Jeff Thompson. Former hospital CEO and builder of teams. Now fulfills his calling with ForbesBooks.
For most CEOs, decisions aren’t a matter of life or death. That is assuming you aren’t Jeff Thompson.
Dr. Jeff Thompson is the former Chairman & CEO of Gundersen Health System, one of the largest hospital systems in the world with 7,621 employees at 126 locations in 3 US states, serving hundreds of thousands of patients each year. In 2015, Gundersen Health received the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals designation, placing the system among the top 1% of hospitals nationwide.
“After serving as CEO for 14 years, you learn a thing or two about leadership” quips Jeff. “You learn what works, what doesn’t work, and how to create alignment among a diverse group toward a common mission. More important, when you run a hospital system, you learn that your decisions can have life or death consequences.”
When Jeff contemplated his life A.G. (After Gundersen), he knew that he had incredible stories, passion, and knowledge to share with others embarking upon their own leadership journey. “I have a calling. That calling is to help other leaders lead better. The passion and energy this gives me is life sustaining and enriching. This will be my legacy” says Jeff.
“Jeff Thompson’s book is an investment in leaders, the cultures they build, and their ultimate and lasting success” says Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO of General Electric.
“Publishing with ForbesBooks, I amplify and share my message with the biggest community of business leaders in the world. That is powerful. If making a difference among business leaders is your goal, no better partner exists” says Jeff.