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Presidents, Politics and the Potential of Humor, Part 1

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Presidents, Politics and the Potential of Humor, Part 1

I voted yesterday. Even more important, for the first time, so did my two youngest daughters. As they received their ballots, the volunteers led a cheer and a clap. I felt a rising emotion, a sense of pride in my daughters, my community, and my country. When they exited the building with their “I Voted” stickers I knew our democracy would continue regardless of the outcome of this presidential election. Driving home amidst the vibrant colors of fall, bathed in the warm evening sun, I could not help thinking about what lessons I could learn from these most visible of leaders,...

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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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1 Clear Sign to Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills: Good leaders never make their people feel this way, especially during a crisis.

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1 Clear Sign to Instantly Identify Someone With Bad Leadership Skills: Good leaders never make their people feel this way, especially during a crisis.

Today we are facing two unprecedented crises: a worldwide pandemic combined with a growing economic catastrophe. This is our shared reality.

If you are like me, you have wondered what it all means. You have questioned what and how much to believe. And even considered whom to blame for the whole state of affairs.

Unchecked and unchallenged, the natural and likely outcome of our situation leads to increased strain and separation. There is an antidote to our condition, however, but it requires action.

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