WIHI: Discovering Your Way to Greatness

Date: December 21, 2017


  • Steve Spear, DBA, MS, MS, Principal, The High Velocity Edge, LLC; Author; IHI Senior Fellow

WIHI is pleased to present a Special Edition Podcast, Discovering Your Way to Greatness, featuring author and operations expert, Steve Spear.

Steve Spear, DBA, MS, MS, is principal of The High Velocity Edge, LLC, which provides advisory services and has developed software that enables accelerated problem solving, particularly with distributed workforces. His book, The High Velocity Edge, has won numerous awards. Dr. Spear is a Senior Lecturer in MIT’s Management and Engineering schools, a faculty affiliate at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He is an internationally recognized expert on leadership, innovation, and operational excellence, and an authority on how select companies in various industries generate unmatchable performance by converting improvement and innovation from inspiration to repeatable, broad-based, skill-based disciplines.

WIHI recorded Steve Spear’s remarks on December 11, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 29th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Dr. Spear has a well-deserved reputation as an engaging speaker who equally draws on his own life experience and work with multiple industries to point out that better ways to do things are absolutely within reach. Solutions often reside in the new behaviors we’re willing to adopt. Steve Spear is passionate about improving health care so great care occurs as advertised, every time, all the time.  

The podcast is one hour; we highly recommend that you have the presentation slides (posted on this page) handy for reference as you’re listening.


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