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JOHN COURIS – 2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT

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Congratulations to Elite Leadership IMPACT Award recipient, John Couris, President & CEO of Tampa General Hospital (TGH). His mission is to make TGH the safest and most innovative academic health system in America. As a leader in the health care industry, John has achieved success through innovation, technological integration and strategic collaborations.

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Leadership Lessons From 2020

Category : General Leadership

There’s a reason the rearview mirror is so small and the windshield is so big.
Where you’re headed is much more important than what’s behind you.
– Unknown

What leadership lessons did you learn in 2020 that you are taking into 2021? Which lessons do you want to leave in 2020?

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Preview the Elite Leadership Academy

We are very excited to share the news of the rebranding of our new leadership training site – Elite Leadership Academy. In the past, we have operated under the Professional Leadership Academy, but with the expected publication in the next few months of my new book, The Path to Elite Level Leadership, we decided to change the site to match the book.

The new site features new leadership development programs, master classes, a leadership resources library and even a virtual tour of our virtual academy.

As a subscriber, we are inviting you to preview the site and also offering you 25% off any of the training in our ‘Curriculum Catalog‘ with the coupon code ’25offpreview’ until November 30, 2020.

Please take a look at it and let us know what you think about it.


Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness

I encourage you to read this masterful piece from the NY Times by my colleague and Northwestern scholar Kihana Miraya Ross on anti-blackness.

Anti-blackness describes the inability to recognize black humanity. It captures the reality that the kind of violence that saturates black life is not based on any specific thing a black person did. The violence we experience isn’t tied to any particular transgression. It’s gratuitous and unrelenting.

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Recapping 2019 Achievements; Preparing for 2020 Goals

This has been a great year for us at the Healthcare Center of Excellence. Our distinctive approach to leadership development has enabled us to continue reaching people with our personalized, adaptable and measurable Professional Leadership Program. Here is a recap of some of our 2019 achievements, including:

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Professional Leadership Academy Opening

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Professional Leadership Academy. It is the culmination of 2 years of work since I developed the Professional Leadership Process™ for my book, Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare. Soon after publication, we began developing online and onsite courses based on this leadership development approach culminating in a results-focused, process-based, continuously-improving leadership program for aspiring and experienced leaders that is adaptable to almost any leadership situation.

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Discovering Your Leadership Superpowers and ‘Origin Story’ on the Journey to Becoming an Effective Leader

  • Leaders should be on a continuous journey to discover their leadership superpowers.
  • The author’s research has identified 12 leadership superpowers, with effective leaders generally mastering at least two and knowing how to tap into many others.
  • Leaders also should be aware of their “origin story,” which sets the tone for how they will lead.

Superhero movies capture our imaginations and entertain us with ever-improving special effects and the age-old story of good versus evil. One of the most interesting components is the origin story, wherein heroes discover their superpowers and learn how to master or control them.

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Rethinking Leadership Development Utilizing a Personalized Approach

With the rate of change occurring in healthcare, today’s leaders must be well-versed in all aspects of the practice of leadership. Previous studies undertaken by the Healthcare Center of Excellence (HCOE) have indicated that leadership is the top challenge to many aspects of healthcare transformation. Managing this changing environment will require leaders to elevate their staff and organization to navigate the new maze that is healthcare. The rate of change and expectations will only expose any leadership deficiencies.

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Professional Leadership Development Training Case Study

Read about the results achieved by a hospital after implementing the Healthcare Center of Excellence’s professional leadership development program. Participants created a personalized, continuously improving leadership plan that is adaptable to almost any situation and showed significant leadership improvement within 3 months after taking the course. Read more about and download the complete case study, Rethinking Leadership Development: A Personalized Approach .


Becker’s Hospital Review Interview With Bryan Bennett (Podcast)

Scott Becker interviews Bryan Bennett, Executive Director at Healthcare Center of Excellence and Author of “Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare” for his Leaders in Healthcare Podcast series.


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