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Aligning Your Strategy for 2019

As a positive leader, one of the most important things you can do right now is assure that your organization is strategically aligned for success in 2019.  This means assuring that your strategy is clear, your people are engaged, and your infrastructure is designed to support execution.  This type [...]

By |2019-01-09T14:50:47+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

Creating Health Opportunity by Design

Health equity has emerged a core value for public policy and community health improvement.  A key strategy for advancing health equity is to create health opportunity in partnership with the people we serve.  Health opportunity has tremendous potential as a mobilizing strategy because virtually every organization can play [...]

By |2018-10-06T18:49:17+00:00October 5th, 2018|

The Power of Positive Leadership

Positive leadership can help you elevate people and performance to accomplish your mission.  Positive leadership is a concept that is receiving more attention as people strive to to work together for good in these challenging times.  Positive leadership certainly sounds like a good thing, and if it works [...]

By |2019-01-14T21:14:15+00:00September 3rd, 2018|

Spotlight on Social Impact

Social impact is receiving more attention from mission-based organizations. What does social impact mean, and why is it attracting the spotlight? Social impact can be defined as the impact of an organization or program on the health and well-being of individuals.  Conceptually, social impact falls under our broader umbrella of positive [...]

By |2018-09-05T19:57:41+00:00August 6th, 2018|

Five Strategic Keys for Effective Community Collaboration

Collaboration is essential for community health improvement.  We can improve our chances for success by considering five strategic keys for effective community collaboration. 1. Shared Vision Effective collaboration requires that all partners share a vision of the purpose, scope, culture, design, funding, and success indicators for the project. Ask: How does [...]

By |2018-08-18T18:47:35+00:00June 10th, 2018|

Leading Change by Design

How can we help people buy into change?   This is one of the most common questions we hear from leaders and team members who are trying to help people move in a new direction.  Leading change is rarely easy, but we can improve our chances by designing change in ways [...]

By |2018-08-16T17:25:35+00:00June 10th, 2018|

How to Demonstrate the Value of Your Organization

The secret to sustainability is to demonstrate value to key stakeholders.  In today's funding environment it is essential to demonstrate value. At Community Health Solutions we help organizations define and demonstrate value by applying a five-step process as outlined below. The result is a 'strategic value model' that can be [...]

By |2018-08-16T17:26:29+00:00June 10th, 2018|

Learning to Be Great

"If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near." -- Jack Welch With this insight, Jack Welch defines an important strategic challenge for every organization operating today.  The pace of change is fast and accelerating. If we do not [...]

By |2018-08-16T17:27:45+00:00June 10th, 2018|