May 18, 2023
S3 E9: Leading Through Disruption with Brian Lawrence
If you want to be a leader whose vision withstands waves of change, you’ll need one critical skill — adaptability.
Brian Lawrence witnessed this firsthand when he became the CEO of Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in 2019, right before the world turned upside down. Joining the team with a fresh set of eyes, Brian was ready to execute a new strategic plan. And then, everything changed.
In this conversation, Brian shares how his plans pivoted in response to the pandemic, how he adjusted his leadership style, and how he saw his team shine as they care for patients.
As you listen, you’ll learn how to set goals that remain relevant through unpredictable circumstances, how to support your team in a demanding time, and how to bend without breaking.
On this episode, you’ll hear:
[08:00] How to set strategic goals that employees will embrace
[11:00] Pivoting in response to the pandemic
[13:30] Adapting responsibilities to cope with change
[15:00] Celebrating moments when your team shines
[18:45] How the pandemic changed Brian’s leadership style
[21:00] Lessons on adapting to unexpected circumstances
[22:45] How the pandemic has changed healthcare