21st Century Leadership – do you have what it takes?
And if not, what are you doing about it? Pressing sustainability issues and systems under strain of working within paradigms that are no longer relevant urgently need reform. However, to deliver the changes required, leaders need very different skills to engage their workforce in preparing…
Hiring Successful Leaders
By Rhodie Miller The hiring and replacing of leaders plays an integral part in the operational success of any organisation and, in turn, its longevity. The leader of an organisation promotes it, guides its vision and directs employees to ensure a cohesive culture; therefore the…
Emotional Intelligence: the best predictor of leadership success?
IQ, technical skills, strong management skills; these are all essential to successful leadership. But does emotional intelligence (EI) have a role to play? By Tara Rivkin (HGI Insight Nov 2012) HGI’s editor of HGIinSight, Tara Rivkin, has written a series looking at EI and curiosity…
Choosing Wisely – Is our society over-medicalised?
Is our society over-medicalised? A new campaign, Choosing Wisely, has been developed to combat the overuse of medical resources in the US. Is Australia exempt from the problem? by Tara Rivkin (HGI Insight Nov 2012) We’ve all heard it: in prosperous nations we over-diagnose and…
Leadership & Determination
I want to share with you an example of leadership and determination. For those of you who are fans of golf (at least 50% of the population), last week’s Ryder Cup victory by the European team over their fierce rivals, the United States, will remain…
APAC Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
Kevin Hardy attended the APAC Forum on Quality Improvement in Health from the 19th-21st September in Auckland, New Zealand. He took away a great deal and was inspired by the content and speakers. He shares his thoughts with us. The theme of the Forum was…
It’s a question of value for whom or for what?
I came away from, APAC Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, a joint initiative of IHI and KO Awatea, feeling that there is a quiet “revolution” happening, led by individuals and clusters of seasoned health leaders with the political smarts to “read the tea leaves”,…
Spanish Lessons for Health
I confess to being a “soccer tragic”. This is evidenced by a forty year devotion to the Arsenal Football Club. I recently watched the European Championships, won by the brilliant Spanish, who in the process have redefined how the beautiful game is played. They have…
I done right “Specializn”
Yesterday a client commented to my colleague, “Only you guys could ever pull off something like this”. Within 48 hours my colleague had given him a field of four experienced, highly effective leaders for a significant CEO contract position. The week before another colleague had…
International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris 2012
Went to most brilliant talk at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Paris today. The speaker was Dave Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southlake Regional Health Centre in Ontario, Canada. Dave was an astronaut with NASA who did 3 missions….
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