership development program. Participants created a personalized, continuously improving leadership plan that is adaptable to almost any situation and showed significant leadership improvement within 3 months after taking the course. Read more about and download the complete case study, Rethinking Leadership Development: A Personalized Approach .


Becker’s Hospital Review Interview With Bryan Bennett (Podcast)

Scott Becker interviews Bryan Bennett, Executive Director at Healthcare Center of Excellence and Author of “Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare” for his Leaders in Healthcare Podcast series.


Leadership Origin Stories – Everybody Has One

In keeping with my theme of the similarities between leadership and superheroes (see my previous Leadership Superpowers article), I thought I’d explore this concept further by examining the relationship between superhero and leader origin stories.

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How to Use Your Leadership Superpowers (Podcast)

Category : General , Leadership , Podcasts

Listen to my podcast interview “How to Use Your Leadership Superpowers“, on Funnel Radio, with Jim Obermeyer.


Leadership Superpowers: Discovering and Mastering Yours

In case you haven’t noticed, we are in the middle of this year’s superhero movie releases. Three movies have been released through April, with 3 more on the horizon to be released before the end of the summer. These movies capture our imaginations and entertain us with ever-improving special effects and the time old story of good versus bad. One of the most interesting storylines is the hero’s origin story where they discover what superpowers they have and learn how to master or control them.

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Why Leadership Isn’t a Skill, it’s a Process says Bryan Bennett. (Podcast)

Category : General , Healthcare , Leadership

The one-size-fits-all approach to leadership development offered by other programs doesn’t consider an individual’s personality and capabilities. You can’t learn ‘skill x’ one day and expect to be a better leader the next. True leadership growth requires ongoing development and feedback.

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How are you ‘Refining your Leadership’ in 2019?

Category : General , Leadership

This week represents the kick off of our 2019 leadership improvement initiative, “Refining Your Leadership.” We will be supporting this initiative with new leadership inspirations, articles, podcasts and in speaking engagements. We want leaders and aspiring leaders to understand how they can best improve their leadership.

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