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Growth Edge Leadership Podcast


Jul 22, 2019

Chris has been in the healthcare industry for 36, first as a nurse, and now she’s serving as the CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Throughout her time in healthcare, her commitment to serving patients, colleagues, her professional organizations, and her community has been evident. She claims that “it’s all about relationships,” and it shows.

As a leader, Chris knows that leadership begins with awareness and management of the self. She understands there are many different leadership styles and resists “boxing in” those in leadership positions. Instead she chooses to let individuals grow and blossom into leaders. 

In today’s episode, Chris provides a clear distinction between management and leadership. You’ll also hear the touching story that demonstrates why Chris continues in healthcare, even though it’s a demanding field and is only getting tougher. You’ll also hear how she self-cares and nurtures her own growth and development.

In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • About Chris’s career path
  • The difference between management and leadership
  • Why serving in professional organizations is critically important for any who is or wants to be in leadership
  • How executive leaders can best equip the next generation of leaders
  • The importance of mentorship
  • How Chris continues to show and develop, both personally and professionally