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Do Character and Competence Still Matter?

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Do Character and Competence Still Matter?

It has been over a week since a group of citizens stormed our Capitol Building. In the aftermath, I have wondered if leadership has come down to the loudest and simplest sound bite. I have asked myself if the character and competence of leaders still matters. I believe the answer is yes. In fact, I think it matters now, more than ever, and the evidence goes way back. Perhaps to around 400 BC, when Cyrus brought an army more than a thousand miles, from Greece to Persia, in an effort to usurp his brother, Artaxerxes II. During the battle between...

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Lessons From a Healthcare Leader

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Lessons From a Healthcare Leader

I recently went one on one with Brian Paradis, former president of Florida Hospital’s Central Region, a $4 billion enterprise with over 25,000 employees and 2,500 physicians. Under Brian’s leadership, Florida Hospital became the #1 ranked hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report for three years. Brian is a senior partner with CSuite Solutions, a national strategic advisory firm led by former healthcare industry CEOs focused on the transition and practical strategies to move the healthcare industry from “volume to value.”

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Want Your Organization to Perform Better? Here's How...

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Want Your Organization to Perform Better? Here's How...

Paul J. Zak from his research, shared in a recent HBR article, “I’ve found that building a culture of trust is what makes a meaningful difference. Employees in high-trust organizations are more productive, have more energy at work, collaborate better with their colleagues, and stay with their employers longer than people working in low-trust companies. They also suffer less chronic stress and are happier with their lives, and these factors fuel stronger performance.” So, there you have it. It’s simple. In fact, I think many of us suspected as much. A recent global CEO survey by PwC found that 55%...

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The Essential Secret to Revolutionize Your Thinking

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The Essential Secret to Revolutionize Your Thinking

Our educational process has conditioned us to assume that analysis is the primary way to think. We believe if we get the right data and analytics, the resultant insights will lead to the best answer for all problems at hand.

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Bill Gates Now Asks 1 Question That He Says 'Would Have Been Laughable to Me When I Was 25'

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Bill Gates Now Asks 1 Question That He Says 'Would Have Been Laughable to Me When I Was 25'

In this article, author Marcel Schwantes shares Bill Gates' thought-provoking question and Brian Paradis' belief in imagination and curiosity.

 

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