Through the IHT vehicle, Crisis1 will assist with completing an organizational transformation that enhances VHA’s capabilities to provide seamless, high-quality, integrated, coordinated healthcare, anytime and anywhere, by focusing on health system transformation and i...

Have you ever wondered why we seem to need more and more rules?  Like many my age, I don’t remember having so many rules as we do today.  Why do I care (and why should you)?  Decision-making is a critical component of leadership.  And, decisions made closest to the poi...

Have you ever had the pleasure of wearing a pair of noise cancelling headphones?  If you are like me whose anxiety rises with noise, then you might appreciate how such technology can calm nerves.  In monitoring news today, I’ve heard pundits refer to all the “noise” th...

We are passionate about Making Success Possible for each other, our clients, and our partners.  

This is largely a reflection of our people and why they joined our team.  They are humble, hungry and smart.  They are compassionate, and they care.  They listen first...

Happy Fourth of July to our employees, our partners, our clients and those in the communities in which we live!  Were it not for the commitment of our founding fathers to a set of principles and beliefs, I believe that the grand democratic experiment that we live would...

“Every day is a battle out there in some way, shape, or form.  Make sure your corner is backing you up.”

We’ve all seen the boxing match scene where the referee is checking the recently knocked down, half groggy fighter to see if he is OK to continue.  Then the bell rin...

“In short, if you own it or have responsibility for it—you have an obligation to communicate when the circumstances warrant.”

If you’ve ever been listening to a guard frequency and heard a mayday call you probably will never forget the emotional distress and anxiety com...

ISPI—That’s the acronym I remember from my time in the service for when a unit is in trouble and must communicate for help. The “I” reminds us that we need to communicate our identity. The “S” stands for situation and prompts us to communicate the emergency to others w...

Dash-2. This is the nomenclature for the second plane in a flight of two aircraft. 

The first aircraft, or lead plane, leads the mission, navigates, and makes the radio calls. The 2nd aircraft backs up the lead. 

So I ask: who is your wingman? Who makes sure you are goin...

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