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Creativity, Compassion & Collaboration Leading a risk-averse culture that promotes ideation and leaves ego at the door

It’s high noon and onlookers gaze in silence as you stand in the middle of the town, staring down your challenger with one hand hovering over your holster. Strangely, a disagreement in conversation often feels like a duel in the Wild West, where one person absolutely has to come out on top and assume control …

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Deeply and Consciously and Compassionately Reconnecting With Our Humanity

Call it a limiting behavior. My zeal can deafen me to the suggestion’s others have to make. When passion strikes, adrenaline surges—and it is time to capture lightning. For decades I made a career acting this way, without realizing I was missing the multi-prism perspectives of my intelligent team, which had a lot of value. …

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Trust Is a Gamble, a Noble One

Why good leadership is based on trust Trust is, by definition, a gamble. Trusting is about taking risks – for a job to be done, for an agreement in good faith, for sharing information openly, for honesty and integrity in a relationship. It comes with the responsibility to deliver what one has been entrusted to …

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How to thrive in the Medapocalypse

Sickcare spending continues to spiral out of control. Patients are becoming impatient voters. Hospitals are folding or consolidating and rural hospitals are disappearing. bringing the number of rural hospital closures up to 98 since 2010. Hundreds more are likely to follow. Currently, 46% of rural hospitals operate at a loss, compared to 44% in 2018 and …

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Why Business Strategy Shouldn’t Be “Scientific”

When the physicist Richard Feynman took the podium to give the commencement speech at CalTech in 1974, he told the strange story of cargo cults. In certain islands in the South Pacific, he explained, tribal societies had seen troops build airfields during World War and were impressed with the valuable cargo that arrived at the bases. After the troops left, …

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Why Innovation Should Be Decentralized In Every Large Organization

I recently met with a very successful company that is seen as a highly innovative global pioneer that others in their industry, which is facing many structural headwinds and inevitable changes, look up to. They understood that even though they are seen as an extremely innovative company now, their current success is actually a result …

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