Meet a Chief: CEO & Principal Bob Bailey


Healthcare IT Leaders was based on the “Be a Chief” mentality. This catchphrase was coined by our commander-in-chief, Bob Bailey. It’s a rallying cry that guides all the things we do. We name everybody in our firm to be leaders and present up day-after-day, able to do their finest for others.

Each chief has a backstory. A path of onerous classes and earned knowledge that is reworked who they’re at the moment. Earlier than his function as CEO and Principal of Healthcare IT Leaders, earlier than his school days as a Georgia Bulldog, Bob Bailey was a paperboy rising up in Haskell, NJ, within the Nineteen Seventies. From the beginning, management was in his DNA, handed down by the 2 most influential figures in Bob’s life–his mother and father.

His father, a “true hustler” as Bob calls him, owned an area paving firm, the place Bob usually labored alongside his brothers throughout highschool. (The enterprise, Haskell Paving, remains to be family-owned and operated.) His mom was the captain of a decent ship on the homefront whereas elevating the children. Within the Bailey household, you lived by the creed: Do what must be achieved, and do it proper.

“They’d make us put the laundry away, mow the garden, and clear the storage earlier than leaving the home with buddies. I’d ask why, which was countered with “as a result of I mentioned so,” Bob laughed, “They at all times had a deep motivation and work ethic, and it’s caught with me for over 50 years.”

Bob’s journey from working his first paper route, to working summers on the paving crew, to main a rising consulting agency is coloured with experiences which have formed his management fashion at the moment:

  • Hoping to keep away from tough and tumble together with his older brothers, he practiced collaboration and discovered to resolve disagreements with civility and logic.
  • His first soccer coach taught his gamers to constantly “stroll the stroll” and present up for apply drills as they might the sport.
  • As a varsity basketball participant, he discovered by no means to underestimate the competitors after a crushing defeat by the woman’s crew in a scrimmage blow-out.
  • He received “Most Athletic” and “Most More likely to be Profitable” awards in highschool by taking time to fastidiously pay attention and take into account others’ opinions earlier than making a call.

Hearken to Bob describe how leaders should take the subsequent step with their innate skills and bought abilities:

Above all, he cites persistence as a vital advantage of management that’s allowed him to take dangers and belief his crew. Consequently, his future objectives for Healthcare IT Leaders aren’t primarily based simply on numbers and figures. In 2022, Bob goals to proceed constructing the subsequent technology of leaders by ensuring his employees feels protected to discover, problem themselves, and develop.

Only for enjoyable…

Get to know Bob Bailey outdoors the workplace:

  • First Live performance: Bruce Springsteen on the Meadowlands in 1978
  • Favourite Interest: Bass Fishing
  • Favourite Present: The Sopranos
  • Favourite Meal: Grouper Capris
  • Hidden Expertise: Unicycling



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