Old Fashioned Values Applied to Complex Times in Healthcare
Sep13

Old Fashioned Values Applied to Complex Times in Healthcare

  An “Interested Reader “ and friend recently sent me a eulogy that he delivered at his father-in-law’s funeral. Let me give it to you to read, and then invite you to think with me about Don Berwick’s recent call for Era 3, the “Moral Era” of healthcare.   I have been thinking about my nearly 50-year long relationship with Granddad, …Charlie to work colleagues, friends and neighbors. He brings to mind Churchill’s...

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Lean Leaders, Emergence & Healthcare
Jan27

Lean Leaders, Emergence & Healthcare

In a very interesting TED talk entitled “Where Do Good Ideas Come From,” Steven Johnson gives example after example of how individual moments of epiphany are more likely to be the product of group discussion and process than the sudden “eureka” moment of an isolated inventor or innovator. If you want to see Johnson’s TED talk (it has more than 2,000,000 viewers) it will cost you a mere 17 minutes and is probably a better investment of...

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