6 must-reads for healthcare leaders this week

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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. People's first impression of you rests on these 2 questions
While we hope people will be more generous with their judgments than relying solely on a first impression, first meetings have a significant impact on people's opinion of you.

2. Ask Chuck: This CEO's health system merged 2 years ago — but he still hears 'us v. them' comments from staff
What's the route to systemness? Hit a home run on customer service.

3. The new healthcare leader
Success in the hospital business looks markedly different today than it did even 10 years ago. While healthcare organizations have always strived to provide exceptional medical care, hospitals are being rewarded and sometimes penalized on metrics that, until recently, were not directly linked to the bottom line, such as patient satisfaction and quality of care.

4. 10 healthcare CEOs' best advice, career tips for the Class of 2016
Graduation season marks the onset of a period of life changes, which, for many, includes the end of formal education and the beginning of life in the workforce. We've all heard networking and perseverance are integral to prosperity at work, but what does it really take to be successful?

5. Study finds CEO scandals take years to fade
The "legacy" of a misbehaved CEO can beleaguer a company's reputation for an average of 4.9 years in the news, and cause an average 3.1 percent decline in shares after the news first breaks, according to a study from Stanford (Calif.) University. 

6. Do former felons make good employees? New research says yes
New research shows that some former felons perform just as well as — if not better than — their colleagues, according to The Washington Post.

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