Category Archives: Management Moments

Building a Coaching Culture: The Roles of Coaches, Mentors, and Sponsors

by Edward L. Baker MD, MPH; Helena Hengelbrok, MPH; Susan A. Murphy MBA, PhD; and Roderick Gilkey, PhD Growth and development as a leader can best be achieved by a disciplined approach involving formal development experiences, self-assessment, and a commitment to taking time for reflection and renewal. Although some of this work can be done alone, support from a coach,

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Dr. Jeff Koplan on the Practice of Leadership in Public Health

by Ed Baker, MD, MPH This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. It has been said that one of the central tasks for leaders is to “positively impact the way others feel.” (1)

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Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings While Managing COVID Fatigue

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH; and Susan Murphy MBA, PhD This article originally appeared in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and is shared here with permission from the authors and publisher. Read the article in JPHMP. Life has changed in so many ways since the COVID pandemic began. As public health has become front page news, the

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Dr. Bill Roper Discusses Best Practices in Leadership

by Ed Baker, MD, MPH This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. As I reflect on my own process of learning about the practice of leadership in public health, I’m drawn to a

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Dr. Stephanie Bailey on Leading Organizational Change

by Ed Baker, MD, MPH, MSc This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. When I’m in the presence of Dr. Stephanie Bailey, I know that I will feel the warmth and joy she

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John Auerbach on Health Agency Leadership

by Ed Baker, MD, MPH, MSc This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. As the COVID-19 pandemic expands across the nation, public health leaders are faced with unprecedented challenges. In this context, wise

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Dr. Bill Foege on the Practice of Leadership in Public Health

by Ed Baker, MSc, MD, MPH Drawing upon the popular column published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Management Moments with Public Health Leaders is a series appearing monthly on JPHMP Direct and will consist of video interviews with authors appearing in the column. When I think of public health leaders whom I most respect and admire, my

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Crisis Leadership: From the Haiti Earthquake to the COVID Pandemic

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH; P. K. (Ken) Keen, MA; and Roderick Gilkey, PhD In a prior column, we offered questions that leaders should be asking as they provide leadership through the challenges of the COVID pandemic. In this column, we build on the prior framework to offer guiding principles and best practices leading to concrete actions that leaders can

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Crafting Richer Messages and Being More Credible Messengers

by Ed Baker, MSc, MD, MPH Drawing upon the popular column published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Management Moments with Public Health Leaders is a new series appearing bimonthly on JPHMP Direct and will consist of video interviews with authors appearing in the column. Public health makes life easier for people. That, we know. But convincing populations

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