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In order to make tough decisions easier, I have learned to include staff in decisions, to seek support from leaders, and to take care of myself.
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Vulnerability Is Not Weakness—It’s Why Our Patients Trust Us

Dentist Gary Lowder has spent the past 36 years working with patients who suffer from jaw disorders that result in chronic pain. As faculty in the School of Dentistry, he’s passing along the power of vulnerability as a patient trust-building exercise with his trainees.

Resilience Toolbox

The U of U Health Resiliency Center shares a growing list of resources you and your team can use to continue building resilience together.

Bridging the Gap: Black Physicians of Utah

Physician leader and community organizer Richard Ferguson shares his work to form Utah’s first organization for Black physicians, with the aim to build a community among current Black physicians, residents, and students working or living in Utah.

“Know My Name” – The Power of Small Gestures

It might seem basic, but just calling someone by their name is one of the most powerful forms of recognition a physician can give their team. Moran Vision Services administrative director Brent Price and physician and vice chair Norm Zabriskie share the many lessons they learned from putting employees’ voices at the center of resilience efforts.

Tips for New Faculty: What I Wish I Knew When I Joined the U

Being new is hard. Often for new faculty, it means adjusting to a new state, new team, new patients, and a new organizational culture. We asked hospitalists Ryan Murphy and Valerie Vaughn and surgeon Ellen Morrow for tips that only come from a little time under the belt.

Team Meetings on Life Support?

Team meetings can be an important way to connect, but not if your team members dread going to them. Zac Watne, senior manager of payment innovation, gives hope to this workplace staple with simple advice: learn together.

Know Your Learner: Why Teaching Adults is Different

Adults are unique learners; they come with their own experiences, preferences, and baseline knowledge. Pediatricians Kerry Whittemore and Kathleen Timme discuss adult learning theory and how physicians can approach adult learners to teach more effectively. This is part of the podcast series: M.ED: Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician by Kerry Whittemore.

Learning Experiences and Advice From a 4th-Year Medical Student

M.ED host Kerry Whittemore sits down with Garrett Christensen, a 4th-year medical student at the time of recording, to discuss the clinical years of medical training, as part of the Medical Education for the Practicing Clinician podcast series.

How to Lead a Remote Team

Your social media feeds are awash with tips for working from home, but how do you lead from home? Karen Wilson and Dawn Newberry, of University Medical Billing, have led remote teams for years. Their experience boils down to one principle: build and maintain connection.

The Always Evolving Leader

Leadership is not a destination, but a journey where you’re constantly evolving and entering new stages. Dayle Benson, chief of staff of clinical affairs and executive director of the University of Utah Medical Group, shares how to practice and embrace generativity to nurture the skills of those around you and become a better leader.

Four Ways Leaders Can Encourage Teams to Recover

Chief Wellness Officer Amy Locke shares practical strategies for leaders to address the real tension we’re feeling between the desire to take a break and the increasing workload.

Feedback is a Gift: Making the Most of WellCheck Survey Results

Chris Fairbank, director of organizational development, gives practical advice for using feedback from the Hospitals and Clinics WellCheck survey as a springboard for dialogue and growth, rather than a yardstick of personal leadership.