The Power of Networking

How often do you take time for “networking?” When was the last time you encouraged your team to dedicate time to developing strategic relationships? Do you have a plan to carve out time to purposefully “connect?” When I have these types of conversations with organizational leaders, I’ll often ask a follow-up question about a successful […]

CEO Perspective – The Power of Networking

Interview with Paul Bolino, CEO of Community Counseling Center, Ohio The role of your organization as a community partner has grown tremendously under your leadership; was this a priority that you established when you joined the organization? Yes, this was absolutely a priority for our organization. We needed to get the word out about what […]

Investing in Workforce Development by Spreading Joy

#behavioralhealth #BH365 #joyinwork #BHLeadership When I read Richard Sheridan’s book, Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workforce People Love, it rang so true to me. I don’t think there’s any workplace that thinks, “we don’t really care if people like working here or like their job,” but Joy, Inc. took the concept 180 degrees from […]

Why Focus on Professional Development, An Interview with Mark Ware, MHMR of Tarrant County.

#behavioralhealth #leadership #professionaldevelopment #BH365# #mentalhealth Employee turnover and employee satisfaction are big issues for many behavioral health organizations, and while everyone agrees they’re important, not all organizations have a dedicated plan to promote a positive work environment, support employees, and encourage professional development. Deciding where to focus limited resources can be a daunting task for […]

What’s the real value of family engagement

I have a brother with bipolar disorder and our story is one of the more tragic. I say our story because we are a family; his life impacts ours and his illness has broken us all. Every single clinician I’ve ever talked to says they value family involvement. Every CEO of a behavioral health care […]

Managing Complex Change in Behavioral Health Organizations

Recently I spoke with friend and colleague Matt Hoffman, Managing Partner from Afia Health. I’ve had the pleasure of working directly with Matt and the Afia team for the past three years, and for many years before that at the National Council for Behavioral Health. Many of you are familiar with their work as technology […]

CEO Perspectives – Managing Complex Change

We spoke with Diane Gould, President & CEO of Advocates in Framingham, MA about managing complex change. Why did you decide to invest in how your organization manages change? Like many organizations, we have a history of starting projects and six months later looking across the table asking, “whatever happened with that project?” We participated […]

Red Fish in a Sea of Blue

I’m a Republican and I care as much about behavioral health as any Democrat I’ve met. Despite preconceptions we may have about each other, there are areas of agreement when it comes to the importance of helping those with mental health and substance use disorders. Just because the solutions may be different, doesn’t mean the […]