The face of Texas Children’s

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Maxim 10: The best companies in the world are those that have outstanding frontline leadership.

When you’re blessed to lead an organization as successful as Texas Children’s has been, people often want to know the secret. They ask all the time, “How does Texas Children’s continue to do so well?” And the funny part is, it’s no secret at all. In fact, the reason for our success can be found… Read More

Category: Culture, Maxims of Leadership, Recognition

Endless possibilities

Andrea Crayton

Maxim no. 9: Leadership development is hiring the best, developing them and retaining them.

Last week, I celebrated 29 amazing years at Texas Children’s, and when I look at how much we have grown as an organization both in size and scope it takes my breath away.

The growth of our workforce has also been simply incredible. When I first came to Texas Children’s in 1989, we had about 1,400 employees…. Read More

Category: Culture, Maxims of Leadership, Recognition

Ahead of the game

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Maxim No. 8: “Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where the puck is.”

Maxim No. 8 came to me by way of Wayne Gretzky, one of the greatest hockey players of all time. When asked by a reporter how he managed to stay at the top of his game, he answered, “I think it’s because I skate to where the puck is going to be, and… Read More

Category: Maxims of Leadership, Partnership, Recognition

The freedom to lead

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Maxim no. 7: “Most companies are under-led and over-managed.”

Leadership Maxim No. 7 expands on the principles laid out in Maxim No. 6. The ability to manage – making sure processes, procedures and protocols are followed – is an essential and necessary skill.

But if you are solely focused on managing, you may have less time to concentrate on new ideas and growth. I believe that everyone is a leader, in… Read More

Category: Maxims of Leadership, Recognition

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