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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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Stamped from Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

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This book is an incredibly comprehensive history of the construct of race and racism. It traces the history of racist and anti-racist ideas from their origin and how they impact thought and policy today. This is a must-read.

The Fee-for-Service Monster

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Maybe you’ve just gotten into healthcare from some other industry or maybe you’re deep in healthcare and you don’t know why it’s gotten so darn difficult just to do your job every day!?!
This podcast gives a great overview of this systemic problems related to health care reimbursement and pressures on providers and primary care clinics. It’s a wonderfully done podcast interviewing Vivian Lee, the author of The Long Fix that hopefully will enlighten you into the larger problems around fee-for-service.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. This is a must-read for anyone entering public health and desiring a full exposure to the challenges of health care when cultures (and languages) do not easily align. The story of a Hmong patient and her American doctors tells a story to help bridge the culture gaps.

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