CEOs Transcend Politics and Transform Social Problems: Michigan’s Talent 2025

  Beyond the big headlines, what can CEOs and their organizations do to really move the needle on complex, stubborn social problems: poverty and inequality, unemployment, health and healthcare inequities, and education disparities?  Fred Keller, chair and founder of Cascade Engineering, and Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Fellow Kate Isaacs recently authored an article highlighting…

NYU Langone Medical Center

The Higher Ambition Transformation of NYU Langone Medical Center

In a new article in strategy+business, Center Executive Fellow Doug Wilson, Center board member Nathaniel Foote of TruePoint, and Eric J. McNulty of the Program for Healthcare Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health chronicle the dramatic transformation of NYU Langone Medical Center, A Center for Higher Ambition Leadership…

Four Principles of Transformation: What I Learned from Mark Bertolini, CEO and Chairman of Aetna

A version of this post by Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Executive Fellow Doug Wilson originally appeared on his blog. Mark Bertolini is an innovator. He likes to push the boundaries of common thinking and find new solutions to big problems. One huge problem we face today is America’s bureaucratic spaghetti mess in health care.…

Trust: The Leadership Skill that Matters Most

Doug Conant, Center for Higher Ambition Leadership board member and chair of the Center’s Higher Ambition Leadership Institute, recently co-authored a compelling article for Harvard Business Review with Stephen M.R. Covey on the topic of trust. Their evidence-based argument is that trust building is not a nice-to-have “soft” skill but rather a core competency for…