“The future of medicine will require a fundamentally different style of leadership, rooted in a willingness to decentralize authority, empower a broader network, and build processes that augment a leader’s capacity for decision making and for understanding the needs of the organization and its staff and patients.”
-Arena Labs Founder + CEO Brian Ferguson in concert with Kevin W. Lobdell, MD, Siddharth Hariharan, MA, BA, Will Smith, MBA, BA, Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, & Chris Fussell, MS, BA
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]
An elite level athlete, coach, and teacher, Kristen Holmes has spent her career studying and testing scientific principles related to physiology and psychology in high performance environments. One of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, having won twelve league titles in thirteen seasons and a National Championship at Princeton University, Kristen now serves as […]
Jurgen Heitmann had the privilege of learning from some of our nation’s greatest leaders in National Security and the Special Operations community across the domains of unique teams, diplomacy, innovative technology, physical capacity, and decision-making in dynamic environments, but he identifies nature as one of his most profound sources in learning and keeping an explorer’s mindset […]
The Arena Labs Performance Profile series brings insights from high performers across worlds to frontline teams in healthcare. Patty Brandmaier spent 32 years at the Central Intelligence Agency, serving both domestically and abroad. Her CIA trajectory led her from an entry-level analyst to, at the time of her retirement, serving as a member of the […]
The Arena Labs Fusion Cell for COVID-19 Crisis Response in Frontline Medical Teams.
THE ARENA ETHOS. Arena Labs is a culture built on humility. Not the false humility that is the absence of boasting, but a ruthless commitment to learning and betterment. We hold this mindset, that of the expert learner, as the bedrock of all extraordinary endeavor. We are not academics or careerists. Nor are we a […]
Two Ors, two totally different worlds. A story of how one surgeon's choices around how, when, and to whom to express a legitimate dissatisfaction radically compromised patient safety and the wellbeing of staff.
How does the environment outside of the operating theaters influence performance?
A young surgeon, dedicated to mastery in the craft of pediatric spinal surgery, faced barriers to peak performance, including distractions and additional cognitive load.
A first-generation immersive learning tool geared toward Resident Education to begin training for performance-oriented skills and leadership in their early careers as surgeons.