Health care leadership in a new normal

Leaders who stay focused, manage using facts, shun “yes” thinking, listen to contrasting points of view, and study the industry will likely succeed in the new normal.

The health care industry has enjoyed a reasonably stable cadre of leaders in recent years, largely as a result of a predictable industry environment in which each sector understands its basic challenges and opportunities for growth. Cutthroat competition in health care has usually been muted, perhaps because the overall growth of the industry has made it possible for many to survive and some to thrive, with casualties relatively few and far between.

But those days of predictable growth may be coming to an end. The economic constraints facing the industry are formidable: Health care costs cannot continue to rise at historic rates if the US economy is to recover.

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