A Big “Why” Leads to an Easy “How”

I was recently reminded of one of the most powerful leadership principles ever encountered: “If you have a big enough why, the how becomes easy.”    Most leaders, organizations, and people focus on the “how.” Take a look at the titles and … [Read more...]

Leaders: Discussion Points For More Effective Teamwork Throughout Your Organization

Jon Gordon recently published a listing of actionable, high-impact thoughts regarding teamwork. The article is titled, “11 Thoughts About Teamwork,” and was published in Jon Gordon's Weekly Newsletter.   As you know, leadership is not a … [Read more...]

Leaders: Be A Part of the Solution

By Dan Nielsen   I recently had the opportunity to conduct an in-depth interview with Dave Edwards, Vice President of Supplier Relations/Business Development at Premier, Inc. Dave is not only a thoughtful and articulate leader, he is … [Read more...]

Presidential Leadership Lessons: Be Determined

By Dan Nielsen dan@dannielsen.com   Throughout his life, President Herbert Hoover demonstrated profound determination and perseverance. Born into poverty and orphaned as a young boy, Hoover was determined to create a better life. In his … [Read more...]

Leaders: Are You Teaching This Critical Reality?

Healthcare Leadership, with Dan Nielsen dan@dannielsen.com   Leaders: Are You Teaching This Critical Reality?   Excellent leaders know that if they influence and change the perceptions of those they lead, they will change the … [Read more...]

Leaders: Do You Have a Laser-like Focus in These 3 Areas?

In a recent interview with Dave Edwards, Vice President of Supplier Relations/Business Development at Premier, Inc., I asked him to describe his leadership role. As Dave enthusiastically described his leadership approach and specific responsibilities … [Read more...]

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Premier’s Dave Edwards: A Great Example of Passionate Leadership

By Dan Nielsen   I recently recorded a 65-minute, high-energy interview with Dave Edwards, Vice President of Supplier Relations/Business Development at Premier. Over the next few weeks, we will publish several healthcare leadership … [Read more...]

Leaders: Yet Another Reason to be Healthy

There is new evidence that healthy-looking people are perceived as better leaders. Healthy people are perceived as better leaders, even over intelligent-looking people.   A recent article on the Harvard Business Review blog states the … [Read more...]