I thought it would be hard to compete with the great experiences of day one in Telluride, but day two did not disappoint. We spent a couple hours today focusing on “Strategic Negotiations” with Paul Levy. We participated in a few exercises, and despite my nerves going into it, I was pleasantly surprised with my performance. (Although I did have to pay $10 on a bid for a $10 bill that I actually didn’t even win.)
Levy discussed many interesting topics, including tactics for how to make the best deal. I quickly realized that although negotiations seem very businesslike on the outside, the true heart of the matter comes down to reading the vibes of the other party and trying to gauge where they stand. To put it in Harvard Business School/Levy terms, you need to figure out what your BATNA is, or your Best Alternative To a Negotiation… Continue reading
Today was the first official day of the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The Telluride Experience, and after just a few short hours here I realized how fitting that name is. First of all, Telluride really is an experience. The beauty can’t be captured in pictures and the peacefulness and tranquility is something that can only be felt. It truly is the perfect location to forget about the stress of life and the pressure of school and focus on the important issue of patient safety. Second, the insight, opinions, and ideas that my fellow “Telluride Alumni” have already shared makes me believe that these really are the emerging leaders in patient safety. The discussions had during day one have already exceeded my expectations and I look forward to what the rest of the week will bring.
One of the topics that came up today that resonated with me… Continue reading