Our leadership curriculum is a two year curriculum and we are now in the second year of an every other month leadership topical curriculum. What is great about Scott is that he really lives and breathes leadership literature and topics. He has served as a great resource for me personally to bounce ideas off and to help with many of our topics even when he does not personally lecture about the topic. He has forwarded countless references regarding different aspects of leadership.
Of course Scott’s forte is his ability to lecture and to get the message across to our learners (residents and some faculty) in a way that they can identify and has meaning to them. Scott addressed our group during two of our sessions during our first year; Leadership EQ and The Importance of Playing to Your Strengths in the Workplace. We have used a variety of speakers for our leadership curriculum but Scott has by far exceeded the rest. I believe this if for a number of reasons. He relates very well to the group and is always very well prepared arriving early and sending follow up emails to share links and references. Including interactive and small groups activities that apply to our learners has also been a key to his success. We also have really enjoyed his humility and great sense of humor.
I am planning on more input from Scott for year two of our curriculum and just wanted to send a short note of thanks for sharing Scott’s expertise and also to let you know about how well our sessions are going.
As you know Scott is an easy person to connect with, and I feel I now have a definite connection to someone truly passionate about this topic.
Daniel R. Martin, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ohio State University
Scott was first recommended to me when I was looking for a campus expert that could facilitate a strategic planning session for our small research support unit, Medical Visuals. Medical Visuals operates an earnings fund and we needed to do some in-depth forecasting and business development work. Scott successfully led us to design a workable plan in just one day.
–After this work, one of the Medical Visuals team members suggested we invite Scott in to lead a series of professional development lunch and learns for our staff on the concept of leading from where you are—encouraging more library employees to find and use their own leadership skills. Scott enthusiastically led six sessions based on some of the concepts in his leadership book. Sessions were well-received by our staff and most feedback centered on Scott’s easy communications style that made them more willing to participate.
–At the end of this series, when we were closer to Pamela Bradigan’s retirement, we invited Scott back to facilitate a change/stress management session with our staff. He also talked about trust, integrity, and open communication issues that I’m continuing to address in my interim director role. He shared with us the concept of utilizing a transition monitoring team to facilitate two-way communication during times of change and this is something we have since initiated here in the HSL.
–Finally, I invited Scott to join one of our Library Advisory Committee meetings—where he facilitated strategic planning discussions. Again, I received positive feedback from Committee members from across the health sciences colleges and hospitals.
–Ahead of each of these sessions, Scott met with me and other managers to make sure he clearly understood our needs and goals. And, he always followed up with additional resources and suggestions.
Libraries are going through tremendous change and I’m grateful to have had an experienced consultant to call on for coaching and guidance. Please let me know if I can ever provide additional information about his services.
Lynda Hartel, MLS, AHIP
Health Sciences Library
“Well worth the cost. Our two managers who already attended loved the workshop and thought it was helpful in their new roles.”
“The leadership session exceeded my expectations! As a new leader in a major medical center I was a little intimidated by all of my newly acquired responsibilities. This session gave me the tools that I needed to prioritize, motivate a clinical team, on-board new staff members, maintain a capital budget and have fun while doing it! I would definitely recommend this session for any clinical leader. It will give you the necessary confidence to be successful in the ever dynamic, evidence-based world of healthcare.”
“Being new in a leadership role, the opportunity to network and grow with other professionals was awesome! The relationships that formed from the initial connections are ongoing. One-on-one sessions with healthcare and leadership professionals are insightful and confidence building. Having a ‘safe haven’ to discuss issues with associated solutions challenges you to take chances and think outside the box. In short, the program is priceless!”
“I thought the program was exceptional. I plan to utilize all of the concepts in my practice.”
“This was one of the best workshops I have ever attended. The material was excellent and provided a number of powerful pearls for practice.”
“Fantastic content! Phenomenal speaker! Passionate speaker, and very inspiring!”
“I was blown away. This was a very well done seminar.”
“Amazing. I enjoyed all five days. This was absolutely worth my time!”
“Wonderful atmosphere where like-minded motivated leaders can engage each other, redefine skills and tools, and get fresh new ideas about how to take their leadership to the next level. Truly enjoyed every minute!”
“I learned valuable, takeaway skills on communicating and resolving interpersonal workplace problems in a very effective manner to solve conflicts in a team setting.”
“The leadership curriculum Dr. Graham designed and delivered greatly helped us to become more cohesive, even though we have such diverse personalities in our group.”