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Education Spotlight: How to Drive Effective Board Dynamics
Texas Healthcare Trustees
Something as simple as the agenda can shift the entire dynamic and discussions of a board meeting. Learn how one board created an ad hoc committee to redesign its meetings to allow more time for strategic discussions and used technology and board evaluations to improve its work. Join Texas Healthcare Trustees and national expert Cathy Eddy on March 17 at noon as she discusses how to drive effective board dynamics through small changes.
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Recognize a Star Advocate at Your Organization
Texas Healthcare Trustees
Do you know a health care board member who has been instrumental in your organization's success? Texas Healthcare Trustees is accepting nominations for the 2015 Star Trustee Award. Whether the trustee is involved with the city council or makes visits to lawmakers in Washington, this award honors those who show dedication and commitment to advocating for their hospital and the health of their community. Honor your outstanding trustees by submitting nominations online before May 1. to:
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Investing in the New Health Care CEO
Becker's Hospital Review
Health care is undergoing sweeping, ongoing change. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has added complexities, raised expectations surrounding accessibility and affordability, and impacted the bottom lines and margins of all health care organizations. A CEO's role is increasingly multidimensional, requiring management of large organizations with many constituents and complex, often competing responsibilities, including hospital operations, physician practices and services outside the traditional acute-care hospital.
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Hospital CEO Turnover Down From 2013's Record High
Becker's Hospital Review
In 2014, the rate of hospital CEO turnover decreased to 18 percent. Although this is lower than the record-high 20 percent recorded for 2013, it still remains one of the highest rates recorded in the past 15 years. The American College of Healthcare Executives has tracked hospital CEO turnover since 1981. The 18 percent turnover rate matches what was seen in 1999 and 2009.
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Leadership Is More Than Coaching
by Betty Boyd
Leadership is and always will be an uphill battle. When leading, how do you make a real difference in people's lives? Leadership is more than coaching; it is teaching. Teachers enable their students to see beyond themselves and give them greater understanding of what can be accomplished. Leaders can be just like teachers, helping their mentees go above and beyond. Here are some tips to becoming a leader who is more of a teacher than a coach.
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The Importance of Originality in Leadership
Becker's Hospital Review
When it comes to leadership, there is no one recipe for success. In fact, wise leaders should strive for originality in their leadership, according to Glenn Llopis' article in Forbes. Llopis, founder of the Glenn Llopis Group, author, speaker, consultant and Forbes contributor, said, "Wise leaders are the ones whose presence, authenticity and the manner in which they communicate and engage with others is genuine and unique. They quickly earn respect — but realize it takes originality, creativity and uncommon thinking to sustain it."
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Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail
Harvard Business Review
Guiding change may be the ultimate test of a leader — no business survives over the long term if it can't reinvent itself. But, human nature being what it is, fundamental change often is resisted mightily by the people it most affects: those in the trenches of the business. Thus, leading change is both absolutely essential and incredibly difficult.
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Creating High-Functioning Leadership Teams
Becker's Hospital Review
Leadership is a critical factor in securing success for today's health care organizations. Now more than ever before, organizations depend greatly on high-functioning leadership teams. Creating and sustaining those teams demands considerable effort. It requires the implementation and cultivation of five key elements: trust, creative conflict, commitment, accountability and a focus on results.
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How the Best Board Directors Stay Involved
Harvard Business Review
"Ask me for anything," Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "but time." Board members today don't have that luxury either. Directors remain under pressure from activist investors and other constituents, regulation is becoming more demanding, and businesses are growing more complex. McKinsey research suggests that the most effective directors are meeting these challenges by spending twice as many days a year on board activities as other directors do.
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Texas Healthcare Trustees is a statewide association whose members are Texas hospitals, health systems and health-related organizations. THT is a 501(c)(3) organization providing education and resources to help ensure our members are equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the health care industry and lead their hospital to success. Membership includes more than 450 governing boards and represents nearly 4,000 trustees. THT is the oldest trustee organization in the country, founded in 1961. THT is affiliated with the Texas Hospital Association and regularly partners with the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals.

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