Summer 2013
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Adding Value to Student Membership
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Avoid Complacency in Presentations
Focus on Professional Growth
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Dave Engel, FACHE
Phillips County Hospital
Phillipsburg, KS
President Elect
Heather Fuller, FACHE
Sunflower Health Network
Salina, KS
Past President
Janet Stanek, FACHE
Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Topeka, KS
Melissa L. Hungerford, FACHE
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS
ACHE Regent
Jeremy Armstrong, FACHE
St. Luke Hospital and Living Center
Marion, KS
Focus on Professional Growth

Create an individual development plan to become a stronger leader and colleague. Pick one quality about yourself that you would like to change, and then answer the following questions:

  • If I improve [area you want to strengthen], how will I benefit? Figure out what’s in it for you. If you won’t benefit in some way, you aren’t likely to commit to the change. Example: If I improve how I show my appreciation, I will improve my relationships.
  • How will others benefit? Describe how the change will positively affect your colleagues, employees, boss, team and organization. Example: My employees will know that I appreciate them, and that will boost their morale. They’ll be happier and more productive, and that will decrease turnover.
  • How will changing this behavior lead me to reach my professional and personal goals? Example: I’ll have a happier, more productive team, which increases our chances of hitting our targets. Showing my family and friends my appreciation will strengthen those relationships.
  • What will happen if I don’t change? Example: I could lose valuable employees. That turnover could kill our productivity and our chances of hitting our goals.
  • What will be the cost of changing this behavior? Will you have to give up something? How much time will it take? Example: It takes only minutes a day to recognize someone’s hard work.

— Adapted from “Is That Development Goal Really Worth It?”  by Dan McCarthy, Great Leadership,

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