How To Reinvent An Institution

Alan Merten, president, George Mason University
Wright Lassiter III, CEO, Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, Calif.

The only thing more difficult than building a respected organization may be reinventing an institution that isn't performing to its potential. Even the best leaders often face an entrenched culture, the burden of an established reputation and resistance to change.



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