6 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. The thing about organizational culture most people get wrong
People generally understand organizational culture as something that unifies people around a set of norms, behaviors and values. But this perception overlooks an important reality about culture.

2. Becker's Speaker Series: 4 questions with ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra
Randy Oostra has been with Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica since 1997 and has served as president and CEO since 2009.

3. Would you want Donald Trump running your hospital?
In a recent blog post, Select International discusses the myth of a strong leader and what it means to be a successful hospital leader.

4. 3 things that most likely won't be changing in healthcare under the new administration
In a recent Hayes Management Consulting blog, Don Michaels, PhD, reviews three things that most likely won't be changing in healthcare under the new administration.

5. Disruptive behavior in healthcare
"What we've got here is a failure to communicate." The memorable line from the 1969 movie, Cool Hand Luke, could be used to describe the situation in many families and organizations of all kinds, including healthcare. However, nowhere does it matter more than healthcare because the ultimate business of the industry is patient welfare and safety.

6. 6 thoughts on leadership from Dr. Michael Ugwueke, president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Michael Ugwueke, DHA, led Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as president and COO since May 2014, and on Jan. 1 he assumed the role of president and CEO of the system.

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