Front-Line Leader

“The Front-Line Leader” book by Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, California, is now available.  Notable book reviews were received on Chris’ philosophy of putting people first, his management tips,  and how he successfully implemented what he learned to build strong relationships and a strong organization.  Called the “Best New Leadership Book for 2014” by Eric Jacobson. CEO Chris Van Gorder now has a blog at:

As president and CEO of Scripps Health, Chris Van Gorder leads one of the nation’s top health care systems. In his blog, “Front-line Leader,” he shares his philosophy on leadership and insights into the rapidly changing business of health care.

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October 3, 2016

Discover Your Leadership Style

It was past midnight when I heard footsteps that would signal one of the first important lessons in discovering my leadership style.
August 28, 2016

Partnerships Could Be The Answer In Increasingly Complex World

Scripps Health's new partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center offers an example of how alliances with outside organizations can enhance your group.
November 11, 2015

Taking Care of Your People

How do you create a supportive environment in the workplace? I can point to number of ways we accomplish this at Scripps.
October 7, 2015

Scripps, Pioneers Make History

For the first time in our 125-year history, Scripps has entered into a formal relationship with a health system outside of San Diego. What will it bring?
August 27, 2015

Spirit of Katrina Mission Still Rings True 10 Years Later

As I look back on the past decade and our other medical missions, what I wrote to Scripps employees during our Katrina deployment still rings true.
August 24, 2015

Starting Fresh

Sometimes, you have to hit rock bottom to know where you should head next. When my career as a police officer abruptly ended, I asked, "What comes next?"
August 5, 2015

Lessons from the Thin Blue Line: Looking for a Miracle

Here is a tragic story from my time as a police officer that really drives home the point about how much I care for the people in my organization.
July 14, 2015

It Takes a Team

To be an effective leader you need reliable confidants. And it’s never too early to begin identifying those people.
July 5, 2015

You Can't Lead Without Communicating

Early in my career, it seemed natural to share information with my staff, as long as it wasn’t confidential. Here's the surprising effect on turnover.
June 24, 2015

Moving Beyond Supreme Court Ruling

For the second time in three years, the Affordable Care Act has survived a significant legal challenge at the Supreme Court.