How are you developing yourself and your leaders for healthcare's changing landscape? Register by Dec. 7th to attend the Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership. The program provides high potential leaders within hospitals and healthcare organizations the necessary skills to become exceptional leaders. As current leadership is promoted or retires, who are you preparing to take their place? Effective leadership development doesn't just happen on the job or through a one time learning opportunity, it happens through rich experiences, research proven techniques and tools, and knowledge exchange with other leaders. This program is designed to develop healthcare professionals with the leadership skills needed to grow their career to the next level.One of the 2015 graduates shared:"The content of this course has proven very valuable. It helped me to become more cognizant of how emotional intelligence influences my approach to the work, and the positions I pursue. I also appreciated the opportunity to learn from my peers whose experiences in the public and private sector, in both urban and rural settings, provided greater insight in the many facets of the healthcare industry. It provided tools and resources that are helpful in dealing with situations ranging from normal every day events, navigating an organization through crisis situations, and managing a multi-generational workforce. The ability to apply what I learned in this program to real-time, real-world scenarios led to my getting a promotion to a larger, more complex organization. I strongly encourage participation in this program."For more information and the application click here.Deadline is Dec. 7th. Program begins Jan. 20, 2017. For more information contact Joanne Schlosser at Joanne@RisingStarsLLC.com or 480-840-6024.Want to really build your bench strength? Call to discuss a customized in-house leadership development program for your leaders.Thanksgiving Gratitude ExerciseTry this Thanksgiving Gratitude exercise, every day this week, take 2 minutes each morning and evening to reflect on what you are grateful for; large or small, anything that you are grateful for. It could be a sunrise, someone letting you into traffic, a stranger's smile, health, family, your pet, anything.On Thanksgiving, ask each person at your table to share one person or thing they are grateful for. At the end of the week, reflect on how you feel. Perhaps, like me, you'll choose to continue this gratitude practice. The impact has been a happier life, much appreciation for all I have and better sleep, drifting off to gratitude instead of worries.We wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving. If you want to be happier, focus on what you have instead of what you don't have. Don't complain, work toward positive change. You make a difference.