Goal Play! Leadership Lessons from the Soccer Field is available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Goal-Play-Leadership-Lessons-Soccer/dp/1469978571

And now, the audio book is available here.

Paul Levy is the former President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  He is an advocate for patient-driven care, eliminating preventable harm, transparency of clinical outcomes, and front-line driven process improvement.

Levy’s back ground includes a variety of leadership positions in public and private organizations.

He has served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Chairman of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, and Director of the Arkansas Department of Energy.  At the MWRA, he had primary responsibility for the “Boston Harbor Cleanup,” one of the largest pollution control projects in the world.  In operating the water transmission system for 46 communities at the MWRA, Mr. Levy carried out an aggressive demand management program which decreased water consumption by 15% over a three-year period.  As Chairman at the MDPU, Paul Levy regulated the electricity, telecommunications, natural gas, and water utilities in Massachusetts.  While at the Arkansas Department of Energy, Mr. Levy directed energy programs, planning, policy and advocacy for the State, including such areas as energy conservation, renewable and fossil energy resource development, and regulatory and legislative matters.

Mr. Levy is the author of numerous articles in a variety of fields and co-author of Negotiating Environmental Agreements (Island Press, 1999).  He is author of a blog formerly entitled “Running a Hospital,” and in that regard was one of very few hospital CEOs to have shared thoughts publicly about hospitals, medicine, and health care issues.

A graduate of MIT with degrees in economics and city planning, Mr. Levy was on the MIT faculty from 1992 to 1998 and remains a regular guest lecturer at MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern University and colleges and universities across the country.  He has consulted to firms and governments around the world on topics ranging from business strategy to negotiation to infrastructure development to management of hospitals.

Mr Levy is a member of the boards of ISO-New England, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, and A Better City.  He previously served as a member of the MIT Corporation and the boards of the Risk Management Foundation, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Providence Energy Corporation, and the Celebrity Series of Boston.  He has been a board member and president of Newton Girls Soccer and a member of the board of Boston Area Youth Soccer.

He has coached youth soccer for 23 years, has refereed youth soccer for 18 years, and plays on an adult team.