Executive Leadership

Minority Hospital/Health System CEO Leadership

Viewpoint on Institute for Diversity in Health Management Study Results By Diane L. Dixon, EdD   In June 2016 the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), both affiliates of the American Hospital Association, published results of the 2015 Benchmarking Survey (www.diversityconnection.org/). This was a national survey of hospitals and...

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Leaders of Color on the Executive Path: Will “Executive Presence” Alone Be a Trajectory to the Executive Suite?

A recent book by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success, suggests that the real measure of success is “executive presence” (EP), not just performance for leaders of color. Dr. Hewlett defines EP as a “measure of image” that conveys to others that you have what it takes to be an executive. Based on survey research conducted by her company, the Center...

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Health Care Leadership in Complex Complexity

Developing Inner Groundedness There are no easy answers to leading in the complex complexity of today’s health care reform environment. The daily unpredictable nuances of change often confound leadership efforts to do what is right for people who need care. Yet effective leaders are finding ways to navigate the unsteady landscape as the complexity of health care delivery becomes more complex....

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Will Smart Leadership Be Enough in Healthcare?

Smart Leadership Healthcare leaders today have to be smart to deal with all of the challenges they are facing.   It is fortunate that there are so many smart leaders in the field.  With the ever growing demands, sharp thinking and intellect on many levels are required.  The confluence of complex and complicated issues impacting health care delivery is compounded by continuous change that at...

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Collaborating Across Boundaries in Health Care Delivery: What’s Old is New

We have been talking about coordinating care and collaborating across boundaries for as long as I have been in health care, more than 25 years.   It is interesting to me with all of the recent debate over the new age of health care reform that we are still talking about collaborating across boundaries as if it is a new initiative.   As so often happens in health care, new names are given for old...

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