HDev Executive Coaching and Consulting

HDev Executive Coaching and Consulting HDev helps ambitious executives and forward-focused organizations acquire the mindsets, skills and capabilities needed to transform themselves into high-performing, innovative, and adaptable digital leaders and organizations.

A thoughtful read about the need for a more comprehensive and integrative approach to changing behavior...and not just d...
02/12/2020
Against the Medicalization of Behavioral Healthcare

A thoughtful read about the need for a more comprehensive and integrative approach to changing behavior...and not just diagnosable behaviors.... https://www.psychcongress.com/article/against-medicalization-behavioral-healthcare

Our field has an identity problem. We are tied to the juggernaut called the medical model. It has generated solutions that have transformed human history, not just the lives of individuals. Any field would want to be part of that story. Yet membership requires looking at problems in a specific way.....

I owe you a thank you.Why? Because you - like many others in my professional network - recently shared just a tiny bit o...
02/10/2020
An Open Letter of Thanks and Gratitude

I owe you a thank you.
Why? Because you - like many others in my professional network -
recently shared just a tiny bit of your personal and professional capital, along with more than a dash of empathy, friendship and support...and I owe you.

http://ow.ly/uHHo50yiGWm

I owe you a thank you. Yes, you, reading this in this in your daily scroll, in the middle of another busy professional day.

During our next Nerd Therapy, our panelists will cover the state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the technol...
02/03/2020
Blake Latta on LinkedIn: February Nerd Therapy: DEI in Tech — Breaking Stereotypes

During our next Nerd Therapy, our panelists will cover the state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the technology sector and how organizations can build cultures where all employees can thrive. #nerdery #diversity #inclusion #technology #digital
http://ow.ly/5ri350ya4G0

Come join us on Feb. 6th to hear 3 exciting Chicago leaders - Amanda Lannert — CEO, Jellyvision - Tom Alexander — CEO & Co-founder, Holistic - Marquis ...

Can this #GirlDad get an Amen?  "Reddit co-founder on paternity leave and male success: 'These things are not mutually e...
02/02/2020
Alexis Ohanian Sr. on LinkedIn: Reddit co-founder on paternity leave and male success: 'These things | 33 comments

Can this #GirlDad get an Amen? "Reddit co-founder on paternity leave and male success: 'These things are not mutually exclusive'." http://ow.ly/6MW250y8UUD https://www.linkedin.com/posts/alexisohanian_reddit-co-founder-on-paternity-leave-and-activity-6628409502691573760-zgYm

Feeling like an extra proud #GirlDad. Thank you, Guardian, for the profile and for covering the revolution happening in the USA around our fight for #paidfamilyleave... 33 comments on LinkedIn

Carol Dweck's work on "Growth Miindset" is both solid and inspiring...we are biological beings with an innate desire to ...
01/30/2020
The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck's work on "Growth Miindset" is both solid and inspiring...we are biological beings with an innate desire to keep growing, and harnessing that deep primal force is key to fulfillment, happiness and success...at any age, regardless of ability.... https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve?language=en

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solv...

Carol Dweck's work on "Growth Miindset" is both solid and inspiring...we are biological beings with an innate desire to ...
01/30/2020
The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck's work on "Growth Miindset" is both solid and inspiring...we are biological beings with an innate desire to keep growing, and harnessing that deep primal force is key to fulfillment, happiness and success...at any age, regardless of ability.... https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve?language=en

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solv...

Pleased to see prevention and wellness-focused payment models in #behaviorhealth, but concerned that without real integr...
01/29/2020
Blue Cross NC, Quartet roll out value-based payment model for mental health

Pleased to see prevention and wellness-focused payment models in #behaviorhealth, but concerned that without real integration with physical health,#mentalhealth practitioners will not be able to deliver real, lasting benefits...#VBC #VBP #IntegratedCare https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/blue-cross-nc-quartet-roll-out-value-based-payment-model-for-mental-health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is partnering with New York City startup Quartet to roll out a value-based payment model for mental health care.

What you know and who you think you are can can get in the way of driving complex change and transformation...another se...
01/29/2020
Want to Change the World? Don’t Let Your Own Success Get in the Way.

What you know and who you think you are can can get in the way of driving complex change and transformation...another set of proof points for even senior leaders to adopt a "Growth Mindset" (per Dr. Carol Dweck).... #growthmindset #behaviorchange #HDev https://hbr.org/2020/01/want-to-change-the-world-dont-let-your-own-success-get-in-the-way

Successful executives who want to tackle society’s biggest problems face unique challenges.

Culture is, at it's heart, a human biological solution. ...so it evolves and adapts similar to biological systems...star...
01/06/2020
Ben Horowitz on Culture: "You have to move culture. You can't dictate it."​

Culture is, at it's heart, a human biological solution. ...so it evolves and adapts similar to biological systems...starts with a set point, slowly adapts to changes, and picks up speed as it goes... https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ben-horowitz-culture-you-have-move-cant-dictate-jessi-hempel/

In my first week of work at LinkedIn, my boss Dan called me out. We were coming out of a meeting where I’d been scrolling through my cell phone.

Good insights re: challenges with #automation: just reducing FTEs w/o considering how it affects the #customerexperience...
12/10/2019
Winning in automation requires a focus on humans

Good insights re: challenges with #automation: just reducing FTEs w/o considering how it affects the #customerexperience (esp. for #healthcare) only creates more problems.... http://ow.ly/ScX050xwxs6

Looking at the customer experience for growth opportunities can maximize returns on automation investments.

"Digital transformation is about bits, bytes and behaviors." -- Amen; if you are not thinking about the dynamics of lead...
12/07/2019
The Reason Most Digital Transformations Fail

"Digital transformation is about bits, bytes and behaviors." -- Amen; if you are not thinking about the dynamics of leadership and human beings who need to change, you all the tech and change management communications in the world won't save you....https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2019/09/26/the-reason-most-digital-transformations-fail/#7d13aacd330c

Unfortunately, most organizations don’t have the right mindset, and that’s why most digital transformations fail.

Some smart thinking about how to segment and manage #DBT initiatives across an enterprise; each "portfolio" comes with i...
12/06/2019
Why you’re managing digital transformation wrong: Think portfolios

Some smart thinking about how to segment and manage #DBT initiatives across an enterprise; each "portfolio" comes with it's own risk to value rules, making it easier to evaluate time & $ investments and also set expectations. https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2019/10/digital-transformation-management-mistakes

Does your organization take a one-size-fits-all approach to managing digital transformation projects? Consider breaking your projects into three distinct portfolios – and running one like a private equity fund.

Just...yes. #Payers, #Providers, #Pharma...take note. Use DBT to deliver experiences that connect people to meaning, car...
12/05/2019
Social isolation and loneliness are America's next public health issue: At our core, people are social beings. Whether we are a part of a sports team, social group or professional society, we all have the need for some type of social network....

Just...yes. #Payers, #Providers, #Pharma...take note. Use DBT to deliver experiences that connect people to meaning, care and groups - it's real path to value and positive outcomes - & truly deliver on a brand promise. #digitalbusinesstransformation #SDT
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/population-health/social-isolation-and-loneliness-are-america-s-next-public-health-issue.html

At our core, people are social beings. Whether we are a part of a sports team, social group or professional society, we all have the need for some type of social network. These connections give us opportunities to thrive, learn new things and enjoy healthier lives. However, for some older adults the...

Per @healthpopuli and @healthythinker: Health tech and engagement is grand, but "it will take health-baked public polici...
12/04/2019
Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations' Health Citizens - HealthPopuli.com

Per @healthpopuli and @healthythinker: Health tech and engagement is grand, but "it will take health-baked public policies and stronger privacy rights in America to bolster better personal and community health and fiscal outcomes." http://ow.ly/V1so50xpARo

The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and del...

Another data-based finding that DBT requires more than just IT and Marketing....it requires a new kind of exec leader, s...
11/27/2019
Why isn’t your transformation showing up in the bottom line?

Another data-based finding that DBT requires more than just IT and Marketing....it requires a new kind of exec leader, system-wide thinking, agility, and a willingness to let things comes apart before they can come back together in a different form.
http://ow.ly/SOwC50xjepd

The success rates of large change programs vary widely. Finance teams can make a big difference in the outcome of these initiatives by articulating and validating the link between transformation efforts and long-term value.

Digital business transformation requires re-skilling across your entire organization...and a willingness to practice (an...
11/27/2019
5 Reasons Why Employee Development Programs Will Help Your Company Grow

Digital business transformation requires re-skilling across your entire organization...and a willingness to practice (and even fail for a bit) the new skills until they become part of a new culture.
https://www.inc.com/gene-hammett/5-reasons-why-employee-development-programs-will-help-your-company-grow.html

The majority of today's workforce is willing to leave a job for better career development opportunities. It's time for leaders to listen -- or lose their team.

Smart DBT advice from Prophet: focus on the high touch and consumer relevance of the new people, process and technology ...
11/26/2019
Moving Beyond High Tech to Deliver Experiences and Relevance | Prophet

Smart DBT advice from Prophet: focus on the high touch and consumer relevance of the new people, process and technology you consider...if it only creates internal value, your DBT efforts will struggle to succeed. http://ow.ly/XLbF50xje3W

In China, many brands have become smarter about not just marketing the high tech but focusing on the high touch and consumer relevance of all this new tech.

Both Walmart and Best Buy are looking at providing comprehensive local health services; Walmart's strategy is more compr...
11/25/2019
Can Big-Box Retailers Provide Local Health Care?

Both Walmart and Best Buy are looking at providing comprehensive local health services; Walmart's strategy is more comprehensive, addressing labor needs, re-skilling/upskilling of lesser-skilled workers, and the need to balance F2F w/tech...Walmart wins. http://ow.ly/dPCF50xjdMt

Best Buy and Walmart are betting they can.

Transformative digital leaders are tuned in to how capabilities in adjacent industries could disrupt their current indus...
11/22/2019
Mastercard Moves Beyond Plastic With New Bets in Healthcare, Supply Chain, and Fintech

Transformative digital leaders are tuned in to how capabilities in adjacent industries could disrupt their current industries, and are willing to stretch beyond what they know to create change and deliver results. https://fortune.com/2019/10/27/mastercard-healthcare-supply-chain-fintech/

The payments giant is branching out into new industries and services in an attempt to make its business about “more than just cards.”

RESEARCH -- HBR: It's good to be a respected leader, but recent research shows that being liked -- as a person -- might ...
11/19/2019
Why Likable Leaders Seem More Effective

RESEARCH -- HBR: It's good to be a respected leader, but recent research shows that being liked -- as a person -- might be as important, or even more so, for driving business transformation. http://ow.ly/A2uA50xfq4B?

Whatever your style, it’s a big factor in how you’re rated.

This is the result of years of developing a system focused on transactions vs. value and outcomes (see Paul Starr's "Soc...
11/19/2019
More Evidence of Self-Rationing as Patients Morph into Healthcare Payors - HealthPopuli.com

This is the result of years of developing a system focused on transactions vs. value and outcomes (see Paul Starr's "Social Transformation of American Medicine"); changing it requires a fundamental change in mindset ahead of system change. https://www.healthpopuli.com/2019/11/19/more-evidence-of-self-rationing-as-patients-morph-into-healthcare-payors/

Several new studies reveal that more patients are feeling and living out their role as health care payors as medical spending vies with other household line items. This role of patient-as-the-payor crosses consumers’ ages and demographics, and is heating up health care as the top political issue f...

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Executive Development For Digital Leaders

The digital age requires a new kind of leader, one with fresh, innovative and adaptive leadership skills and competencies. Technology has created new job categories, and AI, machine learning, automation, and data science have gone from our imaginations to our realities. New methodologies like agile and design thinking have taken a firm hold across organizations. Collaborative, cross-functional work is now the norm. Advances in communication have connected global teams, collapsing distances and requiring effective global and virtual collaboration. And there’s no going back.

HDev helps ambitious executives and forward-focused organizations acquire the mindsets, tools and skills to transform themselves into successful, adaptable, “future-proof” leaders and digital enterprises.

Our partners have successfully improved the digital-readiness and performance of C-level executives and executive leadership teams at Fortune 500 firms in the Health, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Medical Device and Hospitality industries.

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