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Going Fully Digital with EMRs – 620

Hesitant about going Fully Digital with your EMR?

John Ciecko has been hesitant, mostly about what it looks like to go fully digital, so we set up a meeting of the minds.

Going Fully Digital with EMR; DragonFly Max; John Ciecko; Danny Barringer; Chris Dean

Have you been thinking about moving from paperwork to an EMR in your athletic training practice?

If you answered yes, you will want to listen to today’s show.  Both Danny Barringer and Christopher Dean recently switched to EMR’s and today on pod they will highlight the benefits and help you navigate the roadblocks.

Why should AT’s move to this fully digital model?

Ease, portability, security, and accessibility.  As AT’s we are often not seated at our desk during the day.  Moving to an EMR allows us to access information as well as enter information whenever and wherever we need to.

How did you decide which EMR to utilize?

It’s important to research the available EMR’s but before you even get to that point identify what is important to you and your stakeholders in the EMR’s capabilities.  

Danny researched and found that DragonFly Max offered everything he needed as an outreach director at a hospital with multiple schools and sports.

Chris was introduced to NextGen when the orthopedic practice merged with a hospital that already utilized an EMR.  While NextGen didn’t have a lot of what he felt AT’s needed, the IT department was able to customize NextGen to make it more useful for the athletic trainer.

How do you get buy-in or navigate roadblocks with implementing an EMR?

Communicate the why, talk about liability and the lack of protection paper offers and remind them that one HIPPA violation would cover the cost of an EMR. 

What is one thing you both love about the EMR’s you are using?

One thing both Danny and Chris agreed upon is the dictation feature that is found in both DragonFly Max and NextGen.  They both appreciate the ability to dictate a note or eval info no matter where they are.

Can EMR’s assist with the PPE collection?

Absolutely!  In DragonFly Max you can take a photo of the PPE and upload it into each student-athletes profile.  NextGen allows you to internally or externally upload a PDF of the PPE into a student athlete’s file.

What’s one recommendation for AT’s who are wanting to make the switch to EMR’s.

Research all the EMR’s available and find one that has everything you need.  Remember that Standard Of Care is EMR now. EMR’s can help AT’s prove relevance and value.

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Going fully digital with an EMR – Chris Dean, Danny Barringer, John Ciecko

Going fully digital with an EMR – Chris Dean, Danny Barringer, John Ciecko

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Compex Live – 617

We have been testing the units and now Brandon Hearn – Product Guru for Compex – joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss Compex live. We have lots of questions and he has lots of answers.

The Compex is not Complex” – Brandon Hearn

Do you have a Compex Unit?

We plan to have another discussion down the road but what tips, tricks, or uses have you found for helping athletes (yourself included) to recover and heal using NMES units like Compex?

What questions do you need answers to?

Compex Live; Compex Edge, NMES; AT Uses; Brandon Hearn

Want a sweet deal?

During our Compex live podcast, Brandon extends a pretty sweet deal towards the end of the show for podcast listeners. You can get one of the upper-level units for a base unit price.

Buying through an approved vendor?

MioTech has great prices and great customer service.

Current prices for the units discussed:

  • Fix Massage Gun – $165
  • Theragun G3Pro – $599
  • Marc Pro – $655
  • Compex Edge 2.0 – $140

Best use ideas to get started?

If you are brand new to (or taken an extended break from) exercise then START SLOW…

John, Sofia, myself and Coach Caballero all went way too heavy to start.

We were struggling to walk, tie shoes or do most things normally. SO BE WARNED!!!

Using squats as an example:

  • Hook the pads up as shown on the Compex website for the area you are trying to target.
  • Turn the device on
  • Select Resistance
  • Select the muscle group
  • leave the radiator image on

The top 2 uses for the devices:

  1. Clearing of lactic acid in 7 minutes or less on the blood flow or warmup setting.
  2. Increase muscle recruitment to improve training sessions.

Another great use for the device is pre and post-surgery. hooking the device up quad and hamstring simultaneously. This way they are all firing at the same time without movement. Decreasing muscle atrophy and improving long term outcomes.

Compex pads are expensive…

DON'T buy cheap ones on amazon. Brandon says the pads are more expensive to provide a better product and provide more safety. The cheap pads can actually cause burns to the skin if the adhesive is missing.

I bought some and we are going to test it out on ourselves…not on patients.

Two other safety features we learned about during the Compex Live session:

  1. Biphasic current means the electricity goes into and out of the body through the pads.
  2. You can not charge the device while operating it.

John, Sofia, Coach Caballero and I really tested these things out.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, February 10, 2020

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Compex Live Session

Need some new tools to improve performance and outcomes for your injured athletes? We bought the Compex Edge 2.0 unit to see how it works and how it helps in the AT setting.Brandon Hearn, John Ciecko and Sofia Mata join the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss our expereince and Athlete stories.Show notes when the podcast is published can be found at www.sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/CompexLive

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Diversity and Inclusion in AT Leadership – 615

Ever been the only white person in the room? How about your college program?

Eva Martinez says as a brown woman in Athletic Training she longs to see more diversity and inclusion in leadership. She wants to see people like her in leadership.

Diversity and Inclusion; Eva Martinez; Marco Nunez

What is your Diversity and Inclusion story?

Have you been excluded from conversations because you did not fit the mold for the current leadership style?

Are you like Sofia and never really felt excluded or like there was a ceiling to your ability?

Do you get fired up when someone makes an off-color comment, let it slide or find a way to educate?

Diversity and inclusion; John Ciecko;

Find the Similarities

Sometimes people make comments because they are intentionally hurtful, but sometimes they are just ignorant.

I said something about going to a polish festival and used the word “polak” while talking to my wife. I read a book where the main character was Polish and referred to himself as a “Polak” so I thought it was normal…until she told me the word is derogatory.

If I had said this to a polish person it may have ended very differently.

Continuing to use the term after learning the meaning would be intentional. I have only used the term to tell the story since that day.

In your quest for Diversity and Inclusion be quick to extend grace and offer a chance for education and change.

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Diversity and Inclusion in AT Leadership

As a middle class white male, it is normal for me to see leadership as a natural next step. I see others like me in leadership.For a hispanic female there are not as many roel models in leadership.Eva Martinez joins Marco Nunez and John Ciecko to discuss the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Athletic Training Leadership.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Go4Ellis Update – 609

In another Go4Ellis update, founder Ellis Mair discusses some big news.

Ellis and her team were able to double not only the number of states using her online platform which connects Athletic Trainers to per diem work but also double the number of Athletic Trainers using the platform.

Always ready for a fun conversation, John Ciecko sits down with Ellis on the podcast live from NATA Las Vegas and discusses this accomplishment and many more.

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Ellis states that attending 8 of the 10 NATA district conference meetings and reaching out to every state head explaining the background, goals, and mission of Go4Ellis has certainly helped grow the platform.  

She also explains working from the top to bottom approaching leadership first is critical to communicating the vision and educating. However, working from the bottom up and reaching out to AT’s in certain communities to build growth in each state was important too.

What exciting new partnerships are happening with Go4Ellis?

A new partnership with US Lacrosse began this year requiring a mandatory AT per every 3 fields at every US lacrosse event.  

A partnership with Players Health EMR allows AT working these lacrosse events to create injury reports. These injury reports are then able to collect data for epidemiology reports being researched by MedStar.  

What makes Go4Ellis beneficial to the athletic trainer and the profession of Athletic Training as a whole?

Athletic Trainers are able to work per diem to earn extra money when they are available or when they may be facing additional upcoming expenses. 

But by increasing the presence of Athletic Trainers’ at a variety of athletic events, including most recently a rise in Quidditch events, Go4Ellis helps increase exposure athletes have to Athletic Trainers’.

We also ontinue to educate National Governing Boards of a variety of youth sports on the importance and necessity of an AT at all of their events and give us as Athletic Trainers’ an opportunity at each per diem event to educate and advocate for our profession. 

Can you only make money by working an event?

No, through their 4werks.com referral system, AT’s can refer an organization or event to Go4Ellis for coverage and if the event runs that AT will receive a check for 125.00.

What are Ellis’ future goals for this next year?

Increase the number of operators of events, AT’s involved as both operator’s and per diem and partner with more NGB’s. 

Be actively working in all 50 states.

Renew partnerships with the NATA and become more involved in data collection on the field. 

Work the Players Health EMR into their app.  

Need more Go4Ellis info?

If you would like to contact Ellis Mair feel free to email her at Ellis@go4ellis.com  As you’ll hear during the podcast, she is really good about returning emails quickly.

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Appropriate Medical Care “PASS” – 607

Bart Peterson and Larry Cooper join John Ciecko to discuss how we can ALL strive for Appropriate Medical care in our settings.

One way the NATA is working to improve the practice of secondary school athletic trainers is through a new online tool launched in 2019 called PASS (Some features require NATA login credentials). 

Today on the podcast John talks with Bart and Larry about the online tool they helped create through an entire year of data collection, research and collaboration.

Appropriate Medical Care Best Practices

What is PASS?

PASS is an online tool available to secondary school athletic trainers that are NATA members.  The tool takes the AT through 12 standards with narratives and annotations that can help ensure that can help elevate the care at a secondary school and ensure that you are practicing at the highest level.

Who should use PASS and how should it be used?

Bart and Larry encourage all secondary school AT’s to login and process through the PASS system.  Their goal is for at least 20% of all HS AT’s participating in PASS so that they can then pull of data of each state and assess where each state is meeting the standard and what needs improvement.

They recommend that an AT take approx 1 month to go through each standard and at the end of the year (12 standards) each secondary school will have a comprehensive collection of their policies, procedures, EAP’s and other administrative information.

How can an AT use PASS to move towards appropriate medical care?

The standards provided in PASS will ensure the AT is practicing at the highest level of care.  Each standard includes evidence and case law for compliance.

The standards are also a great tool to present to stakeholders within your school to encourage change.  For example, there is a standard of clean and safe facilities. If you as an AT are struggling to get your AT room and equipment cleaned properly, this standard can be taken to a stakeholder in the district and will help them understand the need for and importance of clean facilities.

The PASS system is also a great way to transition between AT’s in your school.  All EAP’s, policies, etc are stored on the PASS sight for the next AT at that high school.

We are already a NATA Safe School.  Should I still do PASS?

Bart and Larry encourage even Safe School Award winners to process through PASS.  “If they have already been awarded the Safe School Award, they have probably already completed 70-80% of PASS.

Bart’s dream is to have Safe Schools and PASS connect so that AT’s are not only participating in PASS but also apply for the Safe Schools Award.

What is the end product of PASS?

Elevated care within the secondary setting and moving from a model where a non-medical professional evaluates the AT to a medical model where the health care team works together to not only evaluate the AT but also to evaluate all the policies and procedures with the high school.

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Send us your specific questions to AppropriateMedicalCare@sportsmedicinebroadcast.com so we can respond individually or address it publicly if needed.

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Best Practices of Appropriate Medical Care in the Secondary Schools – Bart Peterson & Larry Cooper

Best Practices of Appropriate Medical Care in the Secondary Schools – Bart Peterson & Larry Cooper

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Only One You – 596

Join us as we read the children's book Only One You

“It’s time,” Papa said. 
“I think it is,” Mama agreed.
“Time for what?” Adri asked
Papa’s voice softened, “To share some wisdom.”

Only One You, John Ciecko, Mila, Linda Kranz, Jeremy Jackson, Leadership in AT

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In the book Only One You life lessons abound.

“Always be on the lookout for a new friend.”

John and Jeremy have no connections 4 years ago. Just social media friends.

We have grown to be trusted friends. I would let John stay at my house for a week if he was in Houston.

I have begun texting a group of guys each week so that I am being intentional about building relationships. I schedule that text early in the week so that I know it is going out.

“Look for beauty wherever you are, and keep the memory of it with you.”

For John, this page of Only One You reminds me to keep the memory of the good moments or wins or championships for when times are tough (tough teams, injuries, coaches, etc.)

This line speaks to me to not take pictures of everything, but be in the moment and take a picture in my head. create the moment instead of focusing on the perfect shot

“Blend in when you need to. Stand out when you have the chance.”

John: Leadership Capital – Know when to speak up but know when you sit back and listen. For me, those that stand out have egos. This never helps with relationship building.

“Let others speak your praise” – Kevin Parker

“Find your own way. You don’t have to follow the crowd.”

Jeremy: When I started in 2012 there was maybe one other sports medicine podcast focused on Athletic Trainers. I did not sit back and wait for someone else to start one. From October 2013 through October 2019 there have been over 524,00 downloads of the Sports Medicine Broadcast.

Blaze a path as an athletic trainer. Get unique certifications, specialize and set yourself apart.

“Personal development as professional development.” – Kent Games

“Know when to speak; know when to listen.”

This goes back to “blending in” Speaking is important but only after you have all the information. Listening is the most important aspect of leadership.

Mark Knoblauch told me: “The ATs who get angry and get into arguments are the ones who are usually inexperienced and have a need to prove themselves.”

Or there is the Fight Club quote: “Most people do not really listen they only wait for their turn to speak.”

Only One You, John Ciecko, AT Leadership, Go 4 Ellis, Ellis Maer

“No matter how you look at it, there is so much to discover.”

Both John and Jeremy agree “One of the things I’ve learned doing this podcast is that; there is always more to learn. Every time I think I've figured things out, I realize there’s something else I need to know.

“If you make a wrong turn, circle back.”

John likes this quote from Only One You. He knows mistakes happen in our daily and professional life. Leat's learn from them and “circle back.”

Repeat podcast guest Brandy Currie says reflection is key and she does it daily.

Then there was the time my son dropped a googly eye into his ear…our circling back was to buy an otoscope.

“If something gets in your way, move around it.”

Jeremy: Usually when I am given a rule my first thought is how can I get around this… not always the best way of thinking, but I tend to look for other options.

John: Realize things change, schedules change, obstacles will occur but relax, detach, adapt and overcome.

This is another opportunity to reflect and circle back on how things can change and listen to all of the details before speaking.

“Set aside some quiet time to relax and reflect every day.”

John: This is one of the most important things to me in that every day I get time to myself. Most of the time I have to make it whether that’s getting up at 4am to work out or scheduling time on my calendar to actually sit and read. We also covered this with “Learn to Say No” and Prioritize and Execute.

John LOVES to read, so sometimes he wakes up early, goes to the gym and rides the bike so he can sit and read

“Appreciate art. It’s all around you!”

Have fun during games, enjoy the small things and enjoy when your athletes achieve their goals.

“Make wishes on the stars in the nighttime sky.”

John: Have a vision, set goals create your value.

Jeremy: Take time to look up and see the stars.  The small things that are always there. Do not look past what is in front of you.

My wife does this with our youngest…just sits back and watches.

I often ask my family to not say I can not wait until “_______” is over. there is way too much to miss.

Closing out Only One You

“‘Thanks for listening,” mama said. 

“We hope you will remember.” Papa winked and whispered, “We know this is a lot for you to think about.” 

Adri did a backward somersault and smile. He was excited to go out into the world with what he had just learned. “‘Wait for me!” he shouted to his friends.

Before he swam away, he turned back to his parents and said, “I will remember.” 

Mama kissed Adri on the top of his head. 
“There is only one you in this great big world,” she said. “Make it a better place.”

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Leadership Myths and Reality has been the cornerstone for this series.But the children's book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz is the closerJoin with us in sharing the simplicity of wisdom in a book for kids

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Leadership Myths – 595

“Today, when leadership is discussed, we usually purport to be discussing what leaders do, rather than what they say, as if this were a more clear-eyed approach. The truth is that when we look closely, we see leadership as much in what our leaders symbolize as in what they accomplish. 

Whatever the case, our obsession with leadership seems to be constant, if not growing.

The mythology of leadership, however, will be a growing source of frustration if we don’t come to some more clear-eyed sense about why this is so and why it matters to us.”

A quote from ‘Leaders; Myth and Reality’ a cornerstone as we discuss Leadership Myths.

What about Leadership Myths?

We wrongly believe that what happened in one leadership instance can be replicated in another. This leads to the three myths, which helps us navigate the understanding of leadership.

The first of the three is the “Formulaic Myth.”

  • Ignoring the reality that leadership is contextual, we feel that leaders stick to a strict checklist, leading to success.

The Second is The “Attribution Myth”

  • When we view leaders in hindsight we see that their vision or mission can far outweigh those that surround the leader themselves.

Third Leadership Myth: Results Myth

  • Delivering results is all that's required for positions of power and accolades

About Tory Lindley

Tory has been a guest on the SMB during his presidential bid, at Convention in New Orleans, Discussing Strategic Alliance, and recently with Alisha Pennington in Las Vegas

Leadership Myth, Tory Lindley

2011 Hall of Fame inductee into Illinois ATA

Published over a dozen times

GLATA Awards – Golden Pinnacle

Head AT of the year

Tory and his wife Beth have three children: Jonah, Evan and Genevieve and a dog, Myles (Tory’s morning running partner).

Is the “Formulaic Myth” is effective in leading others?

Neither John nor Tory believes this method produces good consistent leadership. Tory feels the opposite is true for him.

Leadership needs to be based on the people group and the topic.

Knowing your audience or followers is critical to the success of leaders. The leader is believed to be only marginally more important than the quality of the followers.

What is Leadership Culture?

Tory does not like to use the word “culture” because it is often not clearly defined. Instead, he talks about the environment you create around you.

It is essentially the same concept but with clearly defined actionable steps to improve and grow the team.

Define What You Value

Does your “culture” define what you value?

Does it reward and celebrate achievement?

Is it clear?

Is it scalable or reproducible?

Do the actions of your community continually remind you of your expectations and the environment you are creating?

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Leadership Myths with Tory Lindley

Leadership Myths and Reality has been the cornerstone for this series.Tory Lindley joins John and I to discussing how we can address Leadership Myths and RESHAPE leadrship in Athletic Training.Join the conversation live and get your questions answered.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Friday, October 25, 2019

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Learning To Say NO – Kent Games – 589

Learning to say no can literally set you free. A friend of mine typically responds to requests with, “However I can help.” As Athletic Trainers, we are in the service business, so we tend to say YES to everything.

I was asked recently, “Jeremy, would your coaches fight for you to stay employed here?”

I am trying to find ways to be helpful and to build relationships without taking on someone else's job responsibilities. I am learning to say no. But am I learning to say no gracefully?

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After nearly ten years working in healthcare and higher education, he decided to fulfill his vision and pursue a career helping others identify and fulfill their life's dreams, desires, and visions.

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Learning to Say No

For many, leadership may imply the imposition to say yes.
Yes to new tasks. 
Yes to new projects. 
Yes to more jobs and gigs. 

Last year we learned with the Dichotomy of Leadership that a hard line on one topic can cause you to burn the candle at both ends, resulting in burnout.

Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss

A Tim Ferriss podcast highlighted the “no” responses to his invitation to participate in his book Tribe of Mentors.

Tim asked hundreds of entertainers, athletes, CEOs, speakers and guests what makes them tick. 

His “no” responses were so graciously worded, that he put them in the book anyway! It was a way to highlight how some power brokers eloquently decline invitations to projects.

John reads a couple of these responses throughout the podcast.

What are some practical steps?

Dr. Games discusses the importance of acknowledging the invitation and showing gratitude, as evidenced in his automatic email reply.

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John Ciecko also discusses how he recently took his email app off his phone to allow him to be more present.

For John and Dr. Games, this contributes to a reduced feeling of anxiety because he is not constantly checking and waiting for something to pop up.

In the AT facility

“I can give you five minutes of my time right now. If you need more than that, you will need to come back in one hour (or when the practice rush is over).”

After hearing this, I discussed how we can implement it into our daily practice to better serve each athlete who trusts us with their care.

Why YOU should Learn To Say “No”

To give your attention and energy to the situations that deserve it.

If an opportunity does not line up with your “why” and your value system then gracefully say no.

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Leaders Mythology – 586

John Ciecko joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to help us understand some of the Mythology surrounding leaders in our leadership in AT series 2.0.

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What is the Mythology surrounding leaders

Our cornerstone book this time around is by General Stanley McChrystal: Leaders Myth and Reality. You can pick up a copy using my affiliate link below if you are like John and like to mark up and sticky-note books.

Or you can try Audible and get a free book or hit up the public library and see if they have it.

What is leadership today? 

Leaders are the subject of constant scrutiny… and study. Too many of us are seduced by the mythology of what good leadership looks like… and we miss the reality. As a result, our models for identifying, educating and evaluating leaders falter or feel incomplete.  We intuitively know that leadership is critical to success in the modern world, but we don't really understand what leadership consists of.

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Leadership Mythology

John Ciecko has been planning another leadership series since last October. This year we focus on the book Leaders Myth and Reality by General Stanley McChrystalThis is the first in a series so join us for all of them starting at 8:30 am CT

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Where is the rest of the Leadership Series?

  • Leadership Mythology – John and Jeremy
  • Learning to Say NO – Dr. Kent Games
  • Bad Leaders – with Dr. Rene Shingles
  • Heroes – Kevin Parker
  • Three Myths of Leadership – Tory Lindley
  • Only One You – John and Jeremy

What is the book about:

This book is a take on the Roman historians Plutarch (’Ploo-tark’)  “Lives” where he compares and contrasts different Greek and Roman figures. 

McChrystal pairs and examines 12 different “leaders” as well as the life of Robert E. Lee, the leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil war.

Our favorite sections of the book

John likes Coco Chanel

Coco – “Creative and innovative people must rely on others to sustain their vision.” 

“We seem to follow leaders who put the mission first because we all make trade-offs and life is rarely simple or idealized. We want to be happy in our work, athletes also want to win, soldiers want to survive the battle and businesspeople want to prosper. – We sometimes take a leader's vision over their style.”

Jeremy enjoys the historical account shared throughout the book.

Takeaways from last year:

John:

  • Educating Others (my job, my expectations, my intent…)
  • Listening
  • “Leadership Loop”.

Jeremy

  • It is easy to NOT take ownership
  • It is easy to keep the status quo.
  • Be prepared for anything – the start of year expectations
  • Applying knowledge from a book is hard for me without some sort of book study group and “seeing” what it looks like

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Leading into Retirement – 483

Are YOU Green and Growing?

Larry Cooper returns to the Sports Medicine Broadcast talking about how he is Leading into Retirement (and still leading ATs after retirement.)

Brandy Currie just explained why experience is not the best teacher rather reflection on experience.

Leading Into Retirement; Larry Cooper; DragonFly Max

Larry Cooper is reflecting on his leadership in Athletic Training over the years.  John Ciecko has plenty of questions for Larry about leadership failures and successes.

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Dichotomy of Leadership

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