The rapid changes in health care including novel technologies as well as the changing economic, political, and social landscapes are all forcing physicians as well as most types of health care practitioners to re-think their role in leadership. This is particularly true in the US in recent years, but the same issues are widely prevalent affecting health care workers around the globe. Developing capable medical leaders who can navigate these challenges will be essential.
Physicians and other health care practitioners usually receive little or no leadership training in the course of their education. At the next steps in their training: internship, residency and fellowship, gaining clinical acumen takes precedence over developing other skills that are at the core of leadership training. Leadership Lessons for Health Care Providers will allow all types of health professionals to gain a better understanding of what leadership is, how to develop their skills while still early in their careers, how to understand and handle common leadership conundrums and chart a path towards increasing their leadership capabilities as they reach mid-career and beyond. This book will provide a great start for those who are interested in learning more about leadership and includes recommendations for next steps at all stages in leadership work.
Frank J. Lexa, M.D., Chair, ACR Commission on Practice Leadership and Chairman of the Board of the Radiology Leadership Institute Project Faculty, Spain and East Asia Regional Manager, the Global Consulting Practicum & Adjunct Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1. Leadership and its Challenges 2. Profiles in Leadership: What Does it Mean to Be a Great Leader 3. Deciding to Lead: When and Why to Begin to Take on Leadership Roles 4. Your First 100 Days: Facing the Challenge of Becoming a New Leader 5. The Unexpected Leader: Challenges of Having Leadership Thrust Upon You 6. Leading From Below 7. Qualities of Great Leadership 8. Delegation: Getting It Right to Lead Successfull 9. Making the Grade: Levels of Leadership 10. Educating Leaders: A Foundation Curriculum for HealthCare Professionals 11. Learning to Lead: Best Practices for Getting Started 12. Leadership - Organizational Styles and Types 13. Strategic Leadership: Setting Priorities 14. Time to Lead 15. Leading Change in an Organization 16. Leadership in Conflict 17. Leading in a Crisis 18. Tough Choices: How Leaders Make the Hard Decisions 19. Leadership and Mistakes 20. Thinking About Failures in Leadership 21. Becoming a Level 5 Leader 22. Choosing Greatness in Leadership 23. Winning in a Crisis 24. Leading in Serious Conflicts 25. Leadership and Trust 26. Principled Leadershi 27. Motivation and Leadership 28. Succession Leadership 29. Leadership: The Last 100 Days 30. Conclusions and Next Steps