Executive Health Administration

Determining Your Healthcare Leadership Style

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 4, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership

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Self awareness is an important part of leadership success. As a practicing or aspiring healthcare leader it's helpful to understand your leadership style. We've created a quiz full of fun and creative questions to help you find out your style.

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7 Keys to Hospital Leaders' Success

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Transformation

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Legendary Leadership Playbook: 6 Tactics

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2016 8:15:55 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Transformation

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As Dr. Sample pointed out in the previous post, it’s easy for healthcare administrators to get bogged down in the day to day minutia of running a hospital, medical device company, consulting firm, or long term care facility. His 70/30 rule, that leaders will spend 70% of their time on routine and sometimes inconsequential matters and 30% on important initiatives, means great administrators know how to make the most of that 30%. Truly incredible leaders will realize immense gains by focusing some of that 30% of their time on personnel issues.

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6 Ways Contrarian Leaders Think Differently

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership

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Steven B. Sample, USC's 10th president, led the university from 1991 to 2010. (Photo/Philip Channing)

 

Is leadership an art or a science, or a combination of the two? What scholars believe about this dichotomy is one of the main distinctions between leadership experts. Dr. Steven Sample, USC’s former president, was also a respected author of leadership literature. His book, The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership, is a distillation of his decades as a university president, director of corporate boards, civic leader, inventor and professor.  His contrarian leadership style not only questions adages and aphorisms but even the foundation of leadership scholarship. In his book he stated: “One must always keep in mind that leadership is an art, not a science. In this sense, leadership is more akin to music, painting and poetry than it is to more routinized endeavors.”

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Price master’s students examine the ‘Art of Leadership’

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Matthew Kredell posted in Innovative Leadership

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USC Thornton Professor Ron McCurdy, center, leads a jazz trio during a Price EML class. (Photo by David Giannamore) 
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Art is meant to be felt and experienced, a visceral stimulation of the senses that generates personal reflection. But there’s also a lot that can be learned about leadership from the dynamics of how art comes together. 

The Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program at the USC Price School of Public Policy explored the creative side of leadership in January with a two-and-a half-day examination of art and leadership. The Friday afternoon session focused on lessons to be drawn from musical performances.

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Metamodern Leaders: 21st Century Avant-Garde

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership

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Innovation in technology is visible in our everyday lives but innovation in leadership isn’t always easy to find.

To innovate, a leadership style based in a new philosophy is needed. This new philosophy is found at the end of a progression from modernism through postmodernism to metamodernism.

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Health Systems' Nursing Shortage Strategies

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Careers

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Nurses contribute so much to hospital and health systems from improving surgery patient outcomes to creating research that informs life-saving, evidence based practices. As such, health administrators recognize the centrality of nurses to the success of health systems. Innovative recruiting, retention, and professional development opportunities are pillars in the strategy to secure excellent nursing departments. To accomplish these strategic objectives, leaders seek out information about nurses’ needs and upcoming trends in employment.

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Revisit 7 Strategies for Frontline Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 7, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Transformation

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   EMHA Program Director Mike Nichol with CEO Chris Van Gorder USC Commencement 2014

Our first post featured EMHA Advisor and CEO of Scripps Health, Chris Van Gorder. In the article Van Gorder offered 7 strategies for frontline leaders to engage employees, based on his book, The Frontline Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up. The book follows Chris from his career roots as a police officer to his successful transformation of Scripps from an ailing health system to a thriving industry leader. 

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Health Insurer Embraces Technological Innovation

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2015 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Information Technology

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Healthcare innovation faces multiple barriers to success so when it’s achieved it's worth celebrating. That was the case this week when the Los Angeles Times featured an insurer, Oscar, that is providing an unprecedented customer centered app and unique features. The company is currently expanding into Southern California after a successful start up on the East Coast. Whether it’ll become profitable remains to be seen but an influx of investment dollars looks promising. Here’s a breakdown of why this breakthrough is noteworthy.

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5 Essential Skills for Healthcare Executives

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2015 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Psychological Sciences

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Wallis Annenberg Hall at University of Southern California

Recently this blog featured an article on the importance of empathy in healthcare clinicians: Nurse Warmth and Doctor Giggles. It turns out, unsurprisingly, that empathy is an increasingly necessary skill for healthcare leaders as well. USC’s Ernest J. Wilson III describes his recent research and provides salient definitions in his Fortune article on the five skills executives need:

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