Janet Smith Meeks is the author of Gracious Leadership: Lead Like You’ve Never Led Before which was released in January 2018. She has devoted nearly four decades of her professional life to the healthcare and financial services industries. As a C-suite executive and corporate director, Janet has vast experience in finance, strategy, operations, marketing, business development and leadership effectiveness. She has served in executive roles for four nationally known healthcare systems, including Trinity Health (the second largest Catholic Healthcare system in the nation) and the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Janet spent nine years as president of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital (MCSA) in Westerville, Ohio where she led the organization to peak performance through applying the key ingredients of Gracious Leadership. www.graciousleadershipbook.com
Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.