The Parnassus Journal

Leadership Stories

Running Toward The Fire

As leaders run to the front lines to address the drastically different environment they are discovering new strength in their team members with Compassion and Grace. Leaders in health are dipping into numerous wells amidst Covid-19 to inspire hope and confidence and to communicate calm in the midst of turbulent times.

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Kate Harris: Living A Centrifugal Life

What’s her source of inspiration? Other people. “My inspiration when I was younger, was self-motivated – I wanted to go do things, acquire achievements, and be impressive. Along that path, my sources of inspiration and creativity have shifted and as I've grown up and out, I've felt more motivated by others...

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Kathleen Stengel – Driving Change in Behavioral Health

The Parnassus Group recently came across Kathleen Stengel and her story, a career dedicated to children with developmental disabilities. Her work spans more than 20 years of developing programs around the treatment of these individuals through her expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She has degrees in both Psychology and Behavior Analysis, but in talking with Kathleen, the role she’s played in this part of healthcare clearly goes far beyond academics.

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John Donlan – The Practice of Peace Amidst Ambition For Change

Inspiring justice through thoughtful action has long been a formula for international peacemakers. The time has come for America to lean into this recipe and maybe some of the leadership that has ushered in fundamental justice around the globe. We believe John Donlan is one of the leaders to watch.

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Misha Palecek – Culture Leads Care In Life And In Healthcare Innovation

Misha Palecek is the Chief Development Officer of a multi-billion dollar healthcare innovator and daily taps into his family and a very personal loss to keep his focus and deepen his perspective

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Corbin Petro – Pursuing Patient Dignity From Medicaid to Population Health

A leader that has traversed the sphere's of the US Senate and a statewide Medicaid agency, Corbin is taking her pragmatic views on earning public trust into population health as CEO of Benevera

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Leadership Lessons Learned From The Navy Seals and the Army Rangers

Mike Foley, former CIO for Mass Mutual considers leadership through the lens of the US Navy Seals and Army Rangers

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Rock and Roll Notes That Move Mountains

We talked with Brad Corrigan from the band Dispatch which was started 20 years ago, has sold out Madison Square Gardens for multiple nights and packed Red Rocks and 30 other venues in summer of 2017. This band is credited with beginning the Indie band movement and Brad has an amazing story to tell about his work in Nicaragua in the trash dump communities.

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Anonymity – The Quiet Battles And Hidden Heroics

What are your quiet and subtle stories that will reverberate through the lives of the people you affect? We are grateful to pose such a question to the people in our community of leaders.

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The Way Forward – Pivotal Affections

With summer upon us, take the time to enjoy some time of self-awareness. The collective that depends on us to be strong leaders will be energized as our lives are re-animated with a new level of clarity.

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Interview With Lee Ellis – Author and Patriot

The Parnassus Group recently spoke with Lee Ellis about his experience as a POW during the Vietnam War where he was in the same camp with John McCain.

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Interview With Jeff Thull – Author and Speaker

The Parnassus Group spent time with Jeff Thull to talk with him about his years of advising business leaders on the way that they study value and the assimilation of meaningful metrics that can be applied inside the realities of any healthcare or other type of client relationship puzzle.

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