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Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Harvard Business

When a company has a clear strategy for a new product launch, for example, a leader needs to provide firm directives to get the marketing, distribution, and sales people working together and moving in one direction. And during times of organizational crisis or change, dominance may be needed to manage various stakeholders with opposing viewpoints. This creates a safe environment where team members feel respected and free to innovate and generate creative solutions.

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business

More than two-thirds of large businesses now offer disease-management programs , but most of these are bricks-and-mortar services that can be converted to better-studied, cheaper, and more effective digital therapeutics. Innovating for Value in Health Care. Digital therapeutics are being increasingly validated in clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals and are available or are being developed for most chronic diseases.

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Are CEOs Overhyped and Overpaid?

Harvard Business

For example, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk enjoy cult-like status and are widely regarded as modern tycoons of innovation. My focus was on peer-reviewed journal articles (academic papers) that included reliable measures of CEO attributes (e.g., I came up with three major conclusions from this literature review: CEOs Do Matter a Lot. Stan O’Neal’s reckless risk-taking sunk Merrill Lynch, yet he still managed to walk out the door with $161.5

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The Risks of Health Insurance Company Mergers

Harvard Business Review

Before addressing that question directly, let’s start with some basic premises: Consumers need an ample choice of innovative, well-priced insurance products. The pitch goes something like this: “Synergies will reduce overhead by eliminating duplicative management positions and spreading IT and marketing costs across more members.” In short, premiums actually go up, not down, when insurance markets become more concentrated.

Overcoming Fragmentation in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

America is a nation of innovators and entrepreneurs. More work is needed to achieve the drastic change in market forces that is necessary to create a sustainable health care system. At the foundation of our approach is a knowledge-management system — an electronic archive of Mayo Clinic-vetted knowledge containing evidence-based protocols, order sets, alerts and care process models. Follow the Leading Health Care Innovation insight center on Twitter @HBRhealth.