13 must-reads for healthcare leaders

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. Preparing for a physician CEO: What the board and C-suite need to know
Garnering a higher degree of physician engagement is integral to thriving under healthcare reform, which holds hospitals and health systems financially accountable for patient safety and quality outcomes. Today, boards are increasingly turning to clinicians to shepherd organizations through the transition to a value-based model, as their experience delivering care on the front lines makes them uniquely qualified to connect with and engage their fellow physicians.

2. 10 tips on productivity from Fortune's 40 Under 40 winners
How do top business leaders stay motivated and productive? Fortune asked 10 individuals on its 2016 "40 Under 40" list to share their tips for staying on task.

3. 6 big ideas on leadership from President Barack Obama
Many executives don't consider their legacy until they plan to leave. However, the average hospital CEO spends less than 3.5 years in their post, according to a 2013 Black Book Rankings poll. With so few years to make a difference, hospital CEOs must make the most of their tenure — and set the tone for the future.

4. Chuck Lauer: Naming the No. 1 challenge for health system CEOs is now a challenge in itself
As many readers know, I like to keep a close eye on what healthcare CEOs and other top leaders are thinking. Of course, they are always thinking about the financial bottom line and the competition. These days, though, their plates are overflowing with concerns. Health reform and its focus on value-based payment and population health, the changes in the insurance market, the enormous shift toward consolidation in markets and other factors are making it hard to get a clear read on the C-suite.

5. How successful people stay motivated on bad days
Whether it's the end-of-summer blues, morning traffic or plain old work stress, even the most positive of workers occasionally has a bad day. But successful people don't let negative forces or emotions bring down their performance. Instead, they employ creative coping mechanisms.

6. 3 errors leaders should avoid when offering up an apology
"I'm sorry." It's a phrase we all use. Learning to apologize well — and sincerely — is a skill that can be a huge asset, especially for leaders.

7. Sheryl Sandberg on women facing pushback despite 'leaning in'
"More women are leaning in — and we'll all go farther when the workplace stops pushing back," Sheryl Sandberg wrote in an article for The Wall Street Journal.

8. How teaching employees financial skills boosts wellbeing
Some employers are helping their workers improve their mental, physical and fiscal fitness, according to Baltimore Business Journal.

9. 5 ways smart leaders can ruin companies
While it takes a certain type of individual to face the daily challenges of being an entrepreneur, intelligent leaders can sabotage themselves and their company because of personal hubris, according to Forbes.

10. Board members' political views associated with size of CEO's paycheck
Boards with a liberal bend may pay CEOs less than those with conservative political views, according to new research from the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., published in Administrative Science Quarterly.

11. Why women should see performance reviews as opportunities
Many employees dread performance reviews, but women should love them, according to Kiva Wilson, a diversity business partner at Facebook.

12. How tech companies are using an NFL strategy to hire more women
In efforts to be more inclusive in hiring, the NFL implemented the Rooney Rule in 2003, which requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for all head coach and general manager positions. Since then, the rule has expanded to include other front office positions, and in February the NFL said it will also require teams to interview women for executive jobs. Tech companies have taken a page out of the NFL's playbook in an attempt to boost diversity in their offices, reports The Wall Street Journal.

13. Acquiring companies now trying to retain top executives
A new strategy is emerging for companies that acquire others: retain top talent of the acquired firm to help stave off a post-merger failure, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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