• I Don’t Believe in Work-Life Balance

    We’ve all heard the term “work-life balance.” Personally, I don’t like it. The phrase suggests a way of looking at things that, in my opinion, isn’t helpful. It creates the image of a scale where “work” sits on one side, and “life” on the other. Your...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Writing a Personal Mission Statement

    Do you have a personal mission statement? Self-development experts, coaches and inspirational leaders have long encouraged the practice of hammering out a few sentences that summarize your overarching goal in life. My own experience would tend to commend the exercise as well. However, taking the time and...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Management is Messy

    I am convinced that one of the reasons why so many healthcare professionals struggle when transitioning to management roles is the sheer messiness of it all. Medical folks are trained to insist upon good order, and rightly so. Chaos is the enemy of workplace safety and patient care. Doctors, nurses, and...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Leading by Example

    It is my conviction that managers really do make all the difference in the world. Great managers get great results and build great teams. Bad managers don’t.  But it is also my conviction that managers generally mirror the leadership culture created by those they report to. There is, if you will, a...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Making “People” Your Priority

    I don’t always do it perfectly, or even very well. Every day I want to get better. But I am 100% convinced that being a successful manager, director, VP, or C-suite executive means putting people first. It means my direct reports are more important than my email. It means my team is more important than...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • How I Stay Motivated: 5 Things

    Motivation, like any resource, needs replenishment. If you manage a pharmacy you likely have some sort of inventory replenishment system. Without this, your stock would disappear and your whole business would come to a grinding halt. We all keep an eye on our gas tank. For me, anything below half a tank...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Healthcare Needs Managers!

    If you were to ask me what I honestly believe the most desperately needed role in healthcare today is, I think most people would be surprised. I love doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants and pharmacists…but none of those are it. I love physical therapists, and radiologists and technicians, but...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Balancing Passion and Patience in Leadership

    I have noticed a tendency in some otherwise great healthcare leaders throughout my career to fall short of the influence they might have had by failing to, as I see it, balance passion and patience. Too much of one, or too little of the other, makes a lopsided leader whose impact can suddenly derail. Allow...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • In Defense of Silos

    Bashing silos is all the rage in corporate culture. “Tear down the silos” and “Stop working in silos” and “We have too many silos” are typical mantras bandied about at leadership huddles and boardroom meetings. And in a sense they are right. Teams working in radical...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • A Checklist of Disrespectful Behaviors

    Respect /ri-spek/. “To view or consider with some degree of reverence; to esteem as possessed of real worth.” That’s how Noah Webster’s dictionary defined respect in 1828. But according to many workers, bosses today may need a reminder about the meaning of the word. For example,...

    Author : Jason Poquette