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The Perils of Predicting the Present Thursday, November 9, 2000 8:00-8:45 a.m.

Speaker: RADM Michael L. Cowan

    Both American Medicine and the military are undergoing an era of rapid change.

    Today’s leadership requires new skills in order to understand the nature of organizations over time, and to manage the rate of change. The world’s pecking order used to be that the Big ate the Small. Today, the Quick eat the Slow. How the U.S. Military, and in particular, the Medical Departments of the Military fare in our age will depend on how well we learn and apply these lessons, particularly with regard to today’s instantaneous global communicatiuon and evolving technologies.

Patient Safety and Organizational Learning Thursday, November 9, 2000 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Carter E. Mecher, MD

Joint Medical Executive Skills Development Program Thursday, November 9,2000 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Speakers: Lt Col David E. Womack, USAF,MSC
               Cdr Joe Souza, MSC,USN

    Congress has mandated that senior medical department officers (i.e., medical. dental, medical service and nurse corps officers) selected for MTF Commander, Lead Agent and Senior staff positions must possess “Professional Administrative Skills.” These skills, translated into the 40 DOD Competencies, are the foundation of the joint medical executive skills development program. Beginning with a brief history of the program, the presentation will discuss both current and future initiatives.

Leadership. A Different Window — How to Get People to Want to do What You Need Done — Another Way of Seeing the Competencies Thursday, November 9,2000 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Speakers: Bill Karlson

  • Why the “Golden Management Rule” Fails.
    Learn why managing others like you want to be managed fails 75% of the time.
  • The Hidden “And What About Me” Principle.
    3 new tools to lead a winning team
  • The Powerful Benefits of Servant Leadership.
    The Secret that lets you lead without pressure
  • You never know who…
    People listen, then watch. They act on what you do, not what you say. Keys to getting the whole team to follow your lead.

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