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What if you were “hit by the lottery”?

Many executive teams plan for the proverbial worst-case scenario that would occur if a key leader was “hit by a bus” or “won the lottery” and immediately retired before the next workday.  (Note:  one of my clients began using the phrase “Hit by the lottery” as a...

A New Year, a New Leadership Resolution

I am not big on New year’s Resolutions, but I am big on leadership. As I reflect on my practice in 2021 and look ahead to 2022, here are my leadership resolutions Focus on health care leaders.  I work with leaders in all industries and will continue to do so. ...

Givers and Takers in Healthcare

A recent article in HBR (More on Being Generous without being a Doormat, February 22, 2021) writes about generosity at work. Adam Grant (the author of the article) has written a book Givers and Takers. It describes how the Takers are like “ball hogs” (taking credit,...

The Future of Leadership in Healthcare

For over 14 years, the University of St Thomas hosts an annual Future of Health Care conference. Attended by physician and administrative leaders from large health systems, single and multi-specialty clinics, researchers, and leaders from payer organizations, it is a...