Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Paradis, former president of Florida Hospital's (now Advent Health) Central Region, a $4 billion company with more than 25,000 employees.
The facility was ranked the #1 hospital in the nation three years in a row by US News and World Report under Brian's leadership, but it took a lot of imagination to solve the organization's challenges to get to that point.
Brian has recently authored a book, Lead with Imagination, about what he believes is an essential quality for a difference-maker in the increasingly complex world of business: imagination.
4 ways to lead with your imagination.
In the book, Brian shares that imagination, when applied to the art of leadership, has the ability to unleash untapped potential in yourself and those around you.
He discovered some foundational lessons in his quest to transform Florida Hospital and relays those in one of the most powerfully-vulnerable leadership books I've ever read. These insights will challenge the way we all think about imagination. Here are the four traits of top leaders that most resonated with me.