Challenges of Rural Healthcare Leadership - Last week I presented at the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership conference. Much of the conference centered on issues also noted in the AHA Governance Council...
What to do about those damn organization silos: Part 1 - Are organization silos impacting your life? Are they limiting the ability of your organization to perform? Do frustrations with other departments keep you up at night? If so, then you...
Healthcare—what will happen and what we can do now. - I just returned from attending and presenting at the American Hospital Association Center for Healthcare Governance conference. The session was created for hospital CEO and Board members...
Why Leaders Can’t Find the Most Valuable Information: Part II. - Some people climb mountains for giggles. Others write books. Actually climbing a mountain may take less time and energy. First there is finding the thought and the time. Then there...
Why Leaders Can’t Get the Information They Need? - Regardless of your political persuasion it should be surprising to see the reaction to Sarah Palin’s most recent book and tour. I have not read it, so perhaps my comments are harsh....
Our Most Urgent Leadership Question - Conservative, moderate, and aggressive estimates of the number of U.S. jobs that are potentially offshorable in the coming decades are roughly 22%, 26%, and 29%, respectively, according...
Sweat the small stuff: What really sank the Titanic? - Last week I went to see the Titanic exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. What a treat. To see the artifacts in such wonderful condition after so many years at the bottom of the...
What’s the role of healthcare leadership in uncertain times? - Although by a tortuous route, Congress may pass new healthcare legislation. The leaders of many healthcare institutions will feel somewhat relieved believing the landscape before them...
Leadership lessons learned from high school - As a senior in high school many years ago, I had to take three industrial arts classes: wood shop, metal shop, and mechanical drawing. It was my rural community’s way of insuring...
Afghanistan: A lesson for Leadership Teams - Things are not going according to plan in Afghanistan. President Obama is required to make a decision. The military believes that additional resources are required to ameliorate the...
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