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Education Spotlight: Having Enough Dots to Connect
Texas Healthcare Trustees
Few would dispute that the U.S. health care system is not performing up to its potential. The problems are highly complex, and no one entity acting alone can solve them. As we transition to new payment models, the greatest opportunity to deliver on the promise may lie not in engaging patients with us, but in engaging in the lives of our patients. Join national expert Laura Adams, RN, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, at the Healthcare Governance Conference on July 30-Aug. 1 to discuss the new definition of health, new ways to tell the truth about organizational performance and the recognition that patients/consumers already are in control of their health.
How to Create a Better Board-CEO Relationship
The best board-CEO relationships are greater than the sum of their parts. Working together, the board and CEO can foster a mission-driven culture throughout the organization, inspiring clinicians and staff to deliver high-quality, compassionate care consistently. They can make courageous decisions in the community’s best interest, and they can develop innovative strategies to sustain long-term success.
Trends Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Culture and Engagement
Today’s organizations live in the Glassdoor era. Every corporate decision is immediately publicly exposed and debated. Once-private issues are now posted online for every employee — and every potential employee — to read. An organization's culture, which can be loosely defined as "the way things work around here," is increasingly visible for all the world to see.
Five Leadership Behaviors to Enhance Employee Engagement
Becker's Hospital Review
A disengaged workforce can have significantly adverse effects on an organization's productivity, efficiency and quality of service. Often, disengagement is a symptom of sub-par leadership, but there are several actions and behaviors leaders can adopt to make employees happy and reap the benefits of improved engagement.
The Traits of Today's Ideal Health Care CEO
Hospitals & Health Networks
What kinds of skills and personality traits do hospital leaders need today to ensure that their organizations thrive in a dramatically changing health care environment?
Eight Steps for Governance System Redesign
Nelson Strategic Consulting
Is your organization in need of a governance system redesign? One of the biggest frustrations nonprofit CEOs face is underperforming or ill-performing boards. The cause(s) can be embedded in the current structure of the governing system, governance practices or policies, or both. Likewise, the solution can be found in changing the structure, updating practices and/or policies, or both.
Human Performance — 'Where's the Beef?'
By Michael S. Haro, Ph.D.
Remember the Wendy's commercial "Where's the beef?" from the 1980s? Human performance can be compared to a sandwich with the "beef" being the heart of productivity — the employees. The top of the sandwich is senior management, and the bottom is the supervisors. Companies should provide training programs to assist supervisors in their efforts to develop strong employees — and "beef up" their performance and productivity.
New Study Weakens 'Queen Bee' Theory About Female Executives
Becker's Hospital Review
Despite the popularity of the female executive "queen bee" theory circulating the workplace and popular media, a new study featured in The Washington Post proves that the long-held stereotype might not be as true as some believe.
According to The Washington Post, a "queen bee" is an "executive female who, at best, doesn't help the women below her get ahead and, at worst, actively hinders them."
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Texas Healthcare Trustees, 512/465-1041
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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