"People listen to leaders. It's one of the qualities that helps define them as leaders -- and their followers as followers.
"But because of this, leaders need to mind what they are saying, and avoid knee-jerk responses. A leader's brain must always work things out ahead of his mouth speaking them,"
If you are married, aspire to have a big career and a big family, the odds that you will be successful are working against you. Two are OK, but when you have three, everyone assumes "you are home with the kids, right?"
Our professional brand is defined in two ways: The first is by the decisions we make, the actions we take and how we conduct ourselves. The second way is by how others perceive what we do, say or how we act.
In today's rough and tumble "new normal" for healthcare, executives who ignore the importance of professional brand management do so at their own peril.