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From the Middle Up

September 11, 2014
Written by Michelle Maldonado, associate vice president, Corporate and Strategic Relationships at American Public University System

Creating Strong Links Between Succession Pipelines And Frontline Managers.

Human kindness, dignity and stewardship are the hallmarks of California-based health care system’s culture, Dignity Health. Dr. Wendy Combs offers some insights about healthy culture creation and the development of employees who embody skills that make them better leaders and create more caring and sustainable organizations.
Combs has more than 20 years of experience in organizational development, leadership development and training. She is passionate about seeing the potential in others and developing them. She has been a coach, mentor and champion to many who currently serves as the regional director of Organization Development for the Systems Office at Dignity Health. She held management positions at Kaiser Permanente, Cisco Systems and Intel Corpo- ration. With a Ph.D. in policy analysis and an M.S. in clinical psychology, she has authored or co-authored a number of books on leadership, facilitation and change. She teaches at both Drex- el University and Notre Dame de Namur.

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