Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare


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  • “The lessons and practices he shares will make us all better leaders and most importantly, will directly benefit those patients and families we serve.”
    David Feinberg, President and CEO,
    Geisinger Health
  • “…one of the best and most powerful leadership books I have read. It is a concise and practical roadmap for developing leaders.”  Jim Mattes, CEO, Grande Ronde Hospital
  • “I highly recommend hearing Bryan speak and reading and following his leadership book.”  Scott Becker, Publisher, Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare was just that. A prescription in best practices that early careerist and seasoned professionals could lean on in today’s shifting healthcare environment.”  Victor Jackson, CEO, Vibra Specialty Hospital

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Healthcare has been undergoing significant changes in recent years with these changes expected to continue well into the foreseeable future. Now, more than ever, we need leaders who are well-versed in all aspects of leadership. Unfortunately, the skills that made healthcare leaders successful in the past may not be enough to be successful in the future. Managing change requires a very special set of skills. Project management, lean six sigma and other change processes all identify leadership as a key critical success factor. In fact, a recent study by the Healthcare Center for Excellence revealed that lack of leadership was the greatest challenge to implementing healthcare analytics. More alarming was the fact that those in leadership positions did not recognize their role in the change management process.

However, what is billed as leadership development today is usually focused on leadership as a skill. It actually is a process that must be prescribed and practiced every day using the same approach taken by professional athletes worldwide for decades. The one-size-fits-all approach to leadership development offered by other programs doesn’t consider an individual’s personality and capabilities. You can’t learn ‘skill x’ one day and expect to be a better leader the next. True leadership growth requires ongoing development and feedback.

Added to this is the confusing advice on what is needed to be a good leader, when, in actuality, all that is needed is for the leader to be themself. Leadership is a process that must be prescribed and practiced every day like a maintenance drug using the same approach taken by professional athletes worldwide for decades.

“Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare” is based on the proprietary 5-step Professional Leadership Process which personalizes leadership development program based on an individual’s innate qualities and strengths. It is designed as a continually improving process to help leaders develop and adapt a personalized leadership vision and philosophy for utilization in their daily leadership routine. The program creates better leaders by incorporating the most often overlooked steps that research indicates are essential to better leadership development. Additionally, it includes the leadership perspectives from several healthcare executives, business executives and sports champions.

Typical Leadership ProgramProfessional Leadership Program
Skills focusedCapabilities focused
One size fits all
Individualized program
No feedback loop to see if training implemented properly
Reflection and coaching feedback

The Professional Leadership Process™ is:

  • Unique because it is personalized to the individual’s innate qualities and strengths.
  • Proven because it is supported by years of scientific research and personal interviews.
  • Comprehensive because once learned, the process is adaptable to almost any leadership situation.

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Includes Interviews With:
Dr. Toby Cosgrove
President & CEO
Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Michael Hunt
President & CEO
St. Vincent's Health Ptnrs
Laura Forese
Larry Quinlan
Global CIO
Deloitte & Touche
Thomas Sanders
Running Back
1985 SuperBowl Champion
Chicago Bears
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[Read more about the process presented at the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in San Francisco]

The Leadership Practice Workbook is the 20-page companion to the Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare book. It is designed to help you synthesize the contents in the book, document your steps to becoming a better leader and create your leadership gameplan. The workbook features fill-in pages for you to:

  • assess your leadership influences
  • assess your personality and leadership abilities
  • develop a leadership vision
  • develop tools to execute your vision
  • begin regular reflection
  • seek coaches and/or mentors

It is an essential tool to put the concepts from the book into action.

Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare
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