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Envisioning the Future

August 5, 2018

The organizational vision is the institution’s reason for being. Envisioning the future reflects people’s idealistic reasons for doing the company’s work. It captures the very soul of the organization. Merck provides an interesting, thoughtful statement of purpose: “to preserve and … Continued


Competitive Intelligence

July 2, 2018

Competitive intelligence is the creation of new insights and new thinking that can help managers make better decisions. This is not about following in competitor’s footsteps. In a new world of fierce competition, health organizations are going to need to … Continued


Operations Innovation

June 1, 2018

Progressive innovation and incremental change within the healthcare organization has the power to transform services. Performance studies by the ACG Group have found many legacy addiction and mental health programs have changed little in the last decade.  Rather than forge … Continued


Value Based Services

May 1, 2018

It has always been true that people have been willing to pay for value based goods and services. In recent years, economic swings in our economy have been overshadowed by an enthusiastic stampede of users headed towards global business on … Continued


Strategic Flexibility

April 15, 2018

“Strategic execution is the responsibility that makes or breaks executives.”  Alan Branche. The essence of strategy is in the balancing of focused, concerted commitment on one hand with the effective utilization of resources on the other. It is a difficult … Continued


Effective Leadership

March 11, 2018

If Leadership is so important, then where are the effective leaders in the Behavioral Health field? Perhaps the problem is determined by too many people thinking Leadership is defined by what leaders do rather than what values they bring to … Continued


The Communications Edge

February 14, 2018

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers has said, “Communications is what you have left when all the facts are gone.” Scratch the surface of every successful venture and you will find a careful, thorough, meticulous communications plan executed by educated … Continued


Problem Readmissions

January 25, 2018

Re-admission Issues: A Revolving Door for Addictions Treatment One of the continuing problems with the quality of Substance Abuse treatment services in rural states has been the growing concerns over the high numbers of patients failing to complete residential treatment. … Continued


Overhauling Plans

December 12, 2017

Scratch the surface of every successful venture and you will find a careful, thorough, meticulous plan executed by well-educated leaders who are willing to adapt and innovate. As we approach the New Year health care CEO’s, in particular, should asking … Continued


Internet Revolution

November 11, 2017

An Internet Revolution – The modern Internet applications of today are coordinating health services, transforming the way health information is obtained and even how health care is delivered. Provider and payer organizations are now turning to the internet as a … Continued