We had a great day of learning and growth on Friday at our quarterly leadership meeting. We focused on the five dysfunctions of a team. We spent a lot of time working on the base layer of a solid team which is trust. The day included a lot of exercises and sharing best practices. We shared a lot on a personal level and expanded the trust we have with each other. We came away as a stronger team ready to face the challenges of the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. I am so proud to work with this team of leaders and to be part of Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics.
It is important to take time to reconnect. This is important in both our work life and our family life. We are close to the end of many of the winter activities for our kids. This has been a welcome reprieve from the busy schedule of the past few months and we have found ourselves home at night. Of course the ice this week also helped with the cancellation of many activities and allowed for some additional time to have family dinners at the table and actual conversations. It reminds me of the old saying "it's not about the quantity of time you spend together but more about the quality of time you spend together". I love this quote because it reminds us that we can still make a difference even when we are busy. So this week your challenge is to reach out to someone you haven't talked to for awhile and reconnect. Never underestimate the difference this can make in your life and in theirs.