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

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"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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is a must-read. Its power lies in its abundant storieswhich demonstrate how relationships based on integrity form thecontext in which leaders maximize their unique potential andcontributions, regardless of gAnder." —JoEllen Koerner, JoEllenKoerner and Associates, past-president, American Organization ofNurse Executives

"For a person navigating the complex pathway to top leadershipjobs, gAnder issues continue to influence career progression.Finally, a comprehensive analysis of the issues provides importantinsight for both current and future leaders, with innovative ideasto help recognize and reduce gAnder issues in organizations.".—Katherine W. Vestal, national director of healthcare services,Hay Group, Inc

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

"Robinson-Walker's words combine power, beauty, and elegance on asubject frequently discussed in whispers. I hope people take thisbook to a quiet place and read it with care and thought." —PatrickG. Hays, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787909338
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • 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 ix

Acknowledgements xv

The Author xvii

Part 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

Part 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

Part III: Embracing Authenticity and Power

9 Gender’s Role in Transformation and Authenticity 163

10 From Paradox to Power 181

Appendix A: Contributors 195

Appendix B: Demographics 209

Appendix C: Data 211

References 215

Index 221

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