For someone who’s supposed to be self employed, and also someone who’s created some products, I don’t talk about them all that often. I rarely do it on my business blog, which is geared towards those particular products, and I rarely do it here, even though this is my more popular blog. Time to change that up a bit; please stick with me.
Even though I don’t market my items all that often, I’m often referencing my first book on leadership titled Embrace The Lead and my second book on leadership titled Leadership Is/Isn’t Easy. These are the first two products I have over there to the left, and I’m proud of them; everyone should be proud of something they create. 🙂
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Thomas Quinn was the former CEO of Community General Hospital in Syracuse, NY. For 4 years he had a personal blog where he talked about community developments his hospital was a part of, highlighted positive things employees and physicians did, and talked about philosophical and health care issues such as compassion. I always enjoyed reading it, especially since it was a local hospital, and I liked knowing what was going on.
Me, the CEO
When he was needed the most was the final year he was CEO, which was also the final year that the hospital was a standalone, before it merged with University Hospital. While many hospital executives might have tried to keep the news quiet for fear of what the community might think about them, Quinn was front and center in talking about what was going on with the merger, with the unions, about the employees and how they were trying to save all jobs, and of course with his personal thoughts about why the hospital needed to move in this direction.
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