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  • Healing Leadership, A Survival Guide for the Enlightened Leader. “Are you a healing leader?”  Steven Geske and Howard Hansen talk a lot about chronic anxiety in their book.  They note that, “instead of being uncomfortable with being uncomfortable, if we address chronic anxiety head-on we become comfortable with being uncomfortable.  That’s sort of a mouth full but it really is about being resourceful from within and addressing culture and relationships.  Only those that are emotionally mature can manage through chronic stress and create a healing environment.  This involves self-care. 
  • Prescription for Lasting Success: Leadership Strategies to Diagnose Problems and Transform Your organization. In an approach similar to the way a doctor reads a chart and runs tests to diagnosis an illness, Prescription for Lasting Success offers a practical system for solving problems in an organization. Leaders can get back on track and increase their effectiveness in spite of significant change. Readers learn to diagnose the 4 Ps: purpose, passion, planning, and people. Using the 4 Ps model, the book gives practical suggestions to help teams, businesses, and associations increase their effectiveness and help organizations transform into dynamic, profitable entities.

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  • As medical groups, hospitals, and health systems position themselves for the new marketplace, they must be proactive in establishing new relationships and affiliations. Because the outcomes of health system integration vary widely, Integrated Delivery Systems: Ensuring Successful Physician-Hospital Partnerships will help steer organizations toward a common purpose in a way that is meaningful to providers, administrators, and health care leaders, and most of all, to patients.
  • In Getting Change Right, Seth Kahan challenges us to approach organizational change in a whole new way. Presenting a critical shift from the old mindset of coming up with a good idea, and then pushing it through with mandates, he shows that the way to successful, authentic change today is through engagement. Available at Amazon.com
  • Clinical Integration: A Roadmap to Accountable Care presents novel ideas to advance healthcare leaders’ initiatives in the development of new clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations. Expanded from its original edition, it integrates points from private sector payer perspectives on the industry shift and new chapters on operations of a network and comparative effectiveness research. Many issues are discussed, including the complexities of quality measurement across the industry, the importance of physician and collaborative leadership, and the continued adoption of new health information technologies. Acceleration in the advancement of quality, with greater attention to patient-centered care are essential elements in the reform of the U.S. health system and the growth of these new models of care delivery.
  • Prescription for Lasting Success: Leadership Strategies to Diagnose Problems and Transform Your Organization, offers a practical system for solving problems in an organization. Leaders can get back on track and increase their effectiveness in spite of significant change. Readers learn to diagnose the 4 Ps: purpose, passion, planning, and people. Using the 4 Ps model, the book gives practical suggestions to help teams, businesses, and associations increase their effectiveness and help organizations transform into dynamic, profitable entities.
  • Influential Leadership: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Organization, Change Your Health Care, reveals how successful and effective leaders are driven by a set of behaviors that enables them to become role models for followers, guide operational improvements, and sustain excellence. The book focuses on behavior (rather than technical skills) and on doing (in addition to knowing), which sets it apart from other leadership titles.
  • Prescription for Lasting Success: Leadership Strategies to Diagnose Problems and Transform Your organization. In an approach similar to the way a doctor reads a chart and runs tests to diagnosis an illness, Prescription for Lasting Success offers a practical system for solving problems in an organization. Leaders can get back on track and increase their effectiveness in spite of significant change. Readers learn to diagnose the 4 Ps: purpose, passion, planning, and people. Using the 4 Ps model, the book gives practical suggestions to help teams, businesses, and associations increase their effectiveness and help organizations transform into dynamic, profitable entities.

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