Lessons learnt: healthcare leadership from many cultural backgrounds
I have been very fortunate to have worked in the international environment for the last 10 years. This has given me practical experience of different leadership practices around the world. I am often asked how are we in Australasia different in our leadership experience?
The Stark Choices for Health
Returning to Australia from the IHI Forum in London this month, and struggling with jetlag in the process, I have been reflecting on so many themes, playing back in my head conversations with impressive leaders who energised and invigorated thinking and in some instances, conversations…
International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2017 – Day 2
This is a follow on from my thoughts on Day 1 at IHI 2017 which was convened back in London this year and which in my view was more about embedding the patient experience and engagement as a way of practice for healthcare workers. A…
Book Review: The Health Gap – The Challenge of an Unequal World
Michael Marmot’s work on the social determinants of health puts simply: That social injustice is bad for your health.
Book Review: The Seventh Sense by Joshua Cooper Ramo
Joshua Ramo believes that we are in a new revolutionary era where surprising election results, refugee waves, war against terrorists that produces more terrorists, domestic politics turning into extremism, new billion-dollar fortunes all have the same cause: networks.
The citizen sector creating social and economic value
A chance meeting at HardyGroup International booth at APAC Forum 2015 in Auckland and follow up conversation by phone after the Forum was the catalyst for an international collaboration in mobilising a community and other stakeholders in ways that would empower everyone. Following his presentation,…
Adversity – a cloud with a silver lining?
It would not be too strong a statement to say health can feel a little unhealthy at times. That is not a criticism of anything or anyone. It just goes with the territory as health systems respond to the changing needs of a growing and…
Book Review: Walking Free by Munjed Al Muderis
Review by Jean Fagan Mudjed Al Muderis came from a privileged background. He went to school with Saddam Hussein’s sons and he did his medical training just as the Iran-Iraq war began. The 27 year old junior surgeon at Bagdad’s Saddam Hussein Medical Centre started…
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