One of my favorite principles of “enlightened leadership” is called “Expect the Best” — a principle that is ignored with alarming regularity in long-term care, on both the provider and the regulator sides.
President Obama, in his acceptance speech, talked about building bridges to tackle our nation’s problems. The survivors of Superstorm Sandy also face complicated challenges as they begin to rebuild their communities. When life is difficult and it’s hard to cope, we have to dig deep to find personal strength: It takes time to revitalize. Solitude itself provides a chance to rejuvenate emotionally. In the few free moments you do have, find what feels relaxing and brings you pleasure – listen to music that stirs your soul or curl up with … Continue reading →
Transparency and accountability are hot buzzwords in today’s media. In general, transparency refers to “something that is easily seen by all.” From an operational perspective, this is a very high bar. For Sunrise, the principles of transparency are what lie at the core of our mission and allow us to best serve the people and families entrusted in our care. Six years ago, Sunrise made a pro-active decision to establish a Compliance Program and in doing so, we became one of the first organizations in the field of developmental disabilities to formally instate an integrity program.
Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week is the first full week in May. Sunrise urges all staff members to commemorate and engage in Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week. At Sunrise, we remain committed to creating a work environment that promotes and encourages every employee to practice good work ethics, to adhere to all regulatory requirements and maintain our highest standards of excellence. “Do The Right Thing!”
Wise Leadership is the Lifeblood of any Organization To make real change in an organization, leaders must cast the vision for change and inspire others to join them on the journey. A culture change journey is one without a destination, and often … Continue reading →
Flat is Good Flat tires are bad. Flat cakes are bad. Flat organizations, can be, good. So, what makes an organization “flat?” All human organizations have leaders and followers. One thing that defines a free society is that people … Continue reading →
With funding from Picker Institute, the team that produced the best-selling “Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long-Term Care: What you do matters” has developed a series of multimedia resources that build on the book’s content. Click here to visit the … Continue reading →
St. Martin’s in the Pines is featured as an exemplary employer in a series of case studies by PHI. In this series that that highlights “quality care through quality jobs,” St. Martin’s tells their story of culture change, and the impact on their community: Through its journey toward this new vision, St. Martin’s has succeeded in enhancing […]
ChangingAging’s Dr. Bill Thomas was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the state of Maryland at the annual Governor’s Leadership in Aging Awards. Watch the video to see performances by other award winners.
The Green House Annual Meeting (September 7-9 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an opportune time for adopters to share wisdom, successful practices and stories that occur in your homes around the country. As shahbaz, Sarah Hoffman, expressed, “I am so inspired when other colleagues share their, ‘a-ha!’ moments with me, and I hope I can do the same in return.”
The Green House model is built on the coaching style of leadership. Listening is the most fundamental communication skill in coaching, but doing it well is very difficult. Listening fully and actively takes an enormous amount of energy and effort, which we do not often have. Because we know it is important for communication and […]