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The Leadership Podcast

The Leadership Podcast

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We interview great leaders, review the books they read, and speak with highly influential authors who study them.

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#1 We interview great leaders.
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Jul 20, 2016


While a Board Member of Prime Health and a Senior Advisor to 10.10.10, health-tech entrepreneur Mike Biselli witnessed firsthand the tremendous power that a determined community of clinicians, technologists, and investors could wield, and realized just how much more could be accomplished if that power were harnessed. Over the next few years, Mike began developing the industry integrator concept, an entirely new feature of the innovation economy that would allow the healthcare industry to be integrated at the point of innovation by housing an entire health-tech ecosystem in a single location. Now, in partnership with governmental, academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations, Mike Biselli is developing Catalyst HTI, a first-of-its-kind industry integrator in Denver’s River North District (RiNo) that will bring together health-tech startups and Fortune 20s alike in the race to fix American healthcare.


Catalyst site:   

Personal website:   

Twitter: @mikebiselli


Summary & Ideas for Action

Mike Biselli brings his dedication, enthusiasm and servant leadership style to digital health innovation as a community leader and collaborator. His character building and leadership journey started early in his life, with athletics playing a huge role. He was awarded a college scholarship for football, which led him to being named 1st Team All PAC-10 kicker in 1999. He now brings those same qualities along with his passion to his business ventures through his industry integrator concept. He believes that through collaboration, diversity and innovation, we will be able to save the U.S. from the financial crisis that exists in our healthcare system.


Key Takeaways

[3:00] Unpacking Mike’s visionary quote about the looming crisis in the U.S. healthcare system.

[7:45] Prime Health is a business ecosystem of collaborators working to extend its vision around the nation.

[11:09] Mike firmly believes in ‘give of yourself first’ as a foundation for his servant leadership style.

[15:02] A football memory: Long-term dedication enabled Mike to gain the trust needed to perform a surprise onside kick.

[20:16] The role athletics played in Mike’s success as a leader. 

[27:46] The true measure of leadership effectiveness is to see how many new leaders are created by an existing leader.

[30:40] How to contact Mike, see him speak, and get your hands on his forthcoming book.


Quotable Quotes

“To empower people and to let them grow and develop, a leader must give up power.”

“If we are going to re-imagine this broken healthcare industry, Fortune 100’s need to work with entrepreneurs.”

“Homogeneity squashes innovation, inspiration and opportunity to make something bigger of ourselves.”


Mentioned on the Show

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Points to Ponder

  1. Regarding Mike’s vision for Catalyst, what are ways you can bring very diverse groups together with common interests to meet today’s challenges?
  2. How do you “give of yourself first’ as a servant leaders?
  3. When people stay at organizations for a very short time these days, how do you inspire people to long-term dedication?
  4. Sports analogies are used a lot as metaphors – what other examples can you use that are inclusive?
  5. Do you agree with Mike that the true measure of leadership effectiveness is to see how many new leaders are created by an existing leader?