8 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. Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove on Trump, the ACA's future and more: 5 quotes
Earlier this month, Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, was named to a panel that will offer advice to President-elect Donald Trump once he takes office. On Thursday, Bloomberg released a video interview with Dr. Cosgrove, covering the panel, President-elect Trump and more.

2. Bill Gates' 5 favorite books from 2016
On the hunt for some holiday reading? Bill Gates has a few recommendations. Mr. Gates, who reads one book per week, on average, selected five of his favorite books he read over the course of this year.

3. 20 women at top of healthcare organizations discuss their leadership philosophies and patient engagement
In early November, 20 executives, vice presidents, directors and other senior-level healthcare professionals gathered in Chicago to share their personal experiences and insights about gender diversity in healthcare management in a roundtable sponsored by global, research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim.

4. Women on boards: Another catch 22
Many executives and board leaders finally understand that they need more women in their boards. Even though the interest is growing for female board members, there is not enough progress being made for this important participation. One possible explanation may be research reported in the Harvard Business Review over the past 5 years.

5. 3 surprises new CEOs encounter
Newly minted CEOs across all industries and organizations face numerous challenges — some they are prepared to confront and others they aren't. Here are three surprises that most first-time CEOs face, according to an article in Inc.

6. Why exceptional mentors never stop prioritizing personal development
When people think of personal development, they often think of a process in which one cultivates and refines skills that will enable achievement of certain career goals. But what happens to this process after an individual achieves those goals?

7. Op-ed: 2 leadership styles all good bosses must balance
Every successful leader must juggle two main leadership styles: prestige and dominance, according to Jon Maner, PhD, professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill.

8. How hospitals are transitioning to value-based care: Key thoughts to avoid a 'race to the bottom'
Around 160 percent of hospital profits in fee-for-service come from commercial membership while hospitals often lose money on government programs. As a result, many hospital CEOs don't feel it would make sense to participate in CMS' alternative payment models.

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