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. Management truths that go against your instincts: We asked, executives told
Certain leadership and management practices are so widely accepted they border on cliché. Take "culture eats strategy for breakfast," for example. However, not all effective management principles are as intuitive. Some practices may be so different from what's taught in business school that they might generate resistance. But these three management practices — however counterintuitive — can yield as much success as the more obvious ones.

2. Note to the CEO: One Scripps employee's testament to the power of career support
Under the leadership of President and CEO Chris Van Gorder, San Diego-based Scripps Health has abided by a "no-layoffs" philosophy for more than a decade. The system eliminates employees' positions as an absolute last resort. However, mounting challenges and financial pressure recently forced the health system to restructure. In mid-March, Scripps announced it would eliminate approximately 100 positions.

3. 8 business lessons learned on the marathon trail from Strata CEO Dan Michelson
Dan Michelson, CEO of cloud-based analytics company Strata Decision Technology, hit the streets of Boston on April 18 for what many consider a rite of passage for serious runners: the Boston Marathon. Here, Mr. Michelson shares eight business lessons he has learned in training for 15 marathons and running a company.

4. Survey: Majority of millennials value positive workplace over high pay
Millennials are more inclined to favor a better quality of life at work than higher pay, according to a survey from Fidelity. The majority of those ages 25 to 35 say they would be willing to give up an average of $7,600 from their paycheck for a more positive work environment, such as enhanced career development and a greater emphasis on work-life balance, according to a report from USA Today.

5. As technology evolves, these 3 management principles are timeless
Technological advancements significantly influence how people interact, both in their personal and professional lives. However, when it comes to leadership, there are certain management principles that should be preserved. After all, as technology evolves, human nature stays the same.

6. Wealthy and successful people avoid this type of person
We've all heard the phrase, "You are the company you keep." But who do successful and wealthy individuals spend time with? According to a recent Business Insider article, they don't spend time with one type of person. Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years researching and analyzing the habits of rich, affluent people and found they steer clear of pessimists.

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