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 ways leaders can let go without giving up control
In an ideal world, each member of an organization can work autonomously and effectively, while still maintaining alignment with the company's overall mission and values. However, achieving this level of independence while still preserving organizational cohesion is challenging for many leaders.

2. 3 smart habits to foster continuous learning
One common trait among successful people is the habit and the desire for continuous learning. They devote real time and energy into learning, reflection, goal-setting and guidance from mentors to ensure continued success, according to Entrepreneur magazine.

3. 5 situations in which saying 'no' is the best tactic
Saying "no" is an important leadership duty, but it is easier in some situations than others. In circumstances in which the right answer is not crystal clear, voicing concerns can be uncomfortable and asking too many questions can feel politically risky.

4. Is CEO pay increasing or decreasing? It depends
Two reports on CEO pay have recently surfaced. One, from The Associated Press, claims compensation among 341 S&P 500 CEOs grew 4.5 percent last year. The other, from The New York Times, found compensation among 200 top CEOs decreased 15 percent between 2014 and 2016.

5. Can 'front-stabbing' cultivate a culture of happiness at work?
A happy workplace is a pleasant workplace, and it is also one in which employees are more productive, engaged and committed to the organization. And while it is generally agreed upon that dissent and criticism are critical factors of change and improvement, some question whether a policy of radical frankness will actually create a happier workforce.

6. From a truck repair garage to the hospital C-suite: 5 CEOs reflect on their first jobs
Graduation season is a time of celebration and excitement, but for many people, it is also a time of trepidation. As newly minted college graduates prepare for their inevitable launch into the surly real world, guidance and words of wisdom from professionals who have demonstrated exceptional career success are extremely valuable.

7. These are the top 7 mistakes CEOs make on Facebook
Each day, approximately 73 percent of Americans use Facebook, while only 27 percent use Twitter and a mere 17 percent go on LinkedIn, according to a recent Springboard America survey. With Facebook's growing popularity, how can CEOs be sure to maximize their social media presence?

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