A lot of organizations talk about the importance of talent pipelines in their leadership ranks, but Janet Liang backs up her words with plenty of action.
Liang, President of the Northern California region of Kaiser Permanente-- a region with 4.2 million members, 72,000 employees and 21 hospitals-- has developed several successful leadership initiatives, including a Nurse Scholars Academy, an Emerging Leaders program, a Chief Operating Officers bootcamp and a Finance Leaders Academy.
“I want the organization to have bench strength so we’re never vulnerable in terms of our ability to deliver our plans and build our momentum,” she says. “I believe that stability and continuity in leadership is critical for the organization. We have big aspirations – not just for our patients, but for their families and communities.”
The nature of Kaiser Permanente’s business, which is both provider and payer, makes it difficult at times to find talent that will fit ...
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