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. If you want to be an effective leader, go to sleep
When Arianna Huffington came to on the floor in a puddle of her own blood, she asked herself, "Is this what success looks like?"

2. Who plays the biggest role in determining CEO pay? 3 things to know
It's not the shareholders, and it's not the company board members — it's the chairman of the board. Second only to a company's annual revenue, who the company board chairman is plays the biggest role in determining CEO pay, according to The Wall Street Journal.

3. Hospital CEO turnover rate in 2015 among highest reported in 20 years
Hospital CEO turnover in 2015 held steady at 18 percent, according to a recent report by the American College of Healthcare Executives. That's less than the record high of 20 percent in 2013, but equal to that reported in 2014 and still among the highest rates reported in the past two decades.

4. The new look of diversity in healthcare: Where we are and where we're headed
It's not easy to define diversity. It's a fluid concept, one that evolves alongside society and changing ideologies. However, diversity itself is a solid pillar of good governance and leadership. And in healthcare, a diverse leadership — or lack thereof — has lasting effects on care delivery.

5. Make better decisions faster: 7-step checklist
To effectively shepherd their organizations into the future, leaders must be expert goal-setters. But to actually drive action, they must also be powerful decision-makers. At the executive level, the ability to make the right decisions fast is a critical skill.

6. To close the executive gender gap, should women act more like men at work?
Women make up more than half of the workforce, yet just five percent of CEOs are women. These stark facts drive a question: To get ahead at work, should women act more like men?

7. Celebrating the inventor of email — and 5 tips for better email management
Ray Tomlinson, the man credited with inventing email, died the morning of March 5. Today, there is a substantial amount of literature proposing best practices for using email at work. Read these five tips for managing email effectively.

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