Wed, 26 August 2015
The “Heart” of Leadership
Introducing Dr. Marc Pelletier
Entrepreneurial skills are not exclusive to those who run their own businesses. In fact, a lot can be learned from the leadership of non-entrepreneurs. Dr. Marc Pelletier is a great example of this. Marc is a native New Brunswicker and an expert cardiac surgeon. Marc moved back to New Brunswick a few years ago to pursue a better work/life balance after stints in Halifax, Montreal, Stanford University, and Toronto. His new role is Head of Cardiac Surgery at the New Brunswick Heart Centre.
As a leader in the New Brunswick health care system, Marc position blurs the line between doctor, civil servant, and businessman in order to reach the best outcomes for both his patients and the government’s wallet. His ability to interchangeably switch his thinking from doctor to businessperson has allowed more and better surgeries to take place in the province. Taking the business approach he learned in the American health care system, Marc has been able to encourage the government to hire more nurses and doctors instead of shipping patients to other provinces at a cost of $3 million annually. This episode is a great one to listen to for anyone looking to use the entrepreneurial mindset at whatever task they are looking to take on.
In this episode