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Education Highlight: Early Registration Deadline Approaches for Healthcare Governance Conference
Texas Healthcare Trustees
The deadline to receive early registration pricing for Texas Healthcare Trustees' 2015 Healthcare Governance Conference is June 4. Join us for two days of health care governance education and conversations on July 30-Aug. 1 at the JW Marriott Austin. This year's topics will include a Texas legislative update, the retail revolution, keys to strategic governance, organizational culture and other valuable matters. Read more.
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How to Lead True Engagement
The Demand Perspective
You don't engage in something because you were impressed by the announcement or were persuaded by relentless marketing, do you? Not deeply anyway. Not in the way that would compel you to commit time and resources and convert from passive observer to enthusiastic champion. "Engaging" then means that you are able to discern what truly matters to your members/customers and provide value that is indispensable to its success.
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The Downside to Being a Leadership Junkie
Forbes
A river is powerful, yet confined to its banks; its course is locked and because of its directed nature, you can generate power off of its stream. On the other hand, a flood is an uncontrollable wall of water that ultimately will destroy everything in its path. Chasing every flashy idea can destroy your discipline and momentum you have with current goals.
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Survey: Hospital Boards Lack Diversity
Becker's Hospital Review
A national governance survey found hospital and health system boards may not be diverse enough, according to Trustee magazine. "[Trustees] understand that the world is changing," John Combes, M.D., president and chief operating officer of the American Hospital Association's Center for Healthcare Governance, told Trustee magazine. The Center for Healthcare Governance conducted the survey. "They have a good grasp of it. They're not quite sure what to do yet."
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How Does a Leader Learn From Failure?
By Betty Boyd
"Failure is not an option." We've all heard this famous quote, which originated with the Apollo 13 space mission. When lives were at stake with a failed trip to the moon and a damaged spacecraft in 1970, the words rang true for those at NASA. However, when it comes to the business world, failure is really an option. In fact, learning from failure is sometimes the best option. Too many times, though, leaders run the other way because of a fear of failure. Here are some tips to help leaders learn from failure.
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An Organization-Wide Approach to Good Decision-Making
Harvard Business Review
Behavioral economists and psychologists have uncovered scores of biases that undermine good decision-making. And, along with management experts, they have provided helpful tips that decision-makers can use to try to correct for those biases. But a comprehensive framework for achieving quality decision-making throughout an organization is still rare — almost three-quarters of companies have no formal corporate-wide approach to making major, complex decisions.
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A New Leadership Organization: Incorporating Change Through a Job Charter
Becker's Hospital Review
A job description is pretty straightforward. It outlines the competencies and qualifications one needs for a particular job as well as expected duties to fulfill the responsibilities and requirements of the position. However, a shoot-off of a job description — a job charter — could have farther reaching implications that help direct the future of an organization.
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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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