Book review: Leadership Rigor!: Breakthrough Performance & Productivity Leading Yourself, Teams, Organizations

By Erica Peitler Erica is presenting the workshop Inclusive Decision-Making and Problem-Solving: Using Analytical RigorTM at the 2015 HBA Annual Conference, November 3- 5, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Register now. Leadership Rigor is described as “both a … Continue reading Book review: Leadership Rigor!: Breakthrough Performance & Productivity Leading Yourself, Teams, Organizations

Pilot WIScience Scholarship Program is a success – “it’s scientifically proven”

      By: Rachana Sainger PhD, Jocelyn Ulrich, MPH, and Jennifer Jaskowiak MBA The HBA Mid Atlantic Chapter Women in Science (WIS) Affinity Group recently completed a pilot professional development scholarship program initiated in 2013. The program titled “WIScience Scholarship: The Premier Catalyst for Developing Women Leaders in Science” provided an excellent opportunity for budding scientists and women in scientific or technical roles to advance their careers, build networks among peers and volunteer for a premier association for the advancement of women as thought leaders in healthcare. The scholarship program was recognized by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Board with a … Continue reading Pilot WIScience Scholarship Program is a success – “it’s scientifically proven”

HBA President Terri Pascarelli’s Reflections on 2013

In the 2013 HBA, we too have an opportunity to go where there is no path, and blaze a trail. As I reflect on what we’ve accomplished together this year, here’s what I’m thinking about: Our HBA leadership team has taken significant steps to address how we will fulfill our mission and vision heading into the future – and it’s causing us to blaze a new trail. We updated our board operating structure, carefully prioritized our strategies, and engaged across the corporate and chapter operating units of the HBA to set the strategic direction in motion. We’ve committed to three … Continue reading HBA President Terri Pascarelli’s Reflections on 2013

Book review: The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work

Book by Karen Hough Reviewed by Carol Meerschaert As a staff member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, an organization that offers a radical hospitality experience, reading a book with a theme of radical collaboration warmed my heart and peaked my interest. The introduction of this book describes “your biggest problem at work and the most unexpected solution.” This section examines how work issues are tied to the need to collaborate, be flexible, and most importantly engage and engender trust. Karen then shares how the four secrets of improvisation solves these problems. Theatrical improvisers rely on trust in each other to … Continue reading Book review: The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work

Friendly Persuasion: How to Get What You Want in Negotiations by Carol Rosenbaum

  “In business, you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.”     Charles L. Karrass   We negotiate every day both at home and at work. It’s a way to get what we want from others – a back and forth communication to reach an agreement. You want more resources for your team…but your boss says she has a reduced budget. Or you want your direct reports to assume extra duties at the end of the fiscal year…but they resist, already stretched. You’re arguing to keep the team you’ve built…but your manager has been told to cut … Continue reading Friendly Persuasion: How to Get What You Want in Negotiations by Carol Rosenbaum

Leading and Communicating in Difficult Times by Karen Friedman

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a realistic risk exercise involving scores of local state and federal officials. The purpose of the day- long event was to allow participants to implement emergency response plans, coordinate activities and practice responding to a potential incident that could threaten public safety in order to protect the public should a real life emergency occur. As an observer and evaluator of communication tactics and strategies, what impressed me most was the constant attention of every participant across multiple agencies to protect those who were affected by the threatening situation that was unfolding. To … Continue reading Leading and Communicating in Difficult Times by Karen Friedman