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Eric Norwood
San Diego, CA
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
Recent Activity
“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
Why don't I compare myself to people who are worse off than I can? Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Living Well Journal
"Without effective leadership - - particularly physician leadership - - the best clinical integration strategies will flounder and fail." Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Living Well Journal
Courage of one's convictions is among the rarest of characteristics among leaders in any industry. Harvard professor of change Clay Christensen's says that leaders of legacy organizations -- like hopsitals/health systems -- will not be the ones to disrupt it's own business model to adopt a new one. Yet the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Living Well Journal
Jim Collins' book, Built to Last, has informed the thinking of leaders in healthcare for years. I like how my colleague, Blaine Bartlett, in his blog today, notes that "it implies solidity, endurance, longevity, and stability. So, how could this possibly be bad?" [Built NOT to Last?] Nothing in nature... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Living Well Journal
"My life is like driving a dynamite truck 100 miles an hour, down a winding mountain road, with bad brakes!" Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Living Well Journal
4 Sure Bets for healthcare executives for managing the transition from the Old to the New World of healthcare payment. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Living Well Journal
In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the bumpy-start of the healthcare exchanges were explained by the sheer complexity of the Accountable Care Act itself. The authors cited a beautiful (and daunting) graphic that congressional staff created to illustrate how some 150 agencies, existing and new, form a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Living Well Journal