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. 3 Practices to protect your people from toxic stress and burnout
Burnout is on the rise in healthcare. Each year, nearly 400 physicians commit suicide, more than double the rate of the general population. Healthcare workers are also susceptible to anxiety, depression and addiction. What can be done?

2. 11 universal management truths from Warren Buffett
Few leaders have mastered the art of management as effectively as Warren Buffett. Although health systems and holding companies have their fair share of differences, Mr. Buffett's remarks and management philosophy may ring true for system executives overseeing large teams.

3. Hospitals: Are you marketing to the right audience?
Hospitals and health systems trying to capture a greater portion of their market should take a closer look at their marketing campaigns. According to a report from Adweek, marketers may be missing an important segment of their audience.

4. The most accomplished people aren't always the happiest: What to do about it
People often try to answer one of life's biggest questions — how to be truly happy — with accomplishments in business, status or wealth. However, research shows accomplishment and intelligence cannot predict happiness, according to Raj Raghunathan, author of If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy? 

5. 3 easy steps to make your meetings more impactful
After a sports team finishes a game, the players don't just pack up their gear and go home. They reconvene with the coach for a post-game meeting to discuss what happened out on the field. This recapping of events to inform future strategy translates easily into the business world. A quick, end-of-meeting recap with attendees can be dually effective for ensuring the gathering achieved its objectives, and that future meetings will be successful, according to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review.

6. This CEO has one key to success
Spencer Rascoff has been through ups and downs in his business ventures, according to CNBC. From his failures and triumps, Mr. Rascoff has solidified one key component for success: hiring smart.

7. To promote organizational success, encourage employees to volunteer
Many companies generously practice corporate giving, but few take advantage of their connections in the community to inspire employees. According to research into Fortune's "50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back" list, encouraging employees to guide charitable efforts enhances commitment and pride among teams.

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