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Education Spotlight: Trustee Webinar: Board Self-Assessment and Evaluations
Texas Healthcare Trustees
Join Texas Healthcare Trustees on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at noon for its first webinar of 2015. Presented by one of THT's most popular speakers, Les Wallace, Ph.D., this session will discuss standard practices in board self-assessments and evaluations, how to approach this topic with your board, and officer and committee roles and responsibilities in the process.
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Five Things Health Care Leaders Should Know About the State of the Union Address
Becker's Hospital Review
Although a great deal of President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address focused on highlighting an improved economy and striving for better politics, numerous health-related issues also made an appearance. The commander in chief discussed the ongoing Ebola efforts, health insurance and cyberattacks, to name a few topics, and Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa delivered the Republican Party's response to the address, vowing to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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How to Be the Cognitively Flexible Leader
Forbes
Cognitive flexibility relates to a number of areas, including learning theory, psychology and neurophysiology. It relates to our working memory and how we make mental associations; how we inhibit or suppress some stimuli or focus on others; how we plan, consider reactions and make judgments; or how we shift our thinking and consider different paths. Those who are more flexible in this manner tend to exhibit higher degrees of fluid intelligence, comprehension and reasoning fluidity. You can start to see why this is really important for leaders.
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Why Some CEOs and Entrepreneurs Make Horrible Leaders
Entrepreneur
CEOs are expected to have all the answers. Many people think they have earned this distinguished title through brilliant decision-making, superb business instincts and savvy insights. But just because someone is a CEO does not mean he or she magically knows everything or how to do everything. In fact, a true leader will admit to just that.
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Five Key Attributes of Effective Leaders
By Betty Boyd
Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Not everyone can or should be a leader. It takes a lot of extra work and stress — everyone is looking to you for every important decision. Leadership also is not one-size-fits-all. Leaders must make a commitment not only to themselves, but also to others. So what does it take to be an effective leader? Here are five key attributes.
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Why One Health System Executive Created a Strategy Team 'to Be as Small as Reasonably Possible'
Becker's Hospital Review
As health systems expand into new regions, their moves are akin to a live version of the board game Risk, in which players must occupy the most territory to win. Just like acquiring new territory in the board game, expanding a health care system requires careful strategy and planning. However, unlike Risk, employees and bosses multiply as systems grow, and accountability can get muddled. One health system created a team specifically to oversee its growth.
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How 10 CEOs Work Smarter, Manage Better and Get Things Done Faster
The Washington Post
This time of year, we all resolve to find ways to be more efficient: to lead teams better, be smarter about how we manage our time and find wiser ways to work. But what time-tested ideas actually stick for really busy people?
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