Preparing Your Professional Checklist

Just like a doctor who laid out simple ways to avoid line infection, business leaders could gain from a similar humbling self-discipline

My friend Dr. Bob Spiegel, the chief medical officer at Schering-Plough (SGP), just sent me an amazing article from The New Yorker titled "The Checklist" (Atul Gawande, Dec. 10, 2007), which describes the groundbreaking work done in medical critical-care research by Dr. Peter Pronovost.

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