We heard from a number of members and non-members they would like some activity north of Boston for networking! Join us at Backyard Brewery in Manchester, NH for appetizers and a cash bar.
In the continued journey to evolve in my own leadership style, as well as glean some inspiration, I recently took some time to listen to author and speaker, Ben Nemtin.
Nemtin is a NY Times best-selling author who was thriving at University and an incredible athlete who was unexpectedly faced with depression, leading his trajectory to change dramatically.
In addition to talking about the work he promotes with “bucket lists” and living an authentic life, Nemtin is clear in leadership development possibilities and the opportunity to do the impossible.
As leaders within healthcare, we have been challenged in unimaginable ways for over 3 years. None of us advanced through our education to be proficient in managing a pandemic, nor could we have predicted how our people would be affected throughout this tumultuous journey. While trying to care for our teams, our patients, and our organizations, we often forget about the impact this has had on US.
Nemtin’s discussion was an advanced dialogue outlining how to “fill your own cup, so you have enough to fill the cups of others.” Put yourself first and you will put yourself in a position to help others, give yourself space to think so you can be creative in a different way. We as leaders need to stop only looking ahead at the next project, challenge or deliverable – and celebrate the wins achieved! While this work is far easier to talk about rather than execute, I appreciated Nemtin’s checklist:
While servant leadership, empathy and resiliency are incredible (and necessary) attributes to successful leaders – there is weight in being a little bit selfish, taking the time to grow and sustain your own development, following dreams and passions, and doing the things you haven’t given yourself the space to explore!
Following a great event in Waltham in June, our team is happy to provide expectations for the upcoming year!
To help kick off a renewed year of activity, we will be offering a FREE YEAR of membership to WHCM if you sign up (or log in if you are an existing member) by September 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code to take advantage of this offer.
We are looking forward to offering two in-person networking events through the next year, in addition to a virtual speaker via Zoom. Our job board is up and running, and waiting for your additions! As a member, you are able to submit a posting at no charge that you are interested in sharing with our network. These postings are live for 90 days unless you ask to have them removed prior to that. In addition, your FREE membership gives you the contact information for other members of WHCM. Continuing to foster the opportunity to network and build professional relationships is our commitment to you!
For those who were able to attend our event in Waltham, you should have received your headshot photos.
We are looking forward to a great year of getting to know you, and look forward to your membership!
Please email us with questions.
WHCM Membership Team