With Foreword written by Chris Van Gorder (President & CEO, Scripps Health).
Healthcare has been undergoing significant changes in recent years with more expected well into the foreseeable future. Now, more than ever, we need leaders who are well-versed in all aspects of leadership. Unfortunately, the skills that made healthcare leaders successful in the past may not be enough to be successful in the future. Managing change requires a very special set of skills. Project management, lean six sigma and other change processes all identify leadership as a key critical success factor. In fact, a recent study by the Healthcare Center for Excellence revealed that lack of leadership was the greatest challenge to implementing healthcare analytics. More alarming was the fact that those in leadership positions did not recognize their role in the change management process.
Added to this is the confusing advice on what is needed to be a good leader, when, in actuality, all that is needed is for the leader to be them self. Leadership is a process that must be prescribed and practiced every day. It is the same way professional athletes worldwide have followed their prescribed training regimen to improve their already exceptional abilities.
“Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare” is based on the proprietary 5-step Professional Leadership Process which creates a personalized leadership development program built on an individual’s innate qualities and strengths. It is designed as a continually improving process to help leaders at any level of the organization develop and adapt a personalized leadership vision and philosophy for utilization in their daily leadership routine. The program creates better leaders by incorporating the most often overlooked steps that research indicates are essential to better leadership development.
Additionally, the book includes the leadership perspectives from interviews with top healthcare executives such as Dr. Toby Cosgrove (President & CEO, Cleveland Clinic), Dr. Laura Forese (Executive VP & COO, New York-Presbyterian), Dr. Michael Hunt (President & CEO, St. Vincent’s Health Partners), Nancy Schlichting (Retired CEO, Henry Ford Health Systems), business executives and sports champions.
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“The lessons and practices [in the book] will make all of us better leaders and most importantly, will directly benefit those patients and families we serve.”
David Feinberg, Vice President, Google Health
“The book was an excellent read and provides pertinent and relevant approaches to some of the most challenging aspects of healthcare leadership.”
Johnese Spisso, President, UCLA Health & CEO, UCLA Hospital System, UCLA Health System
“In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare is an invaluable resource, full of practical advice and keen insights, for health care leaders at every stage of their professional journey.”
John Couris, President and CEO, Tampa General Hospital
“Bryan Bennett is one of those authors and leaders who is exceptionally inspiring to many of us every day. He is very gifted and persistent and visionary. I highly recommend hearing Bennett speak and reading and following his leadership book. He is a remarkable person. The world needs more people like Bryan Bennett.”
Scott Becker, Publisher, Becker’s Hospital Review
“Professor Bennett is a thoughtful, relevant, highly respected leader, professor, researcher, writer and teacher. This book is absolutely well worth the read! But don’t just read it; apply the excellent concepts and content to your work and life!”
Dan Nielsen, Founder, Publisher & CEO, America’s Healthcare Leaders
“Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare is an inspiring and comprehensive read from Bryan Bennett. I recommend this book to anyone in a leadership position, as well as those aspiring to lead others. Reminding ourselves that leadership is a journey, and that we should all be constantly reflecting on our service to others are just some of the many lessons from this book.”
Todd Nelson, Director, Partner Relationships and Chief Partnership Executive, Healthcare Financial Management Association
“…Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare is a book readers will want to come back to again and again.”
Tom Sullivan, EVP & Editor-in-Chief, Health Evolution