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Coleman Recommended Resources

Coleman Associates loves seeking out resources, stumbling upon thought-provoking videos and learning from others both inside and outside the healthcare industry. We’d love to share our favorites with you.

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The Creation Myth by Malcolm Gladwell

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The Creation Myth by Malcolm Gladwell. This inspiring article tells two stories of innovations and how great ideas come together by debunking some misconceptions about how great ideas are built and features a great story about Steve Jobs in his earlier days. This article should leave you inspired to challenge yourself around what you do with the ideas you catch, rather than fretting over what ideas come to you in the first place.

Estonia: The Digital Republic by Nathan Heller

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Estonia: The Digital Republic by Nathan Heller. This article has nothing at all to do with healthcare… Which is why you might need to read it. This article is a chance to leave the barriers of your health center and think about how our lives could be different and better if we could abandon the pre-described norms and just embrace, really embrace technology.

Why Trying New Things is So Hard to Do

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Why Trying New Things is So Hard to Do. In this NY Times article Sendhill Mullainathan explores how his and others habits around what soda we buy,  our daily commuting routine, etc., are shaped by our habits rather than by data or our best judgment about how we ought to do what we do.

Six Steps for Turning Setbacks into Advantages

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Six Steps for Turning Setbacks into Advantages. People experience six distinct stages of turning adversity into growth. Read more to learn about the change process.

Managing with the Brain in Mind

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Managing with the Brain in MindDavid Rock marries neuroscience research with everything we feel and see play out in the workplace. Rock studies the brain’s response to feeling threatened or judged at work and found the brain reacted the same way as if the body had been physically assaulted! How can anyone work well under those circumstances? Best Managers understand that you can’t ignore emotions in the workplace. Read this article and learn how to foster a work environment that reduces the threat, increases certainty, and creates a sense of relatedness. Accomplish those three things and you will create a higher-performing and more satisfied staff!

Discipline of Teams 

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Discipline of Teams Smith and Katzenback brought to life the interworking of a true team back in the early 1990s. In our modern days of work the word team is overused and has lost most of its meaning. This article serves as a brilliant and simplistic reminder of what makes a great team great!

Interview with Peter Piot about COVID-19

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An interview with renowned virologist and microbiologist, Peter Piot about COVID-19. There are 100 questions and answers in an interview with TEDMED Foundation Director, Jay Walker.

How This Doctor’s MBA Helped Her Turn Around a Major Hospital

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Thinking about re-positioning your C-suite for the future with its evolving expectations and demands. Read this Fortune Magazine article about Dr. Vivian Lee, a physician who altered her perspective by getting a business degree and learning about the costs associated with running a health care business.

Coleman Associates Innovation Podcast

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Reduce No-Show Rates in Community Health? Redesign the visit to actually work for the patient? These seemingly insurmountable challenges and more are explored in a podcast hosted by Coleman Associates. We will interview health centers, redesign experts and dramatic performance improvement veterans on what worked, what was challenging and what you can do to start your own transformation effort tomorrow.

Cy Wakeman

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Tired of Drama getting in the way of seeing patients and getting valuable work done. Check out this entertaining and inspiring video by Cy Wakeman (Reality Based Leadership) to hear her perspective on workplace drama, open door policies, venting, and helping your employees to be great everyday.

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