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Becoming an Effective Leader in Healthcare Management: The 12 Essential Skills 2ed

by Len Sperry Health Professions Press
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Pbk 320 pages
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Administrators and managers in healthcare can improve their own expertise and performance by learning and mastering the 12 critical interpersonal, financial, and organizational management skills in this highly practical guide. This easy-to-read book applies basic business leadership principles specifically to the field of healthcare administration. Based on solid research findings as well as the author’s experience as a healthcare executive, consultant, and instructor, this approach teaches you to increase productivity and employee performance, preparing you to meet the inevitable challenges of the healthcare system of tomorrow.  


With new insights on staff empowerment and engagement concepts, this second edition also provides:


• Self-assessment tools, individual and small-group experiential exercises, and review questions

• Case studies and examples from hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, and other medical care facilities

• Financial management tools

• Details on effective orientation processes

• Ways to address problematic behaviors occurring in healthcare settings, and the coaching role of healthcare leaders.


Healthcare supervisors can improve their own leadership skills or mold exceptional leaders and managers among their staff by using this guide in workshops and continuing education seminars. It is also a valuable text for healthcare management courses and workshops.
“This straightforward [book is] . . . a brilliant combination of personalized skill mastery and assessment. The recognition of engagement as a key cornerstone is refreshing.”
—Rene Zipper, MBA, FACHE, Vice President, Press Ganey and Associates
Len Sperry, M.D. Ph.D. is a physician who has practiced medicine and health care leadership for more than 30 years. He is currently a tenured professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida where he teaches graduate courses on health counseling and leadership. Prior to that he was a core faculty member in the graduate health care leadership program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and professor and Director of the graduate program in Health Services Administration at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and. In addition, he has been elected to membership in such prestigious professional organizations as the American College of Psychiatrists, and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. He has been recognized with several professional awards that include being listed in Whoâ??s Who in America, Americaâ??s Top Physicians, and in Best Doctors in America continually since 1996. He has also been recognized with three lifetime achievement awards for his contributions to organizational development and leadership. His 1000+ professional publications include refereed journal articles and book chapters, and 80 professional books (domestic and international) on various health care and leadership topics including Effective Leadership: Strategies for Maximizing Executive Productivity and Health; Health Counseling; Health Promotion and Health Counseling; Behavioral Health; and Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager: The Essential Skills of Leadership.