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Eric Norwood
Arizona, USA
Eric started this blog in January 2011 as a veteran healthcare executive who helps healthcare leaders navigate the transition from the Old to New World of Healthcare .
Interests: Healthcare Leaders and Leadership
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In healthcare, people have been watching their leaders over the course of this crisis. And, they are taking measure. How are you showing up in the storm? As a coach who comes from a career as a healthcare leader, I've been talking with my clients and their teams nationwide during... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at Living Well Journal
Eric Norwood, FACHE, PCC Our brains are story-making machines. When faced with the unknown, those stories always spin negative. The world today is faced with the unknown of COVID-19, and the healthcare environment is moving at an unprecedented pace. As humans, our default setting is to find and focus upon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at Living Well Journal
Eric Norwood, FACHE, PCC April 23, 2020 A busy healthcare executive told me today, “I don’t want to go back to normal after this.” “We were all on the trajectory of a train wreck before the Covid Crisis - - running as fast as we could and spinning our wheels... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at Living Well Journal
"What if this pandemic truly becomes a defining moment for healthcare, like 9-11 was for air travel? What if healthcare becomes much more open to innovation because of it?" Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Living Well Journal
Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2020 The double-entendre contained in this cartoon really "hooked" me! The salmon are swimming upstream, just as they are designed to do Yet it’s exhausting swimming against the flow, enough to question the effort even when it’s the right thing to be doing. The salmon’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at Living Well Journal
By Eric Norwood and Micheal Hein, MD Over the past several weeks, we are seeing complexity play out in dramatic ways. Significant changes are likely taking place for you in terms of how you view your role and impact as a leader. In this post, we’ll explore crisis leadership insights... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Living Well Journal
Do current events feel overwhelming at times? Sea mariners know something that can help a leader in the grips of a tumultuous crisis. When a storm rises upon a ship at sea, the wind and waves can threaten to sink it. If the storm rises when the ship is in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Living Well Journal
“How much ‘LIFE’ do you have every week?” I ask this question regularly of my executive coaching clients, most of whom are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. It’s a question that quickly cuts to the heart of the matter. Seven days times 24 hours equals 168 hours in a week. That’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Living Well Journal
"An unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates "The unexamined life is destined to repeat itself." Thomas a Kempis Every leader I coach wants to grow, improve and "make a difference." But few know how to escape the frenetic pace of busy-ness to realize that ambition, so life quickly slips... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Living Well Journal
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Feb 5, 2016
"Today, sheltered from the hardships of hunger, disease, heat and cold that stalked human life for centuries, some people have lost their capacity to deal with real difficulty. Growing up in a protected palace of comfort, they have lost their ability to walk through pain." Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens'... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Living Well Journal
"It's easier to say NO when you have a much Bigger YES on the other side of your NO." Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Living Well Journal
"Physicians are the Ultimate Fishermen." Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Living Well Journal
That word - - Compromise - - often elicits an angry response. Some think it means sacrificing one's principles on the alter of expediency. In fact, compromise is a valuable way to resolve conflict, a fact of life in any relationship. What sets it apart is its ability to find... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Living Well Journal
To move through pain to wisdom, through fear to courage, through suffering to strength, requires resilience ... "the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge." Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Living Well Journal
The winners in The New World of Healthcare will emerge where executive and physician leaders come together as equal partners, and effective physician leaders will be a key to their success. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Living Well Journal
This is what the future must look like. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Living Well Journal
"No amount of delivery system reform can offset the impact of our declining health status as Americans." Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Living Well Journal
What you will rarely encounter in our media’s iCloud of Unknowing is the past or a sense of tradition. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at Living Well Journal
"There's just too much data available today to send it up to managers for every decision; doing so creates a bottleneck that slows the organization's ability to adapt and adjust to market changes." Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Living Well Journal
"If only we would have listed to Peter Drucker back in 1967, our healthcare delivery system might look a lot different than it does today." Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Living Well Journal
"Legacy companies can't rely on regulation to protect them from competitive innovation." Kenneth Kaufman Anyone who has tried Uber instead of calling a taxi will appreciate this blog Untangling innovation, regulation and competition in healthcare Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Living Well Journal
It's easier to say No when I have a much bigger Yes on the other side of it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Living Well Journal
"To three highly effective and successful executives, a boring, often-overlooked ability is one of the most vital skills you can have as a manager — the ability to write." Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Living Well Journal
"Adaptive Design is a path to innovation healthcare: Successful organization learn to do what they don't know how to do." Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Living Well Journal