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Four Ways San Diego’s Physician Leaders Will Help our Community Thrive

Part VIII of an VIII-part Leadership Series on Leadership Practices of the CEOs and CMOs of San Diego’s Major Healthcare Systems The seven physician leaders interviewed for this series have a vision of success and are taking key steps to get their teams and community there. The four key themes that emerged from the interviews are: They are intentional about shaping company culture They are patient-focused They manage how change is introduced and implemented They seek to learn, grow and... Read More >

Categories: Entrepreneurship| Leadership| Organizational Change

Dr. Mihir Parikh, President of the SDCMS Helps Groups Thrive through Openness, Diversity & Innovation

Part VII of an 8 Part Leadership Series published in San Diego Physician Magazine Dr. Mihir Parikh,board certified in ophthalmology and 13-year member of SDCMS-CMA, is key surgeon of NVISION Eye Centers in La Jolla and president of the San Diego County Medical Society. One of the perspectives that stood out about Dr. Parikh was his openness to seeking ideas from his teams in the process of creating the organization’s goals and pushing forward innovation. A big proponent of diversity, he... Read More >

Categories: Creativity| Entrepreneurship| Leadership

Dr. Thomas Moore, CEO of UCSD Faculty Practice Believes in Managing Change Horizontally

Part VI of an 8 Part Leadership Series published in San Diego Physician Magazine Dr. Thomas Moore, a 20-year member of SDCMS-CMA, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as maternal-fetal medicine, and is CEO of UC San Diego Faculty Practice. The UC San Diego Health network includes 117 primary care physicians and 741 specialists, and provides care to more than 50,000 patients. One of the perspectives that stood out about Dr. Moore was his view on managing change. “Great cultures... Read More >

Categories: Leadership| Organizational Change

Dr. Jim La Belle, CMO of Scripps Health Builds Wisdom through Humility

Part V of an 8 Part Leadership Series published in San Diego Physician Magazine Dr. James La Belle, Chief Medical Officer of Scripps Health is board certified in internal medicine and responsible for managing a network that includes 2,600 affiliated physicians in a system that annually treats 600,000 patients. One of the perspectives that stood out to me about Dr. La Belle was his humility and his openness to “sit in someone else’s seat” and “realize that pretty much everyone is smarter in... Read More >

Categories: Leadership| Organizational Change| Personal Growth

Dr. John Jenrette, CEO of Sharp Community Medical Group Believes in Empowering and Developing like a Tennis Coach

Part IV of an 8 Part Leadership Series published in San Diego Physician Magazine Dr. John Jenrette Believes in Empowering and Developing like a Tennis Coach My fourth interview in the series was with Dr. John Jenrette, CEO of Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG). Board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine, he is responsible for managing a network that includes more
 than 200 primary care physicians and 600 specialists, and provides care to more than 155,000 members through eight health... Read More >

Categories: Communication| Leadership

How Dr. Steven Green, CMO of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group Recommends Communicating (Hint: Put down the phone and don’t hit send!)

Part III of an 8 Part Leadership Series published in San Diego Physician Magazine Steven Green Recommends you Put Down the Phone for Tough Conversations My third interview which was with Dr. Steven Green, Chief Medical Officer of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. His  leadership philosophy includes being intentional about your communication and having important or difficult conversations face-to-face, being patient or customer focused and consistently reinforcing your culture through educational events. You can read about his views on leadership in this interview... Read More >

Categories: Communication| Leadership

How Wendy Buchi, CEO of IGO Medical Group, Drives Staff Appreciation

Part II of an 8 Part Leadership Series published in San Diego Physician Magazine on Physician Leaders Making a Difference in San Diego. Wendy Buchi Drives Staff Appreciation My second interview which was with Dr. Wendy Buchi, an Obstetric Gynecologist and CEO of IGO Medical Group. Her leadership philosophy includes fairness, giving everyone a voice, appreciating her staff and “walking the talk.” You can read about her views on leadership in this interview I conducted of her. Read More >

Categories: Leadership| Organizational Change

How Paul Bernstein, Chief of Staff of Kaiser Permanente Drives Culture & Innovation

Part I of an 8 Part Leadership Series published in San Diego Physician Magazine on Physician Leaders Making a Difference in San Diego Paul Bernstein Shares Kaiser Permanente’s Innovative Actions As a scholar-practitioner, my goal is to help fast-growth companies maintain and improve their workplace cultures so their employees are engaged and performing at their best. I also continue to research the best practices of leaders of high performing organizations so that I can add to literature in my field... Read More >

Categories: Creativity| Leadership

Four Visionary Leadership Lessons from Milton Hershey (1857-1945)

I was recently in York, Pennsylvania presenting to several CEO groups when I decided to visit nearby Hershey Town. As a chocolate lover and a researcher, I was excited to take a tour and learn more about this community that had been formed by Milton Hershey as he built his chocolate empire. I expected to learn about the intricacies of chocolate making from cocoa pod to chocolate bar (check), to try many of the 80 varieties of Hershey’s chocolate (check... Read More >

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Learning Moments Shape Cultures: How Actress Melissa McCarthy Did It

Leaders today are often so overwhelmed with emails, requests from their teams and developing new business that they can forget to slow down to pay attention to the fact that there are so many potential learning moments that can not only impact the person, but also help shape the culture of their companies. I recently learned how box office champion Melissa McCarthy (Spy, Bridesmaids, The Heat, Tammy) was able to create a learning moment with a movie critic who made sexist... Read More >

Categories: Leadership| Making a Difference in Our World| Personal Growth

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