10 must-reads for healthcare leaders this week

Last week, readers gravitated toward articles on CEO promotions, organizational transformation to digital technology and top skills for chief marketing officers.

Find those and other articles on Becker's leadership channel below.

1. Michelle Obama: To be a good leader, 'live your values everyday'
Former first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise guest appearance during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference last week to discuss what it means to be good a leader, according to Inc.

2. Bill Gates, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg recommend this book
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, former President Barack Obama and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg recommended adding this nonfiction book to your summer reading list, according to Business Insider.

3. Career coach: 6 ways nurses can maximize professional association membership
Nurses who want to climb the career ladder should seek memberships at professional organizations, as they can be a valuable resource, according to Kim Dority, a career coach at American Sentinel University.

4. 5 daily practices to become a more creative CEO
In addition to leadership skills and business acumen, creativity is an essential — though often overlooked — trait for CEOs. Creativity enables them to adapt to changes in the market, remain open to innovative ideas and position themselves as disrupters in the industry, according to Entrepreneur.

5. 10 healthcare companies among top 100 Most Disruptive Brands 2017
Marketing Week, an industry magazine covering trends in advertising, media, public relations and marketing, has released its 100 Disruptive Brands 2017 list.

6. 85% of American CEOs are promoted from within
The majority of CEOs at top companies in the U.S. are promoted from within and have a background in finance, according to Heidrick & Struggles.

7. C-suite confidence in digital abilities has hit all-time low
Executives' confidence in their organizations' ability to handle digital transformation and digital change fell 15 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to a 2017 survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

8. 9 things talented chief marketing officers do well
The average tenure of a chief marketing officer at a major brand is about 42 months — shorter than the lifespan of the average goldfish, according to a study from executive search firm Spencer Stuart.

9. The urgent need to shine a bright light on healthcare
In this column, Gary Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle, wrote the lack of urgency in healthcare is cause for concern.

10. These are the 6 words Warren Buffett uses most in letters to shareholders
The optimistic language Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett uses to discuss his business may be the secret to his success, according to a CNBC report.

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