How personal stress deteriorates organization health: Part 1 - Psychologists know what you know. A certain amount of stress is good to get you going and focused. Too much of it reduces performance—even leads to sickness and disease. Most people...
How to deal with complexity: Finding Common Ground - Last week I partnered with the Center of Integrative Leadership (Carlson School of Business) and The Global Food Safety Leadership (Veterinary School) of the University of Minnesota...
The CEO’s Greatest challenges: Managing Paradoxes for Sustained Competitive Advantage - Our interviews with CEOs indicate they feel confident in their ability to deal with problems, while paradoxes perplex them. Yet, research demonstrates that the ability to handle paradoxes...
Improving quality of work life: Getting off the carousel - Why is it that we are working harder and feeling we are accomplishing less? Why is it possible to communicate instantaneously using multiple media with anyone in the world, and yet...
Increasing the Impact of Human Resources - Yesterday I was having breakfast with someone who had been a C-level person at healthcare organizations for more than twenty years. I mentioned to him that I had been a Human Resource...
A Prescription for Healthcare Leadership - The most visible battlefield for health care reform has and will likely continue to take place in the legislative and executive branches of our government. Unfortunately, the highly...
Time: Becoming more valuable and scarce - We all share one thing in common: A limited time on this earth. For many of us, we would like to use the occasion for a meaningful purpose. Many of us decided in our relative youth...
The secret to improving healthcare: It’s obvious - Last week I was privileged to attend a special session of fifteen medical institutions that gathered for the purpose of formally understanding the nature of medical variability in healthcare...
Obama’s Magic: What Happened? - What propels a person to have the courage to move from relative obscurity to becoming President of the United States and hold what many believe the most powerful position on earth? Clearly...
The challenges of becoming a physician leader - It isn’t easy to become a physician. There is the need for good grades in high school and college which often means foregoing social activities. There is medical school which requires...
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