South Texas Chapter of ACHE Newsletter

September 2021
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President's Message Summer 2021
Vice President's Message Summer 2021
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2021
Leadership and Professional Development
Healthcare Leadership - Thoughts From My Foxhole
Chapter Happenings
Diversity Committee Director Update
STC-ACHE Local Program Councils
2021 STC-ACHE Student Symposium
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Programs Committee Update
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Leadership and Professional Development
Healthcare Leadership - Thoughts From My Foxhole
MG David Rubenstein, FACHE, Past Chairman, ACHE

Shared Thoughts from Forbes

A Four Minute Read

Howdy, all.  I trust you and yours are well as we continue to battle COVID-19.  All of us in health and healthcare are involved in the battle.  Though you may not hear it often or at all; thank you!  Thank you for all you and your organizations are doing to keep your communities healthy and to return the ill to better health.

I came across an article that, admittedly, is four years old.  But the messages are timeless.

Messages?  Plural?

In recognition of its 100th anniversary, Forbes Magazine published a series of 100 essays from business leaders.  The magazine editors then distilled each essay to a single quote: 100 quotes.  This month, without commentary, I’ve selected 23 of these equally meaningful quotes to share with you.

Don’t be turned off that these are quotes with a business bias.  I believe each of us as health and healthcare executives can find how each quote relates to our organizational duties and personal mission, vision, and values.  We just need to take a moment to find the link.

You can find the entire list of 100 quotes at the following link or, if you don’t click on links, search “forbes 100 quotes abram brown.”

Here we go . . . .

"Investing in people is how we grow."
-- Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman, Starbucks

"We are absolutely a more profitable (and better) business because we have a mission beyond the sole pursuit of profits."
 -- Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans

“No matter how small a project you work on, and no matter what it is, put your heart and soul and sense of responsibility into it."
-- Frank Gehry, world-shaping architect

"A leader works for those they lead."
-- Martine Rothblatt, founder, Sirius, United Therapeutics

"It's just foolishness to not recognize the creativity that you can unlock in the corporate world."
-- Bono, lead singer, U2; cofounder, One, (Red), Elevation Partners, Rise Fund

"Every industry today has to fight complacency, prepare to see the disruption coming and then be flexible enough to adapt swiftly."
-- Lakshmi Mittal, chairman, CEO, Arcelormittal

"You cannot do everything alone – especially when you get to a certain level. It is impossible."
-- Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, Chobani Yogurt

"Curiosity has kept me young as I have gotten older."
-- Les Wexner, visionary of The Limited (Victoria's Secret, Pink, Etc.)

"Most people fail in science because they talk themselves out of doing the experiment. Ideas are a dime a dozen. What makes the difference is the execution of the idea."
-- Craig Venter, founder, Celera Genomics

"Integrity means honesty and willingness to fulfill a promise, even at high cost."
-- Morris Chang, founder, Taiwan Semiconductor|

"Don't just satisfy your customers—delight them...Anybody who has happy customers is likely to have a pretty good future."
 -- Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

"What allowed me to survive is that I was always honest, and I truly believed in what I did."
-- Diane von Furstenberg, fashion icon

"I learned to never kick someone when they're down. Everyone makes mistakes, and some are real whoppers. But that makes them whopping opportunities, too."
-- Jack Welch, former CEO, GE

"If you [and your partners] have the same values and are focused on the same can go a long way."
-- Henry Kravis, cofounder, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

"Here's how I stay relevant: I read. I listen. I try to surround myself with smart people of all ages and backgrounds."
-- John Doerr, venture capital Midas

"Don't worry about reputation but about character. You build character by practicing empathy, practicing moral courage, practicing determination."
 -- Jacqueline Novogratz, founder, Acumen Fund

"You need to be curious and never stop studying. You have to challenge yourself to think every day to understand and react to what is happening."
 -- Miuccia Prada, co-CEO, Prada

"Organizations resist innovation--and those that do inevitably fail--because people are more comfortable with what they know than with what they don't."
-- Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York; cofounder Bloomberg LP

"If we are complacent and not open to change, we will soon lose our place. The best way to stay ahead is to learn from the younger generation."
-- Dhanin Chearavanont, senior chairman, CP Group

“The question is, how to be useful."
-- Jim Collins, author, Good to Great and Built to Last

And, finally,

"The four most important words in business are 'What do you think?'"
-- Bill Marriott, Jr., chairman, Marriott International

"I'd said to my partner Stedman, 'What am I going to talk about for ten days and ten nights at Nelson Mandela's house?' And Stedman said, 'Why don't you try listening?'"
-- Oprah Winfrey, founder, Oprah Winfrey Network

I chose to end with these two quotes, from Oprah Winfrey and Bill Marriott, for one simple reason.  We learn most when we listen.  I’d be interested to learn how any of these quotes might have been received.  You can find me on LinkedIn.

Best wishes for your every future success.
For Leaders Who Care!
Even as we shed masks,
Control the controllable;
For yourself, for others.

David Rubenstein, FACHE
Past Chairman, ACHE

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