Author Archives: Link Howard

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Checking it twice: embracing the Checklist Manifesto

In my last post, I talked a little bit about the ideas outlined in Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto, focusing on some of the big-picture professional benefits that making broader use of checklists might provide. But when I think a … Continue reading

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Categories: The Industry
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The Power of a Checklist

Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto is a book that can truly change your outlook on the world in just a few pages. The basic premise is that a simple checklist can be an incredibly powerful asset, reducing errors and improving … Continue reading

Categories: The Industry
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A fish out of water?

“Why would you pick a hotel exec to run a hospital?” That was the question quite a few people were asking when Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) CEO Nancy Shlichting appointed Gerard van Grinsven to be the President and CEO … Continue reading

Categories: Business Success
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Powerlink, Sodexo and Detroit Public Schools

I’m excited because Powerlink has just earned a tremendous opportunity to grow and learn, as we have been chosen as a key subcontractor in Detroit Public Schools’ plan to outsource school facilities cleaning and maintenance. As emergency fiscal manager, Robert … Continue reading

Categories: Business Success, Press Releases
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Corporate Citizenship

General Motors’ charitable fund recently announced its largest donation ever – $27.1 million through United Way to improve Detroit’s lowest performing high schools and to help prepare very young children for kindergarten. That’s what I call a great investment in … Continue reading

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility