Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Conversation at the Center for Public Leadership

Many thanks to the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School for inviting me to meet with the Zukerman and Dubin Fellows tonight. The Zuckerman Fellows are graduate students or professionals from the fields of law, business, or medicine who are pursuing a second degree in health, education, or public policy in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of public sector issues. The Dubin Fellows are master's degree students at the JFK School who have demonstrated strong character, academic excellence, the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity, and a commitment to making a transformative impact on the communities they serve.

My topic was about lessons from leadership positions, with a particular focus on engaging front-line staff in process improvement, building constituencies in the complex environment of academic medical centers, and the importance of transparency in both clinical and administrative matters.

I promised to post the pictures of those who asked especially good questions, but everyone did! I don't have room here for all, but I include a few. Special thanks to Laura Burke (bottom right), a resident in Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, for her role in organizing tonight's event.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good leadership skills in the public sector are now more important than ever, and given your diverse background I'm sure you had a lot to say. This article in the Washington Post demonstrates why good leaders may be in increasingly short supply in the government's Senior Executive Service: