Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Take some time while you’re here to watch this inspiring TED Talk by Simon Sinek, on how great leaders inspire action. In Simon’s words, “People don’t but what you do, they buy what you believe. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” While the video dates to 2009, some life lessons bear repetition, and Simon is a compelling speaker. Enjoy.


TTU Offers New Degrees and Certifications in Healthcare

We’ve posted on HLSA before about the great new programs Texas Tech University has launched through their School of Health Professions and now they have expanded their offerings to include online programs for both a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and a Master of Science in Healthcare Management. The programs are tailored for diverse array of students at competitive tuition rates. TTU also offers a number of 12-hour certificate options, including Long Term Care Administration, which can help distinguish your resume in today’s highly competitive job market.

For more information on these programs, contact the TTU School of Health Professions at 806.743.3220.

Leadership Coach & Author Visits HLSA

Leadership Coach and Author Michael J. Farlow joined us for our June mixer at Aldino’s last week. Michael is a certified master coach and training professional with expertise  in helping leaders improve their performance at work. He is a partner in Wolf Leadership Development, LLC and author of the book, Leaders are Made not Born. Michael graciously donated a few copies of his book for our business card raffle that night and we are most appreciative as are the lucky winners.

Check our Michael’s website at

ProPublica Article Documents Employment Challenges Faced by Older Americans

A recent article by Peter Gosselin does an excellent job documenting the employment challenges faced by Americans aged 50 and over. Gosselin cites new data analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute that shows more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, often suffering damaging financial loss and significant difficulty in finding new employment. Those who do find employment are often underpaid and underemployed for their skills and experience. Read the full article here.

GCU Doctoral Candidate Seeks Study Volunteers

Rebecca Griffin, a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University, is seeking volunteers to take part in a study about physician leadership and external stakeholders.

The following criteria describe those eligible to participate:

  • Staff member at an independent medical practice
  • Work in Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Utah, Colorado or Texas
  • Not a doctor
  • 18 years of age or older

Participants will be asked to do an interview lasting 60 to 90 minutes and will receive a $25 gift card for their time.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact:

Rebecca A. Griffin
Grand Canyon University Doctoral Candidate
Telephone: (210) 278-6970
Email: [email protected]

Download the study flyer here.


Save the Date: Healthcare Landscape is March 22, 2019!

Be sure and mark your calendars for the annual Healthcare Landscape Conference on March 22, 2019. The theme for the day-long conference will be The Cost of Care and Price Transparency and will feature a keynote address on the Future of Consumerism from John Fifer, President and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Download the save-the-date flyer here.

Barbara Greene to Speak at North San Antonio Chamber Power Breakfast on April 10, 2018

Barbara Greene, CEO of Greene and Associates, Inc., will be the guest speaker at the North San Antonio Chamber Power Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Norris Conference Center. Barbara is a HLSA member and one of the foremost career consultants in the greater San Antonio area and will speak on Connecting with High Impact and Maximizing Your EQ.

You can register for the event on the Chamber’s website at

Texas Tech University Offers New Programs in Health Administration

Healthcare Leaders of San Antonio is pleased to  share the news that the School of Health Professions at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock is offering several exciting new programs including an MS in Healthcare Administration and a BS in Healthcare Management. A number of graduate certification courses are also offered including Health Systems Policy and Management and Health Informatics and Data Analytics, Healthcare Finance and Economics, and Health Systems Engineering and Management.  There is much more to know, so you can download a Power Point presentation on the graduate programs here, and on the undergraduate programs here. Graduate programs are offered in 100% online and 8-week accelerated courses, and undergraduate programs are offered in traditional semesters.

For more information please contact  Department Chair Ryan N. Schmidt at [email protected], or Undergraduate Program Director Shenae Samuels at [email protected].



Dr. Oren Renick authors book on unsung hero, William Penn Davis

Dr. Oren Renick

Dr. Oren Renick, esteemed professor in the School of Health Administration at Texas State University, recently authored a  book titled Smoke over Mississippi, about a brave and  little known pastor, William Penn Davis.

According to the synopsis of the book on Amazon, “Smoke over Mississippi is the fascinating story of a little-known, unsung hero. William Penn Davis was a Baptist preacher employed by the (historically white) Mississippi Baptist Convention as a liaison with black Baptists in the state. For years he worked energetically to build bridges of understanding and friendship between black and white Mississippi Baptists. Then, while driving home from a meeting at a black Baptist church, he was stopped by a group of racists, dragged from his car, and beaten. He refused to report the event to the police because to do so would have stirred up even more anger and hatred in the already-tense state. Instead he helped to create an organization, funded by white Baptists and others, to re-build black churches which had been burned by the Klan. Davis was an exemplar of moral vision and courage.”