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On today’s episode of Practice Freedom, Mark tackles the fine line between “brutally honest” and “honestly brutal,” untangling the complexities of communication in healthcare leadership. This episode is a deep dive into emotional intelligence and the art of apologies, with real-life examples illustrating how leaders can navigate conflict gracefully and effectively.

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Have you ever been in a professional disagreement, teetering on the edge of saying something you might regret?

On today’s episode of Practice Freedom, Mark tackles the fine line between “brutally honest” and “honestly brutal,” untangling the complexities of communication in healthcare leadership. This episode is a deep dive into emotional intelligence and the art of apologies, with real-life examples illustrating how leaders can navigate conflict gracefully and effectively.

You’ll hear how to create an environment where vulnerability is accepted and encouraged. Mark unpacks the importance of emotional safety and how it breeds a culture of vulnerability-based trust, setting the foundation for a robust team in both health and progress. You won't find lectures here but an invitation to an interactive experience that aims to propel us all toward the ultimate goal of practice freedom.

Remember, it's not just about leading a team. It's also about cultivating a space where every member feels heard, supported, and motivated to grow both professionally and personally.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The difference between “brutally honest” and “honestly brutal” in healthcare leadership communication
  • Emotional intelligence and owning your mistakes as keys to navigating and resolving conflicts effectively
  • Creating emotional safety and vulnerability-based trust in healthcare teams for open dialogue and trust-building
  • Using “Five Dysfunctions of a Team” and “Positive Intelligence” as tools to manage defensiveness and foster empathy
  • Encouraging healthcare leaders to confront challenges, embrace imperfections, and celebrate victories

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