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Leading in Wisdom

I began my professional career as an analyst – my goal was to elevate the quality of strategic thinking about a variety of issues. I came to realize that most complex problems certainly benefit from and may actually require collective … Continue reading

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Something small might be the next big thing …

[This was originally posted on http://leading4health.ning.com.  This is an open community – all interested in improving health and well-being are welcome, particularly at the system level, are welcome.] If you want to read some good news, check out the NYT … Continue reading

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Taking short term action and building long term momentum

The tyranny of the urgent produces great pressure to react.  Similarly, fragile groups of diverse stakeholders often feel that they must do something to maintain momentum. The unintended consequence of these impulses can result in a dependence on “the quick … Continue reading

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How much is that X-ray in the window?

I had extensive back surgery in 1972. One of the things I remember clearly about the experience was the bill. It arrived some weeks later, and seemed to be close to a ream of paper, since everything, and I mean … Continue reading

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – in more ways than one

Today I had blueberries for breakfast. What’s significant is that I had the conscious experience of having blueberries for breakfast. This was not my intention, but the blueberries demanded my full attention and I answered their call. I had rinsed … Continue reading

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Miles to go before I sleep

From this point forward, October 15th will be a phoenix celebration for me. On Friday, the taxi taking me to the airport on a dark rainy windy morning spun out of control, slammed into the abutment of an overpass facing … Continue reading

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I still have more to learn from Ed Schein – a salute

Don’t panic!  Ed is alive and well, although soon to move from the east coast to west – riding off into the sunset as we see it here in Cambridge. I’m not going to try to be comprehensive in acknowledging … Continue reading

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In the beginning …

Some would say it’s a gutsy move to call your company Heaven & Earth Incorporated. What’s behind the name? A few things: first, in Chinese philosophy, the human being (literally perched on the horizon) is seen as where heaven and … Continue reading

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