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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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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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Q & A: 'I was driven not to fail.' Brian Paradis talks leadership, love and imagination

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Q & A: 'I was driven not to fail.' Brian Paradis talks leadership, love and imagination

The first thing is love. I can approach the world around me in one of two ways: based on fear or based on love. Most of our leadership is based on fear. I don't mean the fear of 'I'm going to create fear in you.' But I think most leaders are fearful on some level. Fearful of the future, fearful of failure. I was driven not to fail. That's a fear-based leadership model. Breaking out of that baggage we carry into our leadership roles is really really hard.Do you remember your favorite teacher? People always say: I loved that teacher. What that teacher brought to that relationship was love. We all have an intuitive sense that it's better. If that's true, why don't more leaders do it? It's hard. We have to face ourselves first. That brings us to curiosity. You can't be angry and curious at the same time. Humor is also a completely misunderstood and under-used tool. It's hard to be afraid or cast blame if everyone maintains a sense of humor — and powerful insights come from humor.

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4 Signs That Will Instantly Identify an Executive With Good Leadership Skills

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4 Signs That Will Instantly Identify an Executive With Good Leadership Skills

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...

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