American College of Healthcare Executives
Your Chapter's Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2009
In This Issue

Winter THEF Program/Meeting Set
Message from the Regent - Winter 2009
THEF Scholarship Award Winners Announced
THEF To Receive the Award of Chapter Merit
THEF Has New Officers for 2009
Erwin Stainback, FACHE, Leaves Triad
THEF Board Adopts Goals for 2009
Results of ACHE Chapter Member Survey Are In
Fall Quarter ePoll Results
Brad Daniel, FACHE, Named Chair of "Healthcare Executive" Editorial Board
Fall THEF Program /Annual Meeting Well Received
Register Today for ACHE's 2009 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
Call in the Authorities
Dynamic Frames, Compelling Words
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


Did you know that all Triad area ACHE affiliates are automatically members of THEF at no additional cost?



National News

Chapter Officers


Robert E. Byrd, FACHE
Alamance Regional Medical Center


Christine L. Sternjacob
Novant Health Triad Region


Paul A. Jeffrey
Wesley Long Community Hospital Moses Cone Health System


Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE
High Point Regional Health System

Samuel B. Seifert
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Call in the Authorities
Adapted from Communications Solutions, October 2008

When you want people to agree with you, it never hurts to have a little authority on your side. That authority can take many forms:

  • Cite your source. One of the most common ways of using the power of authority is to mention a credible source that backs you up. Referring to an industry standard, pointing to an internal report, or even mentioning that a respected higher-up endorsed the idea can give weight to what you say or write.
  • Be your own expert. Sometimes you have no one to back you up but yourself. So make sure others understand your credentials—point to your education, mention how many years you have been in the field, bring up a similar project you did that succeeded. In short, build your own credibility.
  • Dress the part. Yes, it is shallow, but looks matter. When you need all the credibility you can get, dress the part of an expert—whether that means a business suit, lab coat or work boots. Make sure your appearance sends the message that you know what you are talking about.

Adapted from Communications Solutions, October 2008, (800) 878-5331;

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