Leadership Theory and Development 101 with Chris Redhage of ProviderTrust
BY William Griggs ON Sep 22, 2011
Some say a leader is born, others claim leaders develop over time.
We are not here to debate the origin of a leader, however, but this episode of Startup Spotlight is directed towards any leaders out there- born, developed, or aspiring. Join Chris Redhage, co-founder of Provider Trust, as he talks about some key leadership tips from criticism to communication. Pick up some practical ideas you can implement today to improve your overall leadership style along with some tips on how to continue to be the best leader possible. Watch this week’s episode of Startup Spotlight now!
What you will learn in this episode:
- What ProviderTrust is
- Chris Redhage’s background
- Chris’ definition of leadership
- When, why and how to develop goals for your organization
- How to structure your vision and how it plays into the day to day work
- How leadership strategies evolve over time
- How to develop a culture of communication and constructive criticism
- Books to review on leadership
- How to develop a consistent communication pattern
Chris Redhage has founded and led a diverse set of healthcare, technology and entrepreneurial ventures. His first healthcare venture, The Semeion Group, provided early stage investments to healthcare and technology firms. Mr. Redhage set the plans for the company’s initial investments and growth strategies.
As co-founder of Bluesky Medical Staffing Software (www.blueskymss.com), an Amistaff Healthcare Technology company (www.amistaff.com), Chris built the leading SaaS technology solutions within the healthcare staffing industry that serves as a turnkey solution for staffing companies to streamline recruitment, scheduling, credentialing, payroll and invoicing services. Mr. Redhage has help lead each organization from start-up to profitability and is passionate about social entrepreneurship.
Chris grew up in Nebraska, graduated from the University of Richmond and currently lives in Nashville, TN with his wife. At one time, Mr. Redhage played soccer professionally.
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About William Griggs
William Griggs is a product and customer acquisition strategist who has helped numerous startups including companies backed by Andreessen Horowitz, FLOODGATE, & 500 Startups. In addition to his consulting work, he has written for Mashable, VentureBeat, & ReadWrite. You can check out his podcast on iTunes (The Startup Slingshot TV) or follow him on Twitter @william_griggs for Tweets chock-full of delicious knowledge nuggets.
In addition to everything tech startups, William loves breakfast tacos, dogs, short emails, and Amazon Prime. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his beautiful wife Elizabeth.