Leadership

August 21, 2018
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The key to success is striving to see clearly what is desired, setting our heart and whole being to the task, and implementing a thoughtful plan. Doing this can help overcome a variety of challenges and help us fear…less. –  LindaShell.com Long term care can be a scary place right now. Workforce issues, regulatory challenges

August 14, 2018
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Let’s face it – the field of aging services is a change driven, chaotic environment. You start each day with plans and goals in place, only to find those altered by staffing challenges, resident needs, problem follow-up, and occasionally a visit from “friends” from the health department. So how do you find success in this

July 31, 2018
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The following post was originally posted at MedBridgeEducation.com on July 10, 2018. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” –Aristotle To know and lead others, one must start by knowing oneself – implying that all successful leaders must embrace a realistic portraiture of their leadership style including strengths, gaps, knowledge, and experience. Beginning with

July 24, 2018
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In our last blog post, we looked at the Vision of Lindashell.com; the ideal future we strive to create. We want to see long-term care fundamentally change to an industry of evidence-based practices that are routinely reviewed and ethics that are routinely prioritized. And, rather than throwing every plan at the wall to see if

July 17, 2018
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When Lindashell.com was started, we wanted to make a commitment. A commitment to do passionate work in the field long term care and to the values that drive that passion. That commitment is crystalized in our 3 key statements of Vision, Mission and Focus. There are two main reasons we choose to adhere to these

July 10, 2018
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All of us experience conflicts in some shape, form, or fashion at various points in our  career. Sometimes it is a disagreement with a co-worker, supervisor, employee, resident, or family member. Conflict is a natural outcome of being in the people business. As people, we all bring different ideas, thoughts, perceptions, and opinions to a

June 19, 2018
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The past two weeks, we’ve explored what an employee-first culture consists of and how it benefits employees and employers alike. The question now is, what are the first steps for putting a structure like this into place? And why is starting this transition process so difficult for some organizations? This is what Vineet Nayar’s book “Employees First, Customers

June 12, 2018
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Introduced in the previous blog, the concept of the employee-first culture has started to transform workplace structures across the world. Companies of all sizes and industries are seeing the benefits of prioritizing their employees’ needs and empowering them in their daily interactions with clients. What kind of impact might implementing an employee-centered culture have on organizations in the long-term

June 5, 2018
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You’ve probably heard the phrase “the customer is always right” a thousand times before. It’s so ingrained in our culture and everyday business practices because it seems like common sense. Prioritize the needs of the customer above all else and business will thrive. But there’s an often overlooked member of this equation that truly has the greatest impact