#87: Nick Hines: Creating a Culture of Appreciation


Nick Hines, an Executive Consultant and Healthcare Leader speaks with Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast. In this episode, they discuss Nick’s career path across healthcare, science and leadership. Nick highlights how to tackle the complicated dynamics of the healthcare industry and offers an inspiring take on leadership and creating a culture to embrace change. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Where did Nick grow up? How did he transition into his professional career and ultimately into entrepreneurship?

  • Where did Nick start his career?

  • What are some of the leadership positions he’s held?

  • How did Nick transition into his consulting business? 

  • What are some of the common areas he observes businesses struggling with on a continuing basis?

  • How does Nick define culture? What is it, how do we affect it and why is it important?

  • What are some tangible things leaders can do to improve their culture?

  • When did he feel ready to start his own consulting and education company? What did the startup process look like?

  • What is the Hogan's Assessment?

  • How does his reimbursement structure work? Is it flat-fee or is there a partnership based on results?

  • What type of work does Nick do for the Center for Creative Leadership?

  • Nich shares his advice to anyone looking to become a better business owner or business strategist.


3 Key Points:

  1. A common problem in healthcare is jumping to the strategy before addressing culture.

  2. If leaders want to improve their culture, they must engage with their internal community and find out what they want and need.

  3. Don't get so lost working in your business that you lose sight of why you originally started.


Tweetable Quotes:

  • “If your culture is transactional, then it's not transformational.” – Nick Hines

  • “The intersection of healthcare and leadership should be a place where people can go to help themselves and their teams.” – Nick Hines


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