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By emphasizing a person’s strengths, they improve in all areas of their performance. Leadership is much more about finding positive qualities in people. It is about building them up and then building upon that.
Brett Clayson

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Learning the Ropes: Three Expert Tips for Team-Building

What can 15 years of team-building leadership teach you? A lot. Expressive therapies manager, Holly Badger supervised the Huntsman Mental Health Institute's (formally known as the University Neuropsychiatric Institute) ROPES Course before becoming a manager of UNI's Expressive Therapy program. Here, Holly gives Accelerate a crash course in building community while strengthening a team.

Create a Positive Learning Environment for Optimal Care

Learners, patients, and teachers are more confident and inspired when we take time to create positive learning environments. Pediatric endocrinologist Kathleen Timme gives practical advice for integrating key aspects of a positive learning environment into your daily interactions.

Four Things Collaborative Leaders Do Well

When it comes to work, collaboration is key, but do we really know what good collaboration looks like or how it functions? Director of Organizational Development Chris Fairbank shares the importance of investing in collaboration and how to sustain a culture of effective collaboration.

The Difference between Empathy and Compassion

How can we put compassion for ourselves and others at the center of what we do? Second year medical student Tanner Nelson interviews Medical Director and Physician Assistant Wendy Macey discuss how to build compassion in your practice.

How to Listen—Really Listen—To Feedback From Your Team

Listening to—and learning from—employees makes for a more humble and thoughtful leader. Chris Shirley, support services director, shares how he turned some stinging feedback into an opportunity to create community and inclusion.

Nurse Leader Rounding: How to Ask Open-Ended Questions

Expert communicators Emily Izzo and Bridgette Maitre share how to ask open-ended questions to encourage conversation and promote meaningful connection.

How to Step Back and Give People Space to Speak

Learning to listen is not only a leadership skill—it’s a life skill. Leadership training specialist Jess Burgett shares three practical tips for harnessing the power of listening with intent.

Active Learning: Techniques to Improve Learner Engagement

Keeping learners engaged during a talk or presentation is a challenge almost all educators have encountered. With the transition to more virtual learning over the past year, capturing learners’ attention can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. What are some tools and techniques to improve learner engagement?

Recognize Your Staff at Ground Level

Effective recognition is key to engaging your team in the increasingly tough work we ask them to do. Luckily, we have an expert to guide us. HR’s senior director of employee experience, Christian Sherwood shares how you can better recognize your team – starting today.

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.

How to Make the Shift from Doing to Leading

Our work has high stakes, and it’s natural we feel a deep sense of responsibility. Ally Tanner teaches us that trust helps lighten the load.

The Complete Clinician Model Toolkit

Effective relationships are key to creating a safe and supportive environment for clinicians and patients alike. Use this toolkit to explore how to build and integrate relationship management skills into your daily work.