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Engaging the C-suite to Advance Pharmacy Practice Providing quality patient care through progressive pharmacy practice Effective Communication and Leadership: Knowing Yourself, Learning From Your Mistakes, and Maximizing Your Potential Samuel Calabrese, R.Ph., M.B.A., FASHP Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH
Components of Effective Communication Credibility Integrity Relationships Knowing yourself - Self Reflection
Credibility Customers Boss Staff Management Team
Establishing Credibility and Trust Customers - Peers –Find loudest critics and get them to the table Establish Nursing-Pharmacy Committee Establish relationships based upon trust and mutual respect – e.g.; Pyxis ® rollout example –Work toward common goals Be seen as collaborative, not just Pharmacy Kingdom based Do the right thing for the patient –Deliver (integrity)
Credibility – Your Boss Deliver –Hit the numbers –Deal with complaints –Be proactive –Always deliver when you ask for resources Don’t shy away from tough issues –When placed in command - take charge –Always say yes to your boss: “Can-do” action orientation May have to say yes, but… Follow-through on everything –Even if answer is no, circle back yourself Communicate pro-actively –If it is bad news, it comes from you first. Bosses don’t like to be caught off guard
Credibility – Your Staff (Team) Deliver (see the trend?) Advocate for them –New space or remodels –Increased staffing –Gallup question: “I have the materials and equipment I need to do my job” Just buy the computer, or book, or file cabinet… If you have a $32,000,000 drug budget, you shouldn’t get too worked up over spending $100 to make their life easier
Credibility – Your Staff (Team) Set the tone for respectful communication in the department –Don’t tolerate inappropriate behavior It’s not OK to yell at staff meetings –Zero tolerance for the big three Race Sex Violence / intimidation – physical or verbal –Document all disciplinary conversations –Don’t tolerate people outside of your department treating your staff inappropriately
Credibility – Your Staff (Team) Know them –Meet with all new employees when they start Discuss the Vision on day one –Walk through the department every day (MBWA) and address every employee by name –Regular staff meetings MBWA –Be accessible –They can bring an issue to your attention They should have a potential solution when they do
Credibility – Your Management Team Take care of those who take care of you! Know their goals Prepare them for their desired role –Give them authority to make decisions –Give them face time with Sr. Administration –Praise them in front of your boss when they do a good job –Give them the credit for their successes –Be an advocate for their careers
Credibility – Your Management Team Pay them well Go to bat for them Establish a Leadership Pipeline A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements. –H.S.M. Burns – 1988 President Shell Oil Company
Integrity Do the right thing –Don’t make “special arrangements” They will always come back to bite you in the butt –Don’t bow to pressure if it compromises integrity Example - Dept Head, Dean and CEO phone call for special hiring treatment
It’s All About Relationships Help us do our job –Get crucial information –Avoid pitfalls or problems –Obtain the tools to do your job –Identify opportunities Relationships are a two way street –Must be willing to assist others to foster and grow long term relationships
It’s All About Relationships Be Honest –with others –with yourself –when giving difficult news –always Listen –good, active listening should make you tired, it’s hard work
Where do you begin? Prioritize and create opportunities to build better working relationships –Introductions –Initiate a meeting –Take advantage of casual meeting opportunities –Congratulatory s
Strategies for building relationships Ask for other’s prospective –How would a new idea effect their area –How does the idea look from their view –Do not dismiss input or ideas Help others with their goals –Investment in your future projects –Identify opportunities before asked
Key Principles – Focus on Them Maintain or enhance self-esteem –Show you respect their perspectives and opinions –Acknowledging them for help –Showing interest in their personal interests Listen and respond with empathy –Paraphrasing when communicating –Body language
Knowing Yourself “Those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it” “If you keep doing the same thing, don’t expect different results” “If things go wrong, look in the mirror for answers”
Knowing Yourself Tools –Strength Finders –Insights Color wheel Red, Green, Blue, Yellow Our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses –Strength: Passionate, goal oriented, driven –Weakness: See above
Management Style Authoritative Coaching Affiliative Democratic Pacesetting Coercive Key is to be able to vary your style and approach depending on the situation!!
Reflection Why is this important? –Sources of honest feedback decline as you move up the ladder –Identify actions to continue –Identify actions to eliminate
Key Areas for Reflection Vision and Priorities –If asked would my employees be able to articulate the vision and priorities? Feedback –Do I give people timely feedback? Succession Planning –Am I delegating sufficiently? Leading Under Pressure –How do I behave under pressure?
Key Takeaways Successful communication requires credibility, integrity and relationships. Knowing oneself provides knowledge to refine/enhance communication Reflection provides a means to self evaluate when honest feedback from others is not available
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