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Ferociously Curious: An Interview with Coreen Dicus-Johnson

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We were barely into our conversation about BOLD leadership when Coreen Dicus-Johnson, President and CEO of Network Health, headquartered in Menasha, Wisconsin, mentioned that her staff has told her she is “ferociously curious.” Curiosity, along with confidence, empathy and trust are the [...]

Wow. That’s going to work! An Interview with Rick Dow

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Any conversation with Rick Dow is a fast drive through seemingly unrelated stories that all come back to some key notions that he has – and that I think he is honestly not aware of until you ask a couple questions. I [...]

Personal Tragedy into Positive Action: An interview with Julie Smith

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Dr. Julie M Smith was the co-founder of CLG, Inc., which she describes as “the world’s premiere behavior-based strategy execution firm.” She and her colleagues have reason to claim that position having worked with many in the Fortune 500, at all levels [...]

Newly Released ‘BOLD Leadership’ Book Encourages Businesses to Identify Leaders to Drive Positive Change

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Medecision executive, author, and leadership pro Chris LaVictoire Mahai uncovers the secrets of BOLD leaders and their importance for organizational success DALLAS, TX – September 25, 2018 – Medecision, the leader in population health and care management solutions, announced today the launch [...]

Good Balance of Humble and Assertive: An Interview with Tyler Wilson

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I met Tyler through a colleague, Tamara Cull, who worked with him at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and saw his quiet boldness in action. When asked why she recommended him as a BOLD candidate, she said, “Tyler and I both worked on [...]

Can an introvert be a BOLD leader?

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Yvonne Scott is such a natural introvert, her father, upon her college graduation and learning of her interest in applying for an audit position, said to her, “You know, Yvonne, if you’re going to be an auditor, you’re going to have to [...]

Cold Calling: An Interview with Joyce Cacho

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An email arrived in my inbox one day from Joyce Cacho. I didn’t know Joyce. She introduced herself as a member of Women Corporate Directors, where she found my name in the national directory. Coming to Minnesota for a Land O’Lakes board [...]

Medecision Acquires Transformational Change Firm, Aveus

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DALLAS and MINNEAPOLIS, 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medecision, a leader in population health management solutions, announced today the acquisition of Minneapolis, MN-based Aveus, a consulting services firm with deep roots in strategy, innovation and customer experience.   The largest independent provider of population health [...]

My money is on Lee: An Interview with Lee Jones

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“Lee Jones is AMAZING, she really is!” said one of her largest private equity shareholders and board members, Erwin Kelen. I met Erwin many years ago when we served together on a nonprofit board. He is a renaissance man if there ever [...]

Networks Lead You to the Most Wonderful People: An Interview with Will Prest

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Throughout my career I’ve made an effort to stay in touch with people I’ve worked with, enjoy, trust, and admire. Those who know me well often introduce me to new, interesting people. Such a gift! Certainly, in the BOLD leader work we’ve [...]

Of No Illusions: An Interview with Penny Wheeler, M.D.

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Dr. Penny Wheeler skipped directly from her obstetrics/gynecology medical practice to chief clinical officer and then to president and CEO of Allina Health. Allina, just to give a few stats, employs over 29,000 people, has over $4.1 billion in annual revenues, and [...]

An Employee First Culture Risks Becoming Internally Focused and Externally Irrelevant

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Which comes first, customer or employee experience?  This may sound like the proverbial “chicken or egg” question.  Both promise greater employee engagement and enhanced financial performance.  Many companies are underperforming on both. In fact, Gallup has found that fully 70% of employees [...]

A Tad Bit Uncomfortable: An Interview with Terri Kline

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“If you are truly BOLD, everything you do is a tad bit uncomfortable. You can’t be bold if you’re not courageous and willing to be uncomfortable.” Terri Kline, President and CEO of Health Alliance Plan (HAP), made this observation about halfway through [...]

Self-Inflicted Wounds: An Open Letter to Delta Air Lines and American Express

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Dear      Sandeep Dube, Vice President - Delta Air Lines (Customer Engagement & Loyalty) CC:        Denise Pickett, President, U.S. Consumer Products & Services at American Express; Edward Bastian, CEO, Delta From:   Chis LaVictoire Mahai, Managing Partner, Aveus and a long-experienced customer with both [...]

The Secret to Winning in Today’s Marketplace

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