Women and Leadership in Health Care: The Journey to Authenticity and Power / Edition 1

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Overview

"Catherine Robinson-Walker uncovers important insights that help both men and women develop key strategies that will strengthen the leadership in their organizations. Her research reflects the value of the 'co-creation model' for the future of health care."-Kathryn Johnson, President/CEO, The Health Forum

Written for health care executives and managers, of both sexes, Women and Leadership in Health Care explores the vital issues that surround the gAnder disparity in health care leadership. This book answers the vital questions concerning how gAnder affects health care leadership. It reveals how to create a diverse, creative, and resourceful leadership pool. And gives women the tools they need to break the glass ceiling.Filled with useful suggestions and practical advice, the book
* Offers guidance for overcoming gAnder barriers in health care leadership
* Reveals how senior level executives and managers can learn the skills they need to become successful mentors to future health care leaders
* Shatters common myths such as "Time alone will solve the problem of too few women in the health care executive ranks"
* Spells out how executives and managers can renew and hone their leadership abilities
* Focuses on the lessons men learn from women and the lessons women learn from men
* Outlines effective strategies from recognized experts in the fields of negotiation, communication, and executive recruitment

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787909338
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/4/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 227
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

CATHERINE ROBINSON-WALKER is executive director of The Academy for Healthcare Quality, a collaborative effort of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and five leading universities. She is a pioneer in conceiving breakthrough strategies for leadership and executive education in health care. She is a frequent speaker on trAnds and strategies for stewardship in health care, and the path to power and effectiveness for women. Her e-mail address is carobins@sirius.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Author
Pt. I Coming to Terms with Gender
1 The Paradox of Gender 3
2 Gender, Values, and Leadership 19
3 Experiencing Gender on the Job 41
4 Coming to Terms with Gender's Impact 55
Pt. II Antidotes for Effectiveness
5 Antidote 1: Defusing Gender's Role in Conflict, Negotiations, and Power 79
6 Antidote 2: Using Communication as a Bridge 99
7 Antidote 3: Career Renewal Strategies 119
8 Antidote 4: Nurturing Ourselves, Mentoring Others 137
Pt. III Embracing Authenticity and Power
9 Gender's Role in Transformation and Authenticity 163
10 From Paradox to Power 181
App. A: Contributors 195
App. B: Demographics 209
App. C: Data 211
References 215
Index 221
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