10 must-reads for healthcare leaders

The following articles from the past two weeks discuss important topics and issues for healthcare leaders.

1. Your next CEO could come from an unlikely place
The most similar C-suite executive to the CEO in terms of leadership style, thinking style and emotional competency is chief human resources officer, with the exception of the COO, whose duties overlap with the CEO, according to information from two researchers published in Harvard Business Review.

2. Managing cultural change when moving from fee to value: 11 healthcare leaders respond
The transition from fee-for-service to value-based care has already begun, signaling a new era in healthcare. At a recent roundtable hosted by NAPA, 13 of the nation's top healthcare leaders discussed how they are handling the transition at their organizations, especially as it relates to the management of the perioperative service line and the operating room — the biggest sources of revenue for hospitals.

3. Hey bosses: Your employees think they can do a better job than you
A majority of Americans think they can outperform their bosses, and this might not necessarily be a bad thing. This blog post discusses the positive effects of employees who demonstrate a strong commitment and drive, and the potential leadership abilities that can be harnessed from them.

4. Narrow networks, stubborn payers, disruptors: 4 healthcare leaders name their top threat
At the Becker's Hospital Review CEO Strategy Roundtable, five leaders from the healthcare industry discussed the changing state of healthcare, noting the biggest challenges they face, the politics that shape their environment and their own advice for the next generation of healthcare leaders.

5. From the C-suite: 5 thoughts on the evolving role of CIO
At the Becker's Hospital Review CIO Strategy Roundtable, three C-suiters from the healthcare industry discussed the role of the CIO at the intersection of IT, business and healthcare.

6. Innovation's moral quandary: When am I obligated to reinvent the wheel?
This blog post explores how and when innovation is required to solve healthcare's problems and when imitation is the more effective path.

7. Healthcare layoffs amid rising healthcare employment: 4 thoughts
The healthcare industry added 25,000 jobs in October, according to the November jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This follows a 12-month pattern of growth — healthcare steadily added an average of 21,000 jobs per month over the past year, according to the report. However, hospitals around the country reported hundreds of layoffs in October and November. Employees might be asking, what gives?

8. 3 steps to stronger connections at work
These three steps can strengthen collegial connections and leadership, according to Forbes contributor George Bradt.

9. 6 leadership priority shifts in 2015
This infographic shows six key findings on shifting leadership priorities from the Fall 2014 Economic Outlook survey by Washington, D.C.-based Premier.

10. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recognized as leader in LGBT healthcare equality
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation designated the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia one of 427 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leaders nationwide, according to a statement.

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