Central Management Podcast | Radhika Palta

A podcast for healthcare’s middle managers

Radhika Palta had to call the metaphorical fire department to help fight a fire in her first week on a new job.

Middle management is in a golden age. But it’s harder than ever to be a middle manager. Central Management is stories, tips, and wisdom to make it easier to be better.



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This week’s guest on the Central Management podcast is Radhika Palta, administrative director for the surgery department of a West Coast academic medical center.

“Most of the time, I think, your success is how you deal with the outcome of the really challenging stuff that you go through.”


The highlights of our discussion:

4:30 — Radhika introduces the story of her first week on a new job and the near meltdown that met her

7:20 — Details of the drama!

8:20 — Of course, she almost quit

11:10 — A plan comes to light!

12:40 — Of course, she didn’t quit, and tells us why

14:00 — Radhika recounts the steps she took to begin solving the problem

17:10 — The solution!

19:00 — In summary, lessons learned

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