Exceptional Leadership: 16 Critical Competencies for Healthcare Executives
Carson F. Dye, FACHE, Andrew N. Garman, Psy.D.
Softcover, 272 pages
Health Administration Press
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There are good leaders, then there are exceptional leaders.
The answer to, “What makes a leader exceptional?” is simple: competencies. Competencies are a set of professional and personal skills, knowledge, values, and traits that guide a leader’s performance. This book focuses on the 16 key competencies that distinguish good leadership from great leadership. Each of the 16 competencies is explored in a chapter that:
Defines the competency, and why it is important
Provides examples of the competency in action
Explains the common skill deficits that prevent mastery of the competency
Discusses how the competency can be misused or overused
Offers advice on how to develop the competency
Exceptional leaders take responsibility for their own development.
You can view a sample of this page here. This book includes tools to help you build your skills and advise your direct reports. It provides self-reflection questions to help you prioritize skill-development needs; advice on approaching a mentor; tips for screening executive coaches; and techniques for eliciting useful feedback from direct reports, colleagues, and superiors.
“Dye and Garman’s book should be on the bookshelf of every healthcare executive! It provides a comprehensive look at the key competencies that separate good healthcare leaders from great ones. It is easy to read and includes tools to facilitate the development
of exceptional skills in leaders who aspire to make a difference in their healthcare organization and the communities they serve. Each of the 16 competencies is covered in a straightforward, succinctly written chapter supported by an excellent reference list and helpful advice on what to do to pursue personal development in that particular competency. This book is a ‘one-stop shopping’ guide for bringing out the best in all of us!” — Edgar J. Curtis, FACHE, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Memorial Health System
“This superb book outlines the areas that leaders need to improve on if they aspire to be exceptional leaders. Especially useful are the interesting vignettes that set up the context for ensuing discussion in the chapters. By demonstrating the utility of say, emotional intelligence, the authors engage the readers more meaningfully in the discussion of the concepts…. At a time when leadership is often mistaken for power, it is great to have a book that focuses on developing character, which is and must be the fundamental element of leadership.” — Thomas E. Beeman, CHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lancaster General
Carson F. Dye, M.B.A., FACHE, is a management and search consultant with Witt/Kieffer. His consulting experience includes leadership assessment, organizational design, and leadership development. Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Dye served 20 years as chief human resources officer at various healthcare organizations. Mr. Dye speaks frequently for state and local hospital associations and has authored several books and professional journal articles. Andrew N. Garman, Psy.D., M.S., is associate chair and director of master’s programs in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University in Chicago . In his practitioner role, Dr. Garman provides a variety of leadership assessment and development services, including the development of assessment centers, tests, surveys, and workshops. His research and applied work has been published in more than 25 peer-reviewed journals and books. "Carson and Andrew capture, within a practical framework, the instruments of leadership that move organizations to high performance through exceptional leadership. While each competency is a critical element of the whole, I was drawn to the chapters on energizing staff and stimulating creativity. These are two of the ‘higher arts’ you see in leaders who have risen up through the ranks and truly fulfill their calling to care for others.” — Gene Miyamoto, Chief Operating Officer, Battle Creek Health System, Trinity Health
Founded in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management. Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as its groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members. Founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Administration Press has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in college and university courses. Now located in downtown Chicago, the Press also publishes two journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management
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