Leadership

Networking For Leaders

In 2007, Herminia Ibarra and Mark Lee Hunter, professors at INSEAD, published an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “How Leaders Create and Use Networks”; ten years later, the concepts they described are just as relevant for leadership success. The authors define networking as “creating a fabric of personal contacts who will provide support, feedback, …

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Marion J. Ball, EdD

Marion J. Ball, dubbed the “mother of medical informatics” in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, was one of seven inaugural recipients of the Most Influential Women in Health IT Award, given by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in December of 2016. She has truly been a pioneer, achieving success …

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CEOs and Politics

Fast approaching one of the most contentious presidential races in recent history, it is interesting to consider how the involvement of corporate CEOs in politics has grown. While the American public in general has not hesitated to post personal views on election issues and politics across social media and other outlets, it is a different …

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Nancy Schlichting, Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System

In December of 2016, Nancy Schlichting will step down as the chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, after a two-year-long succession planning transition process.  During her 13-year tenure in this role, Ms. Schlichting has effected a dramatic financial turnaround for HFHS and implemented award-winning patient safety, customer service, and diversity initiatives, …

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Leaders & Self-Reflection

A key trait shared by successful leaders is the ability to engage in self-reflection. In fact, a 2010 study from Green Peak Partners and Cornell University found that “a high self-awareness score was the strongest predictor of overall success” in leadership. Experiences lead to increased wisdom when they are reflected upon and assigned meaning, according …

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