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ACCCBuzz Healthcare Leadership Series

Dr. Barbara Schmidtman offers her perspective on enhancing patient care and employee morale as a healthcare administrator in this monthly ACCCBuzz blog series. In each post, she will discuss the effective leadership practices that have positively impacted her and her teams.

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    Leading With My Heart
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    April 07, 2022
    This is the first post in an ACCCBuzz series on effective leadership practices in cancer care, written by Dr. Barbara Schmidtman.
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    Leading Through Trust
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    May 31, 2022
    The last time I wrote for ACCCBuzz, I shared that I would try to find nuggets of wisdom that were inspiring me in my work and day-to-day life in hope of inspiring you. One topic that keeps coming to my mind: building trust among our teams and colleagues.
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    Leading in Oncology Through Change
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    June 30, 2022
    Though managing and adapting to change can be two of the most stressful and intimidating elements of leadership, Dr. Schmidtman shares why leaders should embrace change just as their patients do.
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    Life Lessons: Finding Joy in Challenging Times
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    July 27, 2022
    Dr. Barbara Schmidtman discusses how life's challenges have taught her to embrace joy in the workplace through redefining "failure" and taking control of the uncontrollable.
  • Leading in Healthcare: The Importance of Recognition
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    September 29, 2022
    Recognizing the good work done within a healthcare organization can have a highly positive impact on team morale and productivity. Thus leaders should strive to recognize the work of their staff.
  • Burnout in Oncology: Results from ACCC’s 2022 Mini Z Survey
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    November 08, 2022
    Dr. Barbara Schmidtman highlights key findings from the 2022 ACCC Mini Z burnout survey, comparing results from the pre-pandemic 2019 to now.
  • Reflections on Healthcare Leadership in 2022 and Beyond
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    December 20, 2022
    Dr. Barbara Schmidtman—vice president of cancer health operations at Corewell Health West—recaps the leadership series she's written for ACCCBuzz in 2022.
  • Effective Leadership Strategies: Defining + Helping Others with Their Purpose
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    January 26, 2023
    By building camaraderie and strong relationships with their employees, healthcare leaders can reduce the effects of burnout, boost morale, and reduce turnover.
  • How to Lead Effective Meetings
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    February 22, 2023
    Dr. Barbara Schmidtman shares valuable strategies for leading effective meetings in a virtual setting.
  • Healthy Leadership Strategies: Take a Time Out to Walk
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    March 29, 2023
    With Dr. Barbara Schmidtman's blog this month, she hopes to remind you (and your teams) that simple things like taking a time out, going on quick walk, and more can help you with self-care during the workday.
  • Strengthening Your Oncology Workforce: How to Approach Leadership and Team Building
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD, and Josh Hendricks, BSN, OCN
    April 18, 2023
    Josh Hendricks joins Dr. Barbara Schmidtman on ACCCBuzz's healthcare leadership series. Learn how your approach to leadership may impede your team's professional growth or allow them to flourish.
  • Healthcare Leadership Strategies: Taking Time Off for Yourself
    By Barbara Schmidtman, PhD
    May 25, 2023
    Dr. Barbara Schmidtman shares why taking time off this spring or summer is important for leaders and their teams' self-care and job satisfaction.