Paul E Plsek & Associates Inc, MedStar Health Virginia Mason Medical Center, USA
Paul Plsek is chair for Innovation at the Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle), the Innovator-in-Residence at the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2), advisor to Kaiser- Permanente, the US Institute of Medicine, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Washington DC), and is an investigator with Harvard School of Public Health. He is an author, consultant and pioneering concept developer, with expertise in creativity, innovation, leadership, complexity and large-scale change . Before starting his own firm, he led engineering teams in AT&T Bell Laboratories (telecommunications R&D), and was director of corporate quality planning at AT&T. The developer of the concepts of DirectedCreativity™ and PatternMapping™, his work with leaders can be described as “helping organisations think better.”
He has an extensive list of healthcare clients in the US, UK, Norway, Sweden, and Canada. In a career spanning nearly three decades, Paul has led seminars and workshops for over 20,000 leaders across a variety of industries. He was the founding director of the Academy for Large-Scale Change for the National Health Service in the UK.