The Iowa Clinic is a $120-million, fully integrated multispecialty clinic with more than 180 physicians and healthcare providers practicing in 32 specialties. The group has about 500,000 patient visits each year, 170,000 of whom are unique patients. The Iowa Clinic also enjoys national influence thanks to its involvement with the American Medical Group Assoc
Many physician leaders are learning that change initiatives exact a heavy toll— both human and economic. But what does a leader do? Why is it so hard to get employees’ cooperation on change initiatives? And why is it that 70% of all change initiatives fail? In his classic article “The Tools of Cooperation and Change“ Professor Clayton Christensen and his [.
In a recent interview*, Clayton Christensen described the US health care industry as “sick and getting sicker.” Professor Christensen sees the Affordable Care Act as sound in helping move our country in the right direction, but he doubts its full potential can be achieved rapidly enough. According to Christensen, here’s why: 1. Excessive Administrative Ov
The “father of leadership” Warren Bennis passed away last Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 89. He will be remembered as the leader of leaders. With nearly thirty books to his name, his influence and judgement guided some of the most successful leaders in the world today. He taught leadership as a liberal art […]
A recent article in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience* sheds some light on the division between task-oriented and socio-emotional-oriented roles derived from a fundamental feature of our neurobiology: an antagonistic relationship between two large-scale cortical networks – the task-positive network (TPN) and the default mode network (DMN). The TPN is important
This recent video by “Weird Al” Yankovic is a light-hearted look at how meaningless our corporate mission statements have become. The song was released through the Wall Street Journal, and features Yankovic harmonizing with himself on lyrics constructed of corporate jargon, like “operationalize our strategies” and “leverage our core competencies,” while the