Top Resources on Leadership & Governance Development

As selected by the OPEN MINDS Market Intelligence Team

  • Meta-Leadership – A New & Tall Order

    Executive Briefing | August 30, 2016
    Why are we focused on meta-leadership? These headlines tell the story… Select Medical Partners With University Of Florida To Operate the Shands Rehab Hospital In Gainesville, Florida Mount Sinai CIN, Cigna Form Accountable Care Partnership HomeHero Partners With Cedars-Sinai...
  • Performance Management Needs Performance-Driven Leaders

    Executive Briefing | February 9, 2016
    Starting tomorrow, our OPEN MINDS team will host more than 400 health and human service executives in Clearwater Beach, Florida at the 2016 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute – with our focus this year on the “how to” of pay-for-performance, from pricing and...
  • Thinking In Terms Of Meta Leadership

    Executive Briefing | September 29, 2015
    I thought our recent coverage of what it takes to be a successful c-suite executive (see What To Look For In A C-Suite Executive In Health & Human Services and Hiring A New Exec? Promote From Within Or Go Outside?), provided...
  • Succession Planning – The Reality

    Executive Briefing | September 1, 2015
    The succession planning process is well-documented as a linear process for recruiting a new executive. But the reality of the planning process is not quite so straightforward. I certainly think any situation where you are replacing a key executive...
  • What To Look For In A C-Suite Executive In Health & Human Services

    Executive Briefing | August 17, 2015
    There is lots of recruiting going on at health care organizations these days. The reasons are many – an aging leadership cohort, high stress of change in the current environment, and the development of new programs and customer relationships to name...
  • The Amazon Leadership Principles & The Amazon Flywheel – What They Could Mean For Your Organization

    Executive Briefing | July 14, 2015
    Amazon has become synonymous with disruptive innovation – and for good reason. The company has disrupted and derailed any number of industries – from publishing and book stores, to retail, to tech services. And I’ve written about this “Amazon effect” in the...
  • What’s Your Leadership Strategy?

    Executive Briefing | June 10, 2015
    Strategy. I’ve been thinking a lot about the many “strategies” that health and human service organizations need to employ. Business strategies, tech strategies, human resource strategies, managed care strategies, merger and acquisition strategies – all must fit together into an...
  • Great Leadership Is A Habit

    Executive Briefing | May 11, 2015
    Quality is not an act, it is a habit. – Aristotle Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryun There are many great sayings about leadership and many “lists” of leadership attributes...
  • For Sustainability, Managers Matter

    Feature Article | September 17, 2014
    “Supervision is an opportunity to bring someone back to their own mind, to show them how good they can be.” – Nancy Kline Human service supervisors are in a tough spot. Rarely were they selected for their leadership ability...
  • Non-Profit Governance Primer: Background & Roles Of The Board

    Feature Article | August 19, 2014
    One critical (but not often discussed) key to the success of a non-profit organization is its board of directors. It is the board that determines the mission and overall direction of an organization—a well-functioning board can have a positive...
  • Managing Your Boards Of Directors: Strategic Advice For CEOs

    Feature Article | August 19, 2014
    In today’s competitive, high-paced, heavily regulated, and often under-funded environment, the reality is that conventional wisdom can only take a non-profit chief executive officer (CEO) so far. To be successful in today’s non-profit market, what is thought of as...
  • Revisiting The ‘Magnificent Seven’

    Feature Article | August 19, 2014
    “We know what to do, we just can’t get our team to do it.” That statement (in various forms) is all too common among executive teams following development of a new plan, signing a new contract, or developing a...
  • The Tyranny Of The Urgent

    Feature Article | August 19, 2014
    What prevents organizations from implementing strategy? Often, it’s the “tyranny of the urgent.” When it comes to executive attention, the pressing non-strategic matters of the day get all the attention, while critically important issues of long-term strategy remain undone....
  • The Effective Organization: Five Questions To Translate Leadership Into Strong Management

    Feature Article | August 19, 2014
    “Too many people are involved in every decision. Staff complain about unclear and changing priorities. No bench strength exists in the leadership ranks to take on new tasks. Staff are duplicating work and reinventing existing processes.” Organizational inefficiencies like...
  • The Impediment To ‘Getting Things Done’

    Executive Briefing | December 14, 2013
    Saturday, December 14, 2013 Execution is the great unaddressed issue in most organizations today. It is one thing to have a clear strategy, and it is quite another to actually implement and realize the strategy. And working harder –...
  • Lead The Field – Or Others Will…

    Executive Briefing | November 21, 2013
    Coordinated care. Value-based payment. Competitive bidding. Analytics and performance metrics. So many challenges, so little time for organizations to make big changes. For the past week, I have been thinking about our recent series on the changing competency requirements...
  • Leaders Need To Let Go & Move On

    Feature Article | November 1, 2013
    Does your business development plan from June need an update? Did you just change your policies and procedures – only to discover that new accreditation standards make them "out of date"? Did the state licensure standards change – again?...
  • New Thoughts On Leadership For A Changing Market: Leadership Levels & Leadership Types

    Feature Article | November 1, 2013
    Many times when either new managers join an organization, or current managers climb higher up the management ladder, they spend a lot of time figuring out their new place in the organization, and the responsibilities of their new position....
  • Customer Service Is A Leadership Issue

    Feature Article | November 1, 2013
    Customer Service Is A Leadership Issue Leadership + Culture + Service = Profits. I didn’t make this up this management formula – but I like it. It’s from Switch & Shift blog by Ted Coiné, author of the book...
  • Six Leadership Steps For Creating Change – Fast

    Executive Briefing | August 3, 2013
    Yesterday, my focus was on the leadership challenges of ever-shorter service line life cycles, and rapidly shifting competitive advantage (see ‘Victory Is Fleeting. Losing Is Forever’ all members). The end of the piece spoke of the requirement of leaders...
  • Managing Your Boards Of Directors: Strategic Advice For CEOs

    Feature Article | June 1, 2012
    Managing Your Boards Of Directors: Strategic Advice For CEOs In today's competitive, high-paced, heavily regulated, and often under-funded environment, the reality is that conventional wisdom can only take a non-profit chief executive officer (CEO) so far. To be successful...
  • Increase Your Board’s Impact: Recruiting & Vetting Nonprofit Board Members

    Feature Article | June 1, 2012
    Increase Your Board's Impact: Recruiting & Vetting Nonprofit Board Members A key ingredient to increasing a nonprofit organization’s impact in the community it serves is having the right people on the team. Critical to this team are an organization’s...
  • Getting A Board On Board

    Executive Briefing | June 4, 2012
    June 4, 2012 No matter what your organization’s size or specialty in the health and human service field, an effective board of directors is a more essential to success than ever before. But there is a caveat. What it...
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