Learning From Leaders

Southwestern Medical Foundation

Welcome to ’Learning From Leaders,’ the monthly podcast from Southwestern Medical Foundation that provides a platform for knowledge exchange, mentorship, and collaborative problem-solving. In each episode, we foster a unique learning experience that offers valuable insights, practical advice, and inspiring stories from seasoned community leaders. We delve into the pressing issues facing our communities and explore innovative solutions. Tune in to ”Learning From Leaders” and be part of a transformative journey towards building stronger, more resilient communities. read less
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Episodes

Economics Expert Cullum Clark on Innovation Districts and the Economic Boom in North Texas
Jun 17 2024
Economics Expert Cullum Clark on Innovation Districts and the Economic Boom in North Texas
Join host Lili Clark on a fascinating journey into the economic transformation of North Texas in this episode of the Learning From Leaders Podcast. We do a deep dive into ‘Innovation Districts’ and how they’re fostering a perfect ecosystem for entrepreneurship. Our special guest, Cullum Clark—Director of the George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative—shares his expert insights on the booming growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the significant role innovation districts play in shaping its future. We'll explore why North Texas is a magnet for economic development and how innovation districts contribute to creating a vibrant ecosystem for businesses and communities. Cullum will highlight the strategic planning behind these districts and their impact on the local and national economy. Additionally, he will discuss his dual roles as a public policy leader and an educator, shedding light on why community leadership and philanthropy are pivotal for sustaining growth. Whether you're a young leader eager to understand the dynamics of economic growth or someone curious about the future of North Texas, this episode provides valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. So tune in and get inspired as we unravel the complexities of innovation districts and discover what makes North Texas an exciting hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Episode Details: Episode 3, Season 1 Host: Lili Clark | Programming Chair, The Cary Council; Senior Associate at Lyda Hill Philanthropies (https://www.lydahillphilanthropies.org/) Guest: Culllum Clark, Ph.D | Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative, George W. Bush Institute Producer: Dustin Magwire | Digital Media Manager, Southwestern Medical Foundation Videography: Brazos Film & Video - www.brazosfilms.com Resources: Eds and Meds Report mentioned in this episode: https://www.bushcenter.org/publications/engines-of-opportunity The Cary Council: www.swmedical.org/carycouncil Southwestern Medical Foundation: www.swmedical.org The Ho Din Award: www.swmedical.org/HoDin
From Class Leader to Medical Leader: Dr. Alexa Wilden's Journey
May 20 2024
From Class Leader to Medical Leader: Dr. Alexa Wilden's Journey
Join us on this enlightening episode of the Learning from Leaders podcast as we explore the remarkable journey of Dr. Alexa Wilden, the distinguished 2024 Ho Din Award recipient from UT Southwestern. Just two days before her graduation, Alexa sat down with our host, Lili Clark, to discuss her transformative experiences through medical school, the personal meaning behind her accomplishments, and her anticipation for a future in Internal Medicine. In this deep dive, Alexa reflects on choosing UT Southwestern, the inspirations and challenges along her path to becoming a physician, and the crucial support systems that helped her through. We’ll uncover what it took to maintain her passion, the hardest moments she faced, and the joys that balanced her rigorous academic life. Additionally, we delve into the significance of the Ho Din Award, exploring Alexa's leadership role and her vision for impacting the field of medicine. We also touch on her involvement with UT Southwestern’s free clinics and her plans for future community leadership. Plus, don’t miss our Rapid Fire segment, in which Alexa shares some of her personal favorite things and a fun story about her favorite band. Whether you’re a current or aspiring medical professional, or simply intrigued by Dr. Wilden’s accomplishments, this episode promises rich insights and inspiring stories. Tune in to learn how Dr. Wilden is not just preparing to serve as a physician, but also to lead and inspire the next generation of medical professionals.   Episode Details: Episode 2, Season 1 Host: Lili Clark | Programming Chair, The Cary Council; Senior Associate at Lyda Hill Philanthropies Guests: Alexa Wilden, M.D. | Resident, UT Southwestern Producer: Dustin Magwire | Digital Media Manager, Southwestern Medical Foundation Videography: Brazos Film & Video - www.brazosfilms.com   Resources: Ho Din Announcement video mentioned in the episode: https://youtu.be/ArC88MROoYs?si=jijTf2O-Rp5etthg The Cary Council: www.swmedical.org/carycouncil Southwestern Medical Foundation: www.swmedical.org The Ho Din Award: www.swmedical.org/HoDin
Global Vision, Local Impact: Kay Bailey Hutchison & Robert Jordan
May 2 2024
Global Vision, Local Impact: Kay Bailey Hutchison & Robert Jordan
In the debut podcast episode of “Learning From Leaders,” guest host and member of The Cary Council, Erik Yohe sits down with two influential leaders, Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Senator and NATO Ambassador, and Robert Jordan, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to explore the duality of leadership. During their conversation, these two leaders share their unique insights on how their global roles have shaped their perspectives while maintaining a deep commitment to their local communities. This engaging discussion reveals how leaders at any level can make a meaningful impact, offering listeners practical strategies for fostering positive change in their own spheres of influence. Senator Hutchison and Ambassador Jordan share wisdom and experience on how you can become a more effective leader by balancing big-picture vision with a strong sense of community – and why the two go hand-in-hand. Episode Details: This episode was a special, live edition of the podcast, recorded at the annual Learning From Leaders event hosted by The Cary Council. Host: Erik Yohe | Programming Chair, The Cary Council Guests: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ambassador Robert Jordan (ret.) Producer: Dustin Magwire | Digital Media Manager, Southwestern Medical Foundation Videography: Brazos Film & Video - www.brazosfilms.com   Resources: Claire Phillips 'My Why' video mentioned in the episode: https://youtu.be/ArC88MROoYs?si=jijTf2O-Rp5etthg The Cary Council: www.swmedical.org/carycouncil Southwestern Medical Foundation: www.swmedical.org ---------------------------------- Disclaimer: The Southwestern Medical Foundation Podcast is intended solely for educational purposes. Nothing contained therein constitutes, nor should be interpreted as medical, healthcare, financial or legal advice. Southwestern Medical Foundation strives for accuracy in its publications, including the Podcast. However, due to the nature of the topics discussed, there frequently is not a clear-cut “right answer.” Consequently, Southwestern Medical Foundation cannot guarantee the accuracy or sufficiency of any information presented. The views of the hosts and guests are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of their employers or affiliated organizations, nor Southwestern Medical Foundation, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center or the University of Texas System. The inclusion of any guest or mention of any product or service does not constitute an endorsement thereof, nor of any company, employer, or organization with which the guest, product, or service is affiliated. Southwestern Medical Foundation privacy policy: https://swmedical.org/privacy-policy/