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Nothing is more predictive of the viability and success of a health care organization than its leadership. Learn the skills this market demands and get the tools to master them with Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager. Building on sound business and health services management theories, and viewed through the lens of emotional intelligence and the author's years of direct experience, this book actively teaches both students and practitioners the relational, operational, and analytical skills that are necessary-and surprisingly rare-in today's health care management arena. Dramatically increase productivity and employee commitment and place yourself ahead of the pack by honing these financial and organizational management skill sets: motivation; time and stress management communication; teamwork; delegation conflict management; counseling and interviewing; strategic planning; budgeting personnel management resource management; staff coaching; Each chapter is like a mini-workshop in each skill set, featuring learner-friendly objectives, self-assessment tools, case studies, real-world individual and small-group exercises, and review questions. As a health care supervisor, you can improve your own leadership skills or mold exceptional leader-managers among your staff using this highly practical guide in workshops and continuing education seminars. Undergraduate and graduate students in health and nursing administration can learn essential skills that have been glaringly absent from curricula. Get Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager and help yourself or your students along the journey of becoming and then being an effective leader.
Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician who has practiced medicine and health care leadership for more than 20 years. He taught health care leadership courses at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, where he was Director of the graduate program in Health Services Administration. He has written more than 300 professional publications, including 40 books. His latest publication is Effective Leadership: Strategies for Maximizing Executive Productivity and Health (Brunner-Routledge, 2001). Dr. Sperry has received lifetime achievement awards from the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry for his contributions to organizational development and leadership.