14 Organization and Leadership in Hospitals

  • James H. Taylor
Section IIIC Fundamental Unce rtainty and the Delivery of Health Care
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


Good Morning. I was surprised yesterday morning after listening to Karl Weick’s wonderful presentation to find myself thinking that I should be telling a story, rather than making an attempt to give an academic lecture. I am not an academic and most of the communicating I do is, in essence, story telling. Listening to Dr. Weick, I was struck by how effective his narrative was in making his points. If an outstanding scholar can stand before so many accomplished academics and tell a story, I decided that it would be all right for this practitioner to do so also. So I left the disk with my PowerPoint presentation in my room. I hope you will find my story interesting.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. Taylor
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  1. 1.University of Louisville Hospital 

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