11 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. 17 hospitals and health systems with unique population health initiatives
Here are 17 population health programs from hospitals and health systems. The hospitals have reported success in achieving their goals and creating healthier communities.

2. 3 reasons business is bad at retaining female leadership
Hospitals looking to improve gender diversity in their senior ranks may need to change their communication style to retain female talent, reports Chicago Tribune

3. 10 apps to make traveling easier for hospital executives
Here are 10 apps for busy hospital CEOs to make traveling more efficient and work more effective while on the road.

4. How to buy more time to answer emails
Replying to each email that appears in your inbox can be a daunting task for hospital and healthcare professionals strapped for time. But prompt and thoughtful communication is a top leadership trait touted by many hospital executives.

5. Bookmarked by Becker's: 5 recommended reads from our editors
This week I learned about life's most difficult conversation, job interviews at Theranos and the painful side of pregnancy apps. I'm also leaving a thank-you note for our janitor on my desk tonight.

6. CEOs influence employees' political leanings: 4 study findings
The political leanings of CEOs hold clout over employee election outlooks, an academic study led by three business professors found.

7. Why we should stop bragging about working long hours
For many working Americans, staying late at the office is a sign of dedication and work ethic. But is sacrificing sleep and personal time worth it?

8. CIO Sue Schade on the value of executive coaching
Seeking help and coaching can be difficult, but doing so can ultimately improve one's effectiveness as a leader, suggests Sue Schade, interim CIO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals and founding advisor at Next Wave Health Advisors. Ms. Schade wrote on her blog of her decision to invest in an executive coach. While she wasn't completely sure she wanted to work with a coach, she writes that it ultimately was a strong career move.

9. The makeup of the millennial patient — 18 things to know
Born between 1982 and 2022, millennials are changing the platform of healthcare. They are not just the largest U.S. generation, but also possess a great purchasing power.

10. What made top leaders who they are today?
Can you narrow down one thing that made you who you are today? Perhaps it was a particular person, a piece of advice or a life-changing event.

11. 15 pieces of advice from former Fortune 40 Under 40 winners
Fortune's annual "40 Under 40" list honors the most influential young people in the world of business. Last year's 40 Under 40 class included powerful names in various industries, from Taylor Swift to Fitbit President and CEO James Park to UFC fighter Ronda Rousey.

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