Tag Archives: Crisis

Developing the Strategy

RI International (formerly Recovery Innovations) is strengthening its core mission with a clear vision and road-map. “Disturbative” and “Deep Change.” These were the two key words that fifteen members of the RI International leadership team considered as we convened for a two-day … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Boarding: One State’s Journey to Recovery

Ask any group of behavioral health leaders about their recent personal experiences with Emergency Departments (EDs), and you will invariably hear complaints about waiting. I have queried audiences a number of times and the common word uniting their complaints is … Continue reading

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Igniting Hope with Recovery Education

Nelson Mandela believed the catalyst for a better future was learning. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Equipped with the right tools, the disenfranchised and disabled become engaged and empowered. Hope is … Continue reading

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Zero Suicide Goes to… Washington?

Let’s dream for a moment. It’s early 2016 and the Get Ready for Hillary campaign is storming the country. In a press conference, her running mate announces a bold and innovative healthcare initiative that will comprise an important component of … Continue reading

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Assembling the Team

Recovery Innovations is hiring senior executives! Hannibal Smith’s favorite catch phrase was, “I love it when a plan comes together.” But, the plan only got figured out in each and every episode of The A-Team because first, there was a … Continue reading

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Improving Performance with the Balanced Scorecard (and the King)

It’s been said that frameworks are a dime a dozen… but you have to have one. Prior to 1990, many businesses focused their measurement on finance alone, which tended to discourage continuous improvement and innovation. These companies lacked a systemic … Continue reading

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Avoid Crisis Not Top Ten… Join #NatCon15

In the last few years, nearly a dozen US states have determined it was time to end the “Not Top Ten.” This decision is leading to an investment of hundreds of millions with a new level of expectation for psychiatric … Continue reading

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