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Leadership Is A Series Of Decisions

Leadership Is A Series Of Decisions By Leonard Zwelling As the rain continues to pelt down on Houston, so has the criticism of Mayor Turner for not having evacuated the city. But the mayor has been quite clear about his decision processes. First, where were people to go on Friday? The storm covered the immediate ...

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An Admission Of Error: The Regents Blink

An Admission Of Error: The Regents Blink By Leonard Zwelling If there is one thing that I have learned over my 33 years in Texas, it is that the Board of Regents of the UT System makes no mistakes. Chancellors do. Vice Chancellors do. Presidents do, but Regents, not so much. Until now. There is ...

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EXTRA: A Superb Choice In Every Way

EXTRA: A Superb Choice In Every Way By Leonard Zwelling Peter Pisters is the new president of MD Anderson and this blog is thrilled. What an excellent choice! Peter is a real clinician and researcher with a degree in health care management. He is coming from a huge job in Canada suggesting that he is ...

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When The Leader Is The Message

When The Leader Is The Message By Leonard Zwelling Donald Trump is really stuck now. After running a hate-filled campaign that appealed to the basest of American instincts and successfully parlaying racist and white superiority rhetoric into an election victory, he cannot now espouse a message of tolerance. And, even if he could, he won’t. ...

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Has The World Gone Nuts?

Has The World Gone Nuts? By Leonard Zwelling This is now a legitimately reasonable question to ask. The President of the United States is going toe-to-toe with a rogue regime in North Korea in a very dangerous game of chicken in which one miscalculation could be very fatal. (I am not really sure if anything ...

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There Is Much For The MD Anderson Faculty To Consider

There Is Much For The MD Anderson Faculty To Consider By Leonard Zwelling Any thoughtful American is deep in thought these days. Everyone is trying to make sense of a world gone mad. Crises are being provoked on the Korean Peninsula simply because a bad actor has done exactly what he and his family have ...

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Bellicose Language: Never A Good Idea in Diplomacy Or Cancer Care

Bellicose Language: Never A Good Idea in Diplomacy Or Cancer Care By Leonard Zwelling The current President of the United States has now threatened a third-world nation, North Korea, with “fire and fury.” Such words should never be uttered by the Leader of the Free World. There is no need. That the United States has ...

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White Nationalism 2.0 In Charlottesville

White Nationalism 2.0 In Charlottesville By Leonard Zwelling This one was tough to write. “Bricks and baseball bats” may be what Woody Allen calls for against Nazis, but we have just seen what that yields in Charlottesville and it is not good. Violence is violence and there is no place for it among Americans who ...

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The Problem With Patient Satisfaction As A Key Metric of Physician Performance

The Problem With Patient Satisfaction As A Key Metric of Physician Performance By Leonard Zwelling Satisfaction. What is it? Simply stated it’s the absence of desire. It is also very rarely attained by humans. Everybody always wants something more, even if it is just to live another day. If any people should understand this, it ...

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