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Archive for the 'Organizational Development' Category

  Well I have been silent for quite a long time. I have been trying to find my way forward for months. The groups working on Pursuing Perfection in Whatcom County have accomplished much: Direct involvement of patients in the design of chronic care system and processes, Shared Care Plan, Clinical Care Specialist role, Groups […]

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Building Trust: In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life, by Flores and Solomon is a really good book. I rank it with The Wisdom of Insecurity, by Alan Watts as two of the┬ámost mind altering books I have read. Watts turned the conventional wisdom of insecurity on it’s head, essentially showing that security or fixedness is […]

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A friend of mine, Gervase Bushe, wrote a very useful book: Clear Leadership. The insights and framework are based upon his career as a professor and business consultant Clear Leadership is full of practical and immediately useful mental models and advice. Organizations are beginning to use it as a framework for leadership training at all levels. After reading […]

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Which side of the bed?

  I have gradually come to realize that I unconsciously make a binary choice each time I think or act. I get out of my bed either on the defensive side or the learning side. I either start my day holding on to… you name it. Or, I start my day open, willing and interested […]

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Narrative in Medicine

My invaluable assistant, Jill Hickok, told me about an NPR presentation on the use of story telling in medicine. We are trying to do something similar in Whatcom County to heighten the awareness and understanding of the relational aspects of medicine, especially chronic conditions. We are coming to believe that among all the change and stresses […]

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From Programs to Movements

The Bureau of Primary Health Care has successfully jump started the 100% Access 0 Disparity movement in America. Spokane, WA area is implementing a similar approch. There is a summary of the BPHC experience that is very enlightening, if you wish to switch from projects and programs to “movements”. I highly recommend reading it if you […]

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