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Education Highlight: Make Generative Thinking Part of Your Board Culture
Texas Healthcare Trustees
What is generative thinking and why is it important? This upcoming webinar hosted by Texas Healthcare Trustees will explore how effective boards have moved beyond the fiduciary and strategic models and into generative work. Based on Cathy Trower's book The Practitioner's Guide to Governance as Leadershi, Susan Meier, principal at Meier and Associates, will discuss a framework for board work that drives more meaningful and consequential work.
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Study: Ethics and Compliance Training for Senior Leaders on the Decline
Becker's Hospital Review
Annual ethics and compliance training for senior leaders across all industries has dropped by nearly 90 minutes to 4.38 hours in 2015, compared to 5.88 hours in 2014, according to NAVEX Global's 2015 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report. The survey also found similar training for boards declined by an hour in 2015 to 2 hours.
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Survey Results Show Health Care Governance in Transition
Great Boards
The move toward value-based health care delivery and payment requires new and diverse skills, a commitment to continuous learning, a deeper understanding of community health needs, and an unprecedented level of alignment and teamwork among board members, executives and clinical leaders.
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Four Brain Hacks to Help Leaders Overcome Uncertainty
"Don't worry; be happy" is an admirable motto, but in today's corporate environment, it's a difficult one to follow. The problem lies in how our brains respond to uncertainty. Corporate uncertainty often stems from change, even necessary change. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the rising power of emerging markets, the growing impact of technology on market competition and aging populations all contribute to global uncertainty. The speed of these changes greatly affects how leaders function within organizations. Worse, the perception of insecurity adversely affects the mind. Left unchecked, corporate uncertainty can plague employees at all levels. However, understanding how the brain handles ambiguity provides valuable insight into rising above it.
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Seven Things Leaders Do to Help People Change
Harvard Business Review
Ever tried to change anyone's behavior at work? It can be extremely frustrating. So often the effort produces an opposite result: rupturing the relationship, diminishing job performance, or causing the person to dig in his or her heels. Still, some approaches clearly work better than others.
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Ten Important Things to Change If You Want to Be a Great Leader
Are you a true leader? Or are you more of a happy follower? It's important to ask these questions without judgment. Some people — maybe most people — are simply better suited as followers. They're often wonderful human beings, highly professional in their individual roles, fun to be around — but they don't think of themselves as visionaries. In some ways, they're a lot luckier than their peers.
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    Seven Ways Great Leaders Think Differently Than Everyone Else (Inc.)
Three Mistakes to Avoid When You Inherit a Team (Becker's Hospital Review)
Why the Best Leaders Are Also Great Followers (By Tamara Lynch)
Best Governance Practices: Not Just for Goliaths (Great Boards)
Great Leaders Can Think Like Each Member of Their Team (Harvard Business Review)

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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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