An effective coaching process is one that enables the client to continually grow and develop their own solutions and journey. Every leader has their own style, approach, and values. Coaching is meant to find what works best for you and helps you to become the most effective leader you can be. A true coaching partnership is one that is focused entirely on the success of the client.
The key is JMF Advisors' coaching approach. We will give you the time and attention you deserve and the support and encouragement you need. Together we will help you create and refine your own plan for growth and development. None of us attains success alone, and with JMF Advisors, you will have a partner who is dedicated solely to your success.
Jeff has mentored many executives over the years. The knowledge and experience he has gained as a senior leader provide him with a unique perspective in helping others. Jeff has coached and mentored others, so they can achieve their highest potential. The true measure of success is helping to mentor other future leaders.
Jeff has over 40 years of experience in healthcare, with 24 years as a health system CEO. He has worked at Kansas City’s Research Medical Center; Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital; Lancaster General Health; and the Beebe Healthcare System.
Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University. Jeff completed the Executive Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and more recently completed the Coaching Education Fast Track Program with Coach U.
Jeff also enjoys teaching and has been an adjunct faculty member for Penn State University, Lebanon Valley College, and Wilmington University. He has lectured and presented papers at numerous healthcare conferences on a variety of topics including crisis management, quality, safety, strategic planning, and performance improvement.
When it comes to choosing a coach it’s important find someone who is capable, honest, and has a similar set of ethics and values. To help you better understand what has always driven me as a leader, I want to share with you my own leadership philosophies that have grown and evolved with over 40 years of leadership experience.
Integrity is the most important characteristic for any leader. A leader who acts and operates with integrity can accomplish anything; without integrity, you cannot be an effective leader. Integrity is earned, over time, with every decision and every action that is taken. While integrity is built over time, often years, integrity can be lost in an instant with poor decisions and actions. The best way for a leader to demonstrate integrity is transparency with every decision they make.
Leadership must be results oriented. Without goals and objectives, and without a process that enables leadership to evaluate its results or performance with those goals, the organization will flounder. For an organization to flourish, it is not enough for leadership to understand the goals, objectives, and key processes. Every employee in the organization must understand the organization’s goals, their own role in achieving those goals, and the subsequent impact they can have on the overall organization by achieving their personal goals.
The most important assets in any organization are the people who work in that organization. People have an inherent need to contribute, to feel necessary, and to be cared about. It is leadership’s responsibility to help employees meet those needs. Great leaders don't light a fire underneath people; they light a fire within them.
While employees depend on leaders to establish a vision and a sound direction for the organization, the most important characteristic they look for is trust. To build this trust, leadership must demonstrate consistency between what is said and what is done. Organizations do not build trust; people build trust.
The ethics and moral standards of any organization are established by leadership. More than what leaders may articulate as the values of an organization and communicate them across the organization, the decisions that leaders make, the actions they take, and the relationships they establish will define and communicate the values of the organization to those both inside and outside the organization.
Gratitude is the most powerful tool for motivating people. Money, benefits, and perquisites can create powerful incentives, but nothing motivates people like gratitude and recognition for a job well done. Successful people recognize that a culture of accountability cannot exist without creating a culture of gratitude at the same time.
Our greatest opportunities for growth come when we push ourselves beyond our comfort zone. It is only when we challenge ourselves to go beyond what we know, that we discover our greatest potential.
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