Communication Mistakes That Will Damage Your Leadership – Part 1

Communication and leadership go hand in hand. Good communication can motivate people, keep people informed and gain you credibility and respect. When we make communication mistakes, we might find exactly the opposite happens. In this article, we’ll look at some of the common communication mistakes that I see (and have [...]

By | 2019-07-31T19:02:38+00:00 August 21, 2019|Leadership Development|

What’s the Right Thing to Say When Someone Is Grieving? from Psychology Today

Four simple steps for supporting the people we care about. Each year, I teach a class on grief and loss to masters students studying to become counselors. On the first day of class, I give them a simple assignment: Jot down a few paragraphs about your biggest fears and concerns regarding working with clients facing lo [...]

By | 2019-07-26T22:40:17+00:00 August 7, 2019|Wellness|

The Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program – An incredible opportunity!

Susan L. Adams, Ph.D., RN, NP, CNS Associate Professor, UC Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing I had the fortune of being one of 12 scholars chosen for the Interprofessional (IP) Teaching Scholars Program (Cohort of 2017). As a seasoned educational veteran, I was introduced to newer thinking about approaches to [...]

By | 2019-07-26T22:43:17+00:00 July 24, 2019|Teaching|

Gene Crumley’s Summer Reading List

Below are books that I’ve read in the last 20+ years that have been seminal in my thinking about leadership. As you will see, my interests have jumped around over the last two plus decades! Let me start here, with THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK YOU CAN READ AS A LEADER! The Promise of Sleep William Dement You probably don’t [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:07:26+00:00 July 10, 2019|Leadership Development|

Providing for Our Faculty Professional Development Needs

David Tom Cooke, MD, FACS At the UC Davis Department of Surgery, we developed the SUCCEED Program. The purpose of the SUCCEED program is to provide mentoring and support for our faculty and provide them with an environment that maximizes their professional development. To find out what our faculty want, we performed an [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:04:00+00:00 June 19, 2019|General|

How one surgical program doubled its percent of underrepresented residents

Shaking up residency program admissions Editor’s note: The opinions expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AAMC or its members. As the first African American general surgery program director in the history of the department of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:01:53+00:00 June 5, 2019|Diversity|

Crucial Conversations

Overview of Crucial Conversations: Crucial Conversations is a course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering opening dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), [...]

Special Guest Post – Lip Gloss Rehab

Lip Gloss Rehab! As part of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, one of my favorite department mentoring activities is our semi-annual Lip-Gloss Rehab gatherings.  This is an easy model to replicate for any department and can be extremely rewarding.  Our group was started several years ago by one of ou [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:10:36+00:00 May 1, 2019|General|

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful Than You – Harvard Business Review

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should you say? What the Exp [...]

By | 2019-07-22T21:53:16+00:00 April 3, 2019|General|