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John H. Cochran, MD
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John H. Cochran, MD

Executive Director of The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for the regional Permanente Medical Groups, which employ 15,000 physicians who care for 8.6 million Kaiser Permanente members.

An instinctual sense

Leadership is not necessarily about a position or formal accountability. It can simply be about an attitude of accountability manifested by an instinctual sense of responsibility. AND, there are surely abundant opportunities for leadership to be taught via training and development.

By John H. Cochran, MD

 |  December 29, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
Category:  Crisis leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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With the man's "accent", he did not sound American, but he had the instincts of a survivalist, which we as citizens should adopt. My largest concern for this country is the ability of people to survive in a crisis. Many cannot make a decision (politically correctness prevails) and this can be the difference in surviving or becoming a victim.

I was on a plane a few years ago, 65 years old, and a young man wanted to change seats with me, as I was on the aisle and he was next to the window, and felt insecure as it was his first flight. I told him no, and that if necessary, I had counted the rows to the exit and would drag his ass kicking and screaming, where we would both perish if he froze in an emergency. MAN UP..ladies and guys of this country...we will need it at some point in the future.

Posted by: GVJaneRealEstateAz | December 29, 2009 11:26 AM
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