The Unexpected “Gift” of a Personal Crisis: An Interview with Dr. Herman Williams

Herman Williams, MD, MBA, is the Managing Director and Chief Physician Executive of the BDO Healthcare Advisory Practice. He is also the author of Clear!: Living the Life You Didn’t Dream of. In two separate incidents, decades apart, Williams suffered cardiac arrests and was saved by friends and bystanders. Those experiences gave him a powerful perspective on life, as well as a clear mission for his work. In the following videos, he discusses authenticity, leadership, team dynamics, and how those things come together to make both individual lives (of patients and employees) and the business of healthcare better.

 “Authenticity is having a clear sense of self”

Checking in and the authentic nature of a team

Getting past hypocrisy with authentic leadership

The gift of a personal crisis

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As Editorial Manager for Jarrard Inc., David Shifrin is responsible for coordinating and executing the firm’s content programs, working closely with the Creative and Business Development teams. Shifrin specializes in curating ideas and making technical concepts accessible to broad audiences, helping thought leaders move past jargon to present core messages in a meaningful way. He received his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Vanderbilt University.