7 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 corner office: GBMC HealthCare System CEO Dr. John Chessare on getting beyond 'hard work and good intentions' in healthcare
John Chessare, MD, knew from a young age that he wanted to spend his career doing something that would improve others' lives. After deciding to become a physician, he was drawn to quality improvement, and after 37 years in healthcare, he has not veered from this path.

2. 10 healthcare leaders on LinkedIn's Next Wave list of young professionals
LinkedIn released the 2016 LinkedIn Next Wave, its second annual compilation of innovative individuals 35 and under.

3. HBR names world's best-performing CEOs: Which healthcare leaders made the list?
Just 10 healthcare leaders made the Harvard Business Review's list of the world's best-performing CEOs. 

4. Study suggests men in the boardroom still don't value diversity
Most board directors (96 percent) believe diversity is important, according to a recent survey from PwC. However, only about one in four male directors believe board diversity will improve company performance.

5. Strategic cost management: Is your revenue under pressure?
In a recent article, Wayne Ziemann, Partner at Schumacher Clinical Partners, discusses the five keys to reducing costs through strategic cost management.

6. Leadership continuity and organizational performance in hospital systems
With the rapidly changing demographics in the workplace, especially balancing millennials and the aging baby boomer segment, hospitals and health systems are increasingly experiencing a battle for talent in their leadership roles. Organizations that are able to respond proactively by developing and implementing effective leadership succession plans will be better positioned to remain competitive and at high performance in their marketplace.

7. 25 hospitals ranked among Forbes best employers in the America list
Working with Hamburg, Germany-based Statista, Forbes asked more than 30,000 U.S. workers employed by companies with a staff of 5,000 employees or more to determine how likely they were to recommend their company to a fellow job seeker on a scale of one to 10. Forbes surveyed 500 employers across 25 industries.

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