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ICYMI – In Case You Missed It – February 2016 – for Physicians and Physician Leaders

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Health Care

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Outside Health Care

  • So good! Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaking about unconscious bias – “It’s a business imperative to manage diversity well. When we think about diversity at Facebook, with think about cognitive diversity. What we really want is a diversity of ideas. We have 1.59 billion people using our product which means we need to represent the people using our product. THe best way to get diversity of thought is to get a diversity of background. Age, gender, interests, race.  What biases – bias – does is prevents us from getting the full value of diversity…. the point of bias is that it runs deeply in all of us.. so we need to accept it in ourselves, acknowledge it and then correct it. Because Until we acknowledge, we cannot correct it… So if we can take a step back, admit that bias is part of the human condition, acknowledge the biases we have we can then correct, we can solve our diversity problems in the workforce.” at my classmate Dyllan McGee’s MAKERS conference. MAKERS, the largest video collection of women stories, is a phenomenal movement. How can we ignore half of the world’s population when the challenges we face require that we need the best and the brightest?
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  • Wharton Professor and author Adam Grant (see below) and Sandberg penned the NYT oped “When Talking about Bias Backfires and it starts with “A FATHER and his son are in a car accident. The father is killed and the son is seriously injured. The son is taken to the hospital where the surgeon says, “I cannot operate, because this boy is my son.” 40 to 75 percent of people cannot figure it out!” Much more work needs to be done! Facebook has made their training available at and supporting women at LeanIn.Org/Circles.
  • Whether you agree or disagree with Hillary Clinton, a simple question remains. Do we pick leaders on the strength of experience, who and understand and embrace the nuances and complexity of the world we live in? Do we instead pick leaders based on 30 second sound bites and boiling down issues to scapegoating and “common sense” (see ban all Muslims)?
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  • The Warriors players have created a rare culture of self-accountability in the NBA. Why can’t this be replicated in organizations? “[Interim coach Luke] Walton was secretly terrified that the team would get off to a mediocre start and he would be blamed for messing up the good thing the Warriors had going. Instead, the opposite happened. The Warriors studied harder and took copious notes under the substitute teacher. They started winning and wouldn’t stop, leading the coaches to cede to the players’ desire to keep it going. Curry & Co. made it known they wanted their place in history for the best start to a season and had their eyes on the most unassailable mark in team sports, the 1971-72 Lakers’ 33-game winning streak. So Walton went with playoff-type rotations instead of strategic rest until the winning finally ended after 25 games.”
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  • Fascinating! Customized sports drinks based on how you sweat! It’s about whether you want to be a premium brand or not,” Xavi Cortadellas, Gatorade’s global innovation and design senior director (who joined the brand in 2011 after 11 years at Nike) says. “If you want to play in the premium space, then you have to be delivering personalization.”



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