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Pro-Tips From FemaleLeaders in HealthcareXX Retreat DCJune 2, 2013
The Tightrope Walk: BalancingBetween PrioritiesDefine your structure• Set explicit expectations foryour schedule• Know your...
Intrapreneurship: ChangingOrganizations from the Inside OutBring in an expert• Help the organization reflect,strategize, an...
How to Market Yourself andTell Your StoryUse social mediaDefine your personalmission and point of viewEdit your storyEmbrac...
Get Comfortable with BeingUncomfortable: Managing RiskDiscard your assumptions. Thinkwith the other side of your brainFost...
Getting to Yes: Closing Your FirstDealCONFIDENCE!Do your homework• Know what success lookslike for you and them• Identify ...
Your Most Important Life Choice:Choosing the Right PartnerKnow who you are andwhat you need beforefinding someone elseBalan...
The Customer is Always Right:Listening to and Engaging Your UsersCollect feedback butremember to be a productvisionaryBe o...
The Revolving Door: From the PublicSector to Private Sector and Back AgainWhy the public sector?• Affect change on a large...
Developing Mentor and SponsorRelationships Throughout Your CareerAvailability is key• Have clear expectations• Appreciate ...
Going Under, Over, and Around:Navigating Workplace ObstaclesKnow when to hold ‘em,know when to fold ‘emCreate an environme...
Lifehacking: How to Use Tech andOutsourcing to be More ProductiveOutsource• Hire someone for householdtasks where possible...
Get involved!ContributeVisit www.xxinhealth.orgLearn MoreShare a #Protip @XXinhealthAttendFind XX events in your areaat ww...
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Pro tips - XX Retreat DC June 2nd 2013

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The XX Retreat is a one-day invitation-only event that inspires and supports female leadership among emerging and experienced industry leaders.
The XX Retreat is distinct from other conferences and networking events in that is participatory -- it represents an opportunity for women to be open and honest about how their personal and professional lives interact to shape their individual approach working as a woman in healthcare.

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Pro tips - XX Retreat DC June 2nd 2013

  1. 1. Pro-Tips From FemaleLeaders in HealthcareXX Retreat DCJune 2, 2013
  2. 2. The Tightrope Walk: BalancingBetween PrioritiesDefine your structure• Set explicit expectations foryour schedule• Know your limits andboundariesAccept that you can’t doeverything• Evaluate what you need• Change work or changeexpectations accordinglyNegotiate andcommunicate• Nothing will happen unlessyou askFind the right help• Make time for youMake yourselfaccountable• Seek positive peerpressureBe the boss!
  3. 3. Intrapreneurship: ChangingOrganizations from the Inside OutBring in an expert• Help the organization reflect,strategize, and look inside• Provides third party validationAssess your organization• Are they ready for the biginnovation or the littleinnovation?Make the case for change• Assess risk and benefit• Understand the centers ofpowerGet buy in• Create connections at alllevels, across teams• Foster collaboration andparticipation for innovationCreate a culture thatfosters new thinking• Invite people to questionsprocesses, and plans
  4. 4. How to Market Yourself andTell Your StoryUse social mediaDefine your personalmission and point of viewEdit your storyEmbrace the pathBe future orientedImage is importantPerception is realityBe authenticShow your personalityKnow your audienceMeet people where they are andtake them on your journeyGet coached
  5. 5. Get Comfortable with BeingUncomfortable: Managing RiskDiscard your assumptions. Thinkwith the other side of your brainFoster transparencyLearn to create a “relaxed”physiological stateHave confidence in yourselfPut yourself in others’ shoesBalance consequences of notmanaging risks due todiscomfort
  6. 6. Getting to Yes: Closing Your FirstDealCONFIDENCE!Do your homework• Know what success lookslike for you and them• Identify deal-breakers andareas for negotiationsDefine the relationship• Know the target and keyplayers including resisters• Understand the climate• Aim for a strategicintroductionTap into your arsenal of tactics• Flexibility• Ability to say no• Alternatives• Framing as a win-win• Saving sticky points for the end• Avoidance of desperation• Closing of each step and definitionof action items
  7. 7. Your Most Important Life Choice:Choosing the Right PartnerKnow who you are andwhat you need beforefinding someone elseBalance expectationsRecognize the goodFind a partner whoembraces you ANDyour goalsBe malleable. Life is fullof change
  8. 8. The Customer is Always Right:Listening to and Engaging Your UsersCollect feedback butremember to be a productvisionaryBe open to feedback evenif it is negativeIt’s never too early to put aproduct in front of aconsumerWatch for what yourcustomers do, not whatthey sayPick the right channels tocommunicate and use theright language
  9. 9. The Revolving Door: From the PublicSector to Private Sector and Back AgainWhy the public sector?• Affect change on a largescaleBarriers to entering thepublic sector• Hiring process is lengthy• Structure is complexBarriers to entering theprivate sector• Translating experience tobusiness needsWhy the private sector?• Ability to have boots on theground to implement change• Hands-on experienceSolutions to entering thepublic sector• Connect with people ingovernment to learn thelandscape• Understand where youwould fitSolutions to entering theprivate sector• Get mentors to brainstormnext steps• Leverage your network
  10. 10. Developing Mentor and SponsorRelationships Throughout Your CareerAvailability is key• Have clear expectations• Appreciate helpingTrust is important• Must admit needs, problems• Articulate goals, options• Overcome and adapt todifferent perspectivesFoster your brain trust• Build relationships withdifferent people who havevaried perspectives, skills andexpertiseSeek micro- and macro-levelsponsors and mentors• Sponsors within your companyfor short-term goals• Mentors outside your companyfor long-term career focusDefine the mutual benefit• Seek ways that you can helpeach otherMaintain contact and buildrelationships
  11. 11. Going Under, Over, and Around:Navigating Workplace ObstaclesKnow when to hold ‘em,know when to fold ‘emCreate an environmentconducive to gettingthings doneManage your own path Use your voiceSometimes it is better to askfor forgiveness rather thanask for permission
  12. 12. Lifehacking: How to Use Tech andOutsourcing to be More ProductiveOutsource• Hire someone for householdtasks where possible (ie.cleaning, groceries)Prepare• Have healthy food available,convenient• Take a cab if needed• Order onlineDevelop your team anddelegate• Allows them to grow• Reduces your stressTurn off• Switch off gadgets• Set boundaries for “Off”timeDo less• Creativity needs spaceFoster supportive femalerelationships• Multitask activities (eg.exercise, laundry dates)
  13. 13. Get involved!ContributeVisit www.xxinhealth.orgLearn MoreShare a #Protip @XXinhealthAttendFind XX events in your areaat www.xxinhealth.org

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