Leadership Development

With over 30+ years of experience in leadership development working in healthcare, corporations, communities, and academia, I have learned a great deal about leadership. I have worked with leaders, interviewed leaders and written about leadership, conducted research on diverse executive leadership, and observed leadership on all levels.  And I have had the opportunity to teach leadership in two universities.

Leadership and Change for the Greater Good

I believe leadership is about harnessing the collective passion and wisdom for doing good and working collaboratively to achieve shared goals.  It is about bringing light to perplexing issues and turning them into opportunities focused on the core mission to provide quality and affordable healthcare for all, and to sustain healthy communities. Leadership in this current uncertain and unstable environment, stoked by a persistent global pandemic, has put a spotlight on persistent problems.  Such problems as healthcare disparities and inequities, diverse executive leadership representative of communities served, accessible and affordable quality care, especially for poor and underserved populations, continue to impede achieving the mission. Rather than view these issues as intractable, now is the opportunity to make significant changes for the greater good.

High-Touch Skills in Complex, High Stress Environments

In this complex and turbulent, high stress environment leadership development is more important than ever.  How leaders are developed, and the leadership skills required in these changing times need to adapt.  Leadership development and learning are most effective in action with mindful reflection that can be applied quickly to the situation. High-touch skills will facilitate more effective teamwork and productivity in increasingly digitized and hybrid workplaces. The term high touch was first coined by John Naisbitt in his seminal book Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives. He discussed the relationship between high tech and high touch. Skills in developing and nurturing positive relationships, in-person and virtual verbal and written communication, social and emotional intelligence, perception about how people are managing stress, and interpretation of what’s working well and what’s not working well will facilitate more supportive and healthier work environments. Leadership development can help develop these skills along with the ability to mindfully learn in action.

I Want to Help

As a consultant and advisor, I can help you to identify ways to enhance your leadership capabilities and high-touch skills that will impact people and organizational performance.