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Posts by Topic: Leadership

February 28, 2020
Managing a Multigenerational Workforce in the Radiation Oncoloy Department

Millennials, Gen Z, Boomers... love them or hate them as professionals we all need to work with them. With as many as five generations in the workforce today it is no wonder that generations in the workforce is a hot topic for administrators who run Radiation Oncology Departments. Kim Lear shares great advice for working with and managing the different generations in the workforce today in our most recent podcast.

By Melissa Castan
Tags: Leadership
January 6, 2020
Like a Garden, Your Relationships Need Nurturing

Mentoring, in my opinion, is an overused term because I think we do it without putting the “mentoring” label on it. Mentoring is not like a shoebox with stuff in it that you pull out when you need it. It’s more aptly called relationship building, and it’s a core skill you should develop to use personally and professionally.

By Chet Szerlag
Tags: Early Career, Mentoring, Leadership
November 20, 2019
Late Career Is Not Too Late For A New Position

A few years ago I found myself downsized. My initial thought was, “What am I going to do at age 59 with no job opportunities?” I had been in my job for 24 years. I found myself in a situation I never expected.

By Giles Toole
Tags: Leadership
September 15, 2019
Decoding Demographic Shifts and Understanding Generational Insights

This blog is a summary of the keynote presentation by Kim Lear, generational expert and founder of Inlay Insights.

By Tammy McCausland
Tags: Leadership
June 17, 2019
What's Your Go-To Quotation

I’m writing this on a Monday. Online every Monday the hashtags #MotivationMonday and #MondayMotivation accompany memes with famous quotations designed to encourage and inspire us as we begin a new work week. Why do so many people find Mondays so hard? Are weekends always that good?

By Tammy McCausland
April 10, 2019
Safety First Culture – One Administrator's Perspective

If ever there was a field for which safety culture is critically important, it is radiation oncology. This is due, in part, to the danger posed by introducing radiation to the human body. Add to this multiple human roles in processing every treatment plan, and the psychological complexity of dealing with cancer patients and their hopes, fears and expectations. It becomes important to explore: what are the necessary ingredients to create a successful safety culture? I think there are four pertinent criteria to safety first culture.

By Patricia Saponaro
Tags: Quality and Safety, Leadership
March 19, 2019
8 Tips to Avoid Workplace Burnout & Ensure Job Satisfaction

As administrators in radiation oncology many of us are tasked with diverse responsibilities that don’t fit neatly into a job description. Though we are in leadership roles, oftentimes we are the chief cook and the bottlewasher, the go-to people that step in to ensure that last-minute crises are avoided. We get the job done. And while that level of involvement can be rewarding and challenging, it can quickly lead to burnout. Read on for 8 tips to avoid workplace burnout and ensure job satisfaction.

By Sharda Kohli
Tags: Staffing, Leadership, Quality and Safety
February 6, 2019
Welcome to the SROA Sidebar Blog

Through this blog, as well as through the newsletter and eNews, I will continue to bring you relevant, timely—and interesting, I hope—articles, information and links to news. We plan to include content on work/life balance, managing and developing staff, patient experience, the challenges of pre-authorizations, and more. The blog will feature posts written by guest contributors.

By Tammy McCausland