Ambition: A desire to achieve something visible and noteworthy propels individual leaders and their companies to strive to reach their potential.Leaders need a healthy dose of it to push themselves and others. That’s when you see leaders making flashy acquisitions that are financially unsound or setting attention-getting goals or taking on more priorities than the organization can handle out of a desire to do everything.More than 290 disabled veterans in the state of Washington who suffer from PTSD have been dealt a serious blow from an unlikely source –the Army. Senator Patty Murray, who is also the chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, is leading a federal investigation into whether PTSD misdiagnoses at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington could be happening at other military hospitals.The concern for the committee, which oversees veterans’ issues and services, is that veterans may be missing out on the VA disability benefits they deserve because of the cost associated with treating the disorder.There are dozens of personal traits that can affect leadership and some, namely integrity and character, that are absolute.
Do you stew over a decision alone, or bring in trusted advisors for candid discussions?
This is part of our promise to our patients – to provide them with optimal care.” Murray says the families are glad to see the Army step up, “but we have to make sure, system-wide, that when our [military] men and women get an invisible wound of war, they are treated, they’re treated affectively, and they’re not told it’s just in [their] head.
And they are especially not told that ‘we’re not going to treat you because it costs too much.’ Murray’s staff has also found similar cases at other facilities. Veterans may not even realize that their anger, hostility or depression, are PTSD symptoms that can be treated.
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They drill for specific answers and don’t give up until they get them. They consistently drive their priorities through the organization.