10 must-reads for healthcare leaders this week

Culture. Productivity. Strategy. Execution. These ideas will never go out of style for hospital and health system leaders.

The following leadership articles were published by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week.

1. 9 pieces of career advice from healthcare leaders
Business Insider asked more than 20 healthcare executives at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual June conference what career advice they would offer aspiring healthcare workers. Here are nine pieces of advice leaders suggested.

2. Healthcare CIO Sue Schade calls for national unity, asks, 'Who do we want to be?'
Sue Schade, interim CIO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals, made a plea for unity and peace in a recent post on her blog. Ms. Schade, who currently is a leader and founding advisor at Next Wave Health Advisors in Cleveland and formerly was CIO of Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, remarked upon recent events, including the Orlando shooting, and her family history in a piece about coming together.

3. How to develop a hospital transformation strategy: Advice from a physician executive turned Baldrige judge
As hospitals work to redesign care delivery, continuously improve quality and do it at a lower cost, having a master plan for management has never been more important. But how can hospital leaders create broad, comprehensive change strategies when they face very immediate challenges? By taking a tip or two from organizations who have done exactly that before them.

4. 5 tips for managing, strengthening resilience
Leaders often employ methodical, evidence-backed strategies to enhance their business's resiliency within their market. Rarely, however, do they apply the same approach when it comes to measuring and improving their own ability to adapt and grow, according to the Harvard Business Review.

5. Study finds company share prices suffer when female CEO appointments are publicized — here's why
When a company appoints a new CEO, two surprising factors may determine stock prices for the next 20 days — the gender of the new executive and how much media attention the appointment receives.

6. Women hold 20% of board seats at S&P 500 companies
Women's progress in corporate America looks dismal, based on findings from Catalyst that were presented June 14 at the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C.

7. The case for running 5ks — not marathons
Many executives agree that despite their jam-packed schedules, fitness is a top priority. Not only does regular exercise improve health, it also enhances your mood and mental clarity. Running — and running marathons in particular — is often the sport of choice for bosses. This is understandable, as the determination and stamina required to complete a marathon are also required to excel in the C-suite. But an increasing number of running coaches and exercise physiologists are advocating for much shorter races instead of marathons, according to FiveThirtyEight.

8. Dr. Toby Cosgrove and 24 other male CEOs get vocal about work-life balance
Balancing work with family and personal life is not just a women's issue, though much of the discourse on the matter tends to focus on women more than men.

9. Healing in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting: Words of support from 5 healthcare leaders
In the days after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that killed 50 people and injured 53, the national healthcare community has responded with an outpouring of support for the victims and first responders.

10. Corner office: Greater Waterbury Health Network, Waterbury Hospital CEO Darlene Stromstad on excelling despite distractions
Darlene Stromstad is used to working under pressure. As president and CEO of Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital and the Greater Waterbury Health Network, of which the hospital is a part, she has shepherded the organization forward despite facing serious financial difficulties.

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