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First Obligation of Leaders – “Know Thyself” 

Throughout my career, I have come to appreciate that being a leader is an ongoing process of self-discovery and reinvention.…

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The CEO’s Second Act

On average, CEOs step down at age 62, relatively young by today’s standards. Few have to work for living. But…

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Providing Health Care is a Moral Obligation

As published in the Wall Street Journal, regarding “The Aetna Mugging” I believe we are confusing insurance with the moral…

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Talent Management From the Top Down

During a recent event I had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Jack Rowe, my predecessor at Aetna, and Mark…

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Is your culture what you think it is? 

How a positive high-performance culture can reap the biggest rewards. In my career, there have been many things I am…

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A Positive, High-Performance Culture Can Reap The Biggest Rewards 

A positive, high performance culture can reap the biggest rewards. Ignoring culture can result in disaster. It seems that almost…

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Let’s Help Primary Care Doctors in the Movement to Value-Based Care

First, I’m not a doctor and make no claims to understanding their profession the way they do. I have not…

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How we did it: Implementing a private-equity strategic vision 

Established organizations are mostly structured to do yesterday’s work. To meet the changing needs of today’s and tomorrow’s customers, businesses…

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What private-equity strategy planners can teach public companies

In many respects, successful private-equity (PE) firms seem to defy economic logic. They acquire most of their businesses through some…

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American Health Care at a Crossroads

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to health care executives from 22 different countries about the future of the…

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The Key to Broadening Health Care Coverage is Maintaining Affordability

In just a few short months, new state and federally run Health Insurance Exchanges (now called Marketplaces) will open for…

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The Challenge of Leaders – Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

For nearly 200 years, the nature of America’s labor force has evolved as a result of significant economic and societal…

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