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Best Leadership: Formal vs. Informal Leaders

  Apr 21st, 2014   -     Professional Development   -  

Originally appeared as Best Leadership: Formal vs. Informal Leaders Do you consider yourself to be a leader? Even if you aren’t officially designated as the leader of a group, it may turn out that you are considered to be a leader by the people you are in a group with. If you tend to find yourself […]

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Learning Leadership: Leadership Skill Set 2: Self-Regulation

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Originally appeared in Incident Prevention: Learning Leadership: Leadership Skill Set 2: Self-Regulation Science validates that in order to be a top performer at any task, self-awareness – which is discussed at length in the February 2013 issue of Incident Prevention – and self-regulation are key. These two skills are the basis for what Dr. Daniel Goleman, […]

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Social Skills in Leadership

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Except taken from: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Leaders who do well in the social skills element of emotional intelligence are great communicators. They’re just as open to hearing bad news as good news, and they’re expert at getting their team to support them and be excited about a new mission or project. Leaders who have […]

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Empathy in Leadership – 10 Reasons Why It Matters

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Originally written by Traveer Naseer: Empathy in Leadership – 10 Reasons Why It Matters Last week I had the distinct pleasure of co-hosting the weekly #LeadFromWithin tweetchat with Lolly Daskal. The subject of my chat was “The Role of Empathy in Leadership” and I have to say I was gratified by both the level of participation and […]

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All Successful Leaders Need This Quality: Self-Awareness

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Originally Appeared in Forbes: All Successful Leaders Need This Quality: Self-Awareness It’s always pleasant, if uncommon, to find out something you’ve long intuitively believed has been, unbeknownst to you, validated by research.  This was the case when I recently came across a study emphasizing the importance of “self-awareness” as a critical trait for successful leaders. The study was […]

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Are you born to be motivated?

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Originally Appearing in Chicago Tribune: Are you born to be motivated? Experts explain why we’re driven and how to increase motivation Can motivation be in your wiring or is this learned behavior? According to experts, it’s a little bit of both. “We do have different temperaments and different personality styles when we’re born, but research […]

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Radiation Overdoses Point Up Dangers of CT Scans

  Apr 18th, 2014   -     News   -  

This article originally appeared in The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/16/us/16radiation.html?_r=0 By WALT BOGDANICH Originally Published: October 15, 2009 At a time when Americans receive far more diagnostic radiation than ever before, two cases under scrutiny in California — one involving a large, well-known Los Angeles hospital, the other a tiny hospital in the northern part of the […]

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Professional Development #1: Are you a “Super Tech”?

  Apr 16th, 2014   -     Professional Development   -  

Professional Development Series #1: Are you a “Super Tech”? We’ve heard this term before to describe those technologists who have pursued additional certifications, supervisory roles, advanced degrees, and other avenues of professional growth. These are people who have turned their job into a career. At AltusMedical we recognize those individuals who are committed to professional development and are here to help […]

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Breast Tomography – Better than FFDM?

  Apr 9th, 2014   -     Mammography   -  

This is an excerpt from the article that appeared in Applied Radiology authored by Nadia Shah, MD, Tsz W. Ng, MD, and Ellen Shaw de Paredes, MD, FACR. “Mammography has proven to be an effective, cost-effective screening exam, which has reduced breast cancer mortality. Several technical modifications have been made to mammography since evolving from xeromammography to the development of […]

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Cardiac CT

  Apr 2nd, 2014   -     CT   -  

Is Cardiac CT part of your practice? CT Angiography has been around for a number of years. Improved scanner resolution speed, software and protocols have made capturing a moving object – the heart – possible. However, not every facility is set up to perform this valuable diagnostic procedure. What are the best options and protocols for […]

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