Over the years I have worked with hospital owners and associates exploring the next stage of their careers. I have seen Owners, with the sale of their hospital, and Associates, wanting to purchase the hospital where they work, miss out on their desired outcome.
All too frequently I hear how an associate comes in one day and the hospital has been sold to someone else; when they had aspirations of become the owner. Alternatively, there are stories where an owner who recently sold to an outside party finds out their associate really wanted to own the hospital two weeks after they just closed on their sale. How do these scenarios happen?
These situations occur when uncomfortable and vulnerable conversations do not happen between colleagues. I would encourage everyone to push outside of your comfort zone and share your goals.
As a starting place, share a story of when you experienced personal growth through an uncomfortable conversation. These stories will allow us to all learn from each other!
…. it may even be as simple or funny as a conversation with one of your kids.