Productive Disruption – Are We There Yet?
The current “in phrase” in healthcare and many other business arenas remains disruption. Leaders are admonished to engage in “disruption” and to disrupt all manner of past thoughts, plans, strategies and relationships in the name of advancement and evolution. This lexicon has evolved against the backdrop of rapid transformation in almost all industries, especially healthcare. ... Continue Reading »
Perseverance and Focus: Pursuit of the Noble Cause
“Success comes to the lowly and to the poorly talented, but the special characteristic of a great person is to triumph over the disasters and panics of human life.” -Seneca, On Providence, 4.1 Disillusionment is frequently voiced about our healthcare delivery environment from physicians and clinicians on a daily basis. Unfortunately, in my travels I ... Continue Reading »
Leadership and Followership
March 2017 “The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.” Hesiod, 8th Century B.C. Greek poet Having just come through another college application season and the completion of another medical school match, one cannot help ... Continue Reading »
Reflection Played Forward
12/21/16 A great secret of success is to go through life as a person who never gets used up.                                                                         ... Continue Reading »
Anchors from the Helm
Leadership is critical to the success of any organization, especially a large health system, hospital, medical practice or healthcare business with the degree of complexity we are experiencing. Leadership comes in many styles, approaches and capabilities. As for success – an old Chinese proverb sums it up best, “A fish rots from the head down,” ... Continue Reading »
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