Just Read: Becoming Steve Jobs, The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Just Read: Becoming Steve Jobs, The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Great read about leadership and the uniquenes of one person, and also an insight into the commonalities of people born into the baby boomer generation that Steve was a part of.

We can learn as much, if not more, from failure, from promising paths that turn into dead ends. The vision, understanding, patience, and wisdom that informed Steve’s last decade were forged in the trials of these intervening years.

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Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn't want you to - Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn’t want you to – Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is a collage of the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, from 2015 and 1979. The Center is on a side street in the Shaw neighborhood and is the home to many revolutions in leadership, most notably the end of school segregation in 1955. When I was there recently, I tried … Continue reading Photo Friday: Leading in a world that doesn’t want you to – Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC USA

Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

View on Flickr.com View on Flickr.com Sources (click to read): Utne Alt Wire, NPR, PBS News Hour, USAToday As I prepare to head back for my final session of the Kaiser Permanente Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard School of Business (@HBSExecEd), I am paying extra attention to examples of great leadership. Especially those of … Continue reading Learning about high impact leadership in Washington, DC: Ruby Corado and Regina Holliday in national media

A few photos taken on the way to the future #SCOTUS #LoveMustWin #WalkingMeeting

A few photos taken on the way to the future #SCOTUS #LoveMustWin #WalkingMeeting

I normally walk to work through history, this time I walked to work through history being made, as the United States Supreme Court heard arguments for marriage equality.

In an awesome confluence of events and social movements, I was participating in a roundtable co-hosted by the American College of Sports Medicine (@ACSMNews) and the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (@KPIHP) on creating a Call to Action on Making Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription a Standard of Medical Care. Of course that roundtable was going to have walking meetings, and we walked to the future, while talking about the future.

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Social Innovator: Louise “Lu” Casa, MSN, CRNP, CTTS on identity, partnership, teamwork

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“Wanna see something funny?” That’s what Louise “Lu” Casa said to me when she was teaching a class at the Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth). It was the photo below, of Lu in training in 1983.

I interviewed Lu for a bunch of reasons….

  • As part of preparation I was doing to speak with the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk) all hands meeting in December. That presentation was made, and made much better with Lu’s help.
  • To assist my #HHSIgnite team, “HRSA Huddles,” a project of the HHS Idea Lab (@HHSIdeaLab) seeking to improve communication and teamwork in our U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (@HHSGov)
  • To learn about leadership and trailblazing in a profession and environment that sometimes doesn’t know that the world is changing around it – She told me she was an out lesbian throughout her clinical training, which is pretty impressive for its time, so I asked to learn more.

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Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks

Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks

This week I got to go see a screening of DogParks & CoffeeShops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods on the invitation of Professor Sonya Grier, on the campus of American University, at the Metro Policy Center (@MPC_AU) which addressed a ton of interests of mine all in one. Continue reading→

Seeing the future 45 years later at the Brookings Institution: CHF and Payment Reform

Seeing the future 45 years later at the Brookings Institution: CHF and Payment Reform

When I was at the Brookings Institution ( @BrookingsInst @BrookingsMed )with fellow Permanente physician, cardiologist Priti Sood, MD, for MEDTalk: Treating Congestive Heart Failure and the Role of Payment Reform | Brookings Institution, this quote immediately came to mind: We believe any group of physicians, or a foundation working with physicians, can easily duplicate the … Continue reading Seeing the future 45 years later at the Brookings Institution: CHF and Payment Reform