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Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators MMHA 6500 Self-Assessment and Effective Leadership Nicole Matthews Walden University
Every day there is an opportunity to have an impact on someone, or for them to have an impact on you. Yesterday I attended Northwell Health’s annual leadership rally. This was the first employee rally that I have attended since working for the organization. The inspirational speaker that Northwell had lined up this year was Mick Ebeling, CEO of Not Impossible Labs. Let’s just say that he was one of the most motivating and inspiring leaders I have ever heard speak. He explained how his company started as a result of him attending an art gallery benefit for someone with ALS who used to be an artist. He wasn’t familiar with how ALS affected someone’s ability to speak and communicate. He wanted to donate a check to the family, and in addition to that promised to help make communication between the patient and his family possible again. Long story short he and his team made this possible and created the Eyewriter. Not only was the patient able to communicate but he was able to create art again. He shared two other stories where Not Impossible Labs created life changing technology to help patients live their lives to the fullest. He emphasized that they do not have special degrees or formal training, they are just people with the drive to help and make a difference. They take the impossible and make it “not impossible”. The reason I found this so touching is because they do not take no for an answer. They find individual people who need help and focus on solving the problem for that person. That solution then can go on to help countless other individuals. I love that they do not

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