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Healthcare: The Machine

The Machine
The Machine endangers all we have made.
We allow it to rule instead of obey.
To build the house, cut the stone sharp and fast:
the carver’s hand takes too long to feel its way.
The Machine never hesitates or we might escape
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CHD’s Amazing Story of Teamwork

The June issue of the Peer Spirit newsletter is out with the story of CHD’s building project.  It has now been a year and a half since we moved into the building and I am still filled with wonder and … Continue reading

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Leadership in Times of Complexity and Chaos

The Leader’s Framework for Decision Making by David J. Snowden and Mary E. Boone
Harvard Business Review November 2007
This article provides a really nice connection between complexity theory and leadership, suggesting that different styles of leadership are needed for varying contexts:

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How to Talk about Community Building as Self-Organization?

Lately I have been in a number of conversations about self-organizing systems, emergence and what it means to be part of encouraging the development of a different kind of community.  In these conversations, I feel challenged to articulate distinctions between … Continue reading

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Productivity in Healthcare

One of my more vivid memories from my days in healthcare leadership were the painful and adversarial struggles over productivity that seemed to constantly escalate over the past several years.
Payers expected productivity and they set their reimbursement rates accordingly.  … Continue reading

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