Author page: David Wright

Upskilling for the Future: Preparing People for Progress with Abdullah Birdsong of Novant Health

Upskilling for the Future: Preparing People for Progress with Abdullah Birdsong of Novant Health

This week, David Wright is joined by Abdullah Birdsong, Director of Business Modeling and Transformation at Novant Health, to discuss the innovation of the current health system and the importance of resilience. Key Takeaways: (01:41) Be proactive and open to emerging partnerships. (07:08) Link a personal mission to help lives. (13:29) Turn professional setbacks into rebounds. (19:09) Develop patience and…

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Balancing Innovation and Regulation in Mortgage Banking with Michele Buschman of American Pacific Mortgage

Balancing Innovation and Regulation in Mortgage Banking with Michele Buschman of American Pacific Mortgage

This week, David Wright is joined by Michele Buschman, Chief Information Officer of American Pacific Mortgage, to discuss leveraging technology to improve mortgage lending. Key Takeaways: (03:16) Partner across business silos for a healthy company. (08:13) Building solutions from scratch. (17:31) Prioritize family over work demands. (24:37) Fail fast and learn from mistakes. (26:22) Standardize processes before automating them. (29:34)…

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Living Life Without Expectations: A Path to Personal Freedom with Duleep Wikramanayake of SimonMed Imaging

Living Life Without Expectations: A Path to Personal Freedom with Duleep Wikramanayake of SimonMed Imaging

This week, David Wright is joined by Duleep Wikramanayake, Vice President of Information Technology at SimonMed Imaging, to share his insights on personal growth, leadership and the importance of honesty and transparency in life and career. Key Takeaways: (03:01) Keep your word impeccable; actions matter most at the end of the day. (09:23) It just takes effort to get better.…

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Healthcare’s Existential Crisis and the Path Forward with Dr. Zeev Neuwirth

Healthcare’s Existential Crisis and the Path Forward with Dr. Zeev Neuwirth

This week, David Wright is joined by Dr. Zeev Neuwirth – Healthcare Executive and Author – to discuss the most critical challenges, trends and solutions in the healthcare industry. Dr. Neuwirth is also the founder, producer and host of Creating a New Healthcare Podcast and the author of Reframe Healthcare and Beyond The Walls. Key Takeaways: (02:08) Our healthcare system fails…

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Empowering Clinicians To Improve Patient Outcomes with Pablo Pantaleoni of LifeStance Health

Empowering Clinicians To Improve Patient Outcomes with Pablo Pantaleoni of LifeStance Health

This week, David Wright is joined by Pablo Pantaleoni, Chief Digital Officer of LifeStance Health to discuss improving access to mental healthcare through technology. Key Takeaways: (01:18) Seek people smarter than yourself to gain valuable new perspectives. (05:42) Don’t stay in unfulfilling jobs solely for promotion potential. (09:27) Maintain alignment with co-founders on business vision and priorities. (18:37) Keep teams…

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How To Lead With Authenticity and Compassion with Alice Cathcart of GoodLeap

How To Lead With Authenticity and Compassion with Alice Cathcart of GoodLeap

This week, David Wright speaks with Alice Cathcart, Chief Information Officer of GoodLeap, a sustainable home improvement lending platform and software provider. Key Takeaways: (03:18) Figuring out how to be authentic is key — spend time doing what’s important to you. (07:56) Climate change conflicts tied to water access will define this century. (11:50) Balancing organizational and team needs. (12:08)…

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Reshaping the Future of Healthcare with Neil Ray of Duke Health Integrated Practice

Reshaping the Future of Healthcare with Neil Ray of Duke Health Integrated Practice

This week, David Wright is joined by Neil Ray, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer of Duke Health Integrated Practice, to discuss embracing change and interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare. Key Takeaways: (04:21) Identify a problem and apply a solution — no matter your role or level. (05:04) Innovation can take the form of small, practical solutions. (05:22) Experiment, iterate and learn…

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Leading With Positivity: The Future of Nonprofit Healthcare with Josh Goode of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan

Leading With Positivity: The Future of Nonprofit Healthcare with Josh Goode of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan

This week, David Wright talks with Josh Goode, Chief Information Officer of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan. Josh discusses key learnings from his career, including why it’s vital to keep showing up to do your best work, even in difficult situations, while maintaining a growth mindset. Key Takeaways: (02:27) Modernization is a continuous journey, not a point-in-time project. (10:07)…

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Building Trust and Transparency with Brad Klaas at Franklin Templeton

Building Trust and Transparency with Brad Klaas at Franklin Templeton

This week, David Wright is joined by Brad Klaas, Advisor to CIO – Digital Assets and Business Acceleration at Franklin Templeton, to discuss: -The importance of trust and verification in decision-making. – Brad’s transition from aspiring veterinarian to financial executive. – Building the first S&P 500 index fund. – Lessons learned about transparency and trust in investing. – The importance…

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Lead for a Change: Proven Strategies to Clarify Expectations, Foster Growth and Deliver Breakthroughs with Dr. Ron Glickman, Award-Winning Author, CIO, and Professor at Cal State LA

Lead for a Change: Proven Strategies to Clarify Expectations, Foster Growth and Deliver Breakthroughs with Dr. Ron Glickman, Award-Winning Author, CIO, and Professor at Cal State LA

This week Dr. Ron Glickman, Award-Winning Author, CIO, and Professor at Cal State LA, joins host David Wright to discuss leadership lessons from his career journey and his book “Lead for a Change.”  Key Takeaways: (2:50) Surround yourself with people with complementary skills to fill in your gaps. (5:00) Get experience and training early in your career. (9:37) Control feelings…

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