Playing to Win in Business

Playing to Win in Business

by Shirley A. Weis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986306600
Publisher: Towanda, LLC
Publication date: 01/02/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Shirley Weis is Special Adviser to the President and Professor of Practice in the W. P. Carey School of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. She is also President of Weis Associates, LLC, a national management and leadership consulting firm.

Ms. Weis recently retired from her role as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Her work involved overseeing 60,000 employees and coordinating overall institutional strategy and operation of Mayo Clinic's $9 billion healthcare system. Mayo treats more than a million patients a year from around the world.

Ms. Weis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Michigan State University, a Master of Management Degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a Doctor of Science Degree( hc) from Michigan State University. She is also Professor Emerita at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Shirley Weis has held a number of clinical and administrative leadership positions in her 40-year career including chair of Administrative Services for Mayo Clinic in Arizona, chair of the Mayo Clinic Managed Care Department, executive director (CEO) for Mayo Management Services, Inc., chief operating officer (COO) for Blue Care Network Mid-Michigan and emergency services manager for a Lansing, Mich., healthcare system.

Shirley Weis has a broad academic and teaching background. She taught healthcare leadership at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, Michigan State University, Winona State University and for the Michigan Hospital Association. She was also a curriculum adviser for Capella University and the Western Governors University.

Shirley Weis lives with her husband in Scottsdale, Arizona

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D_Donovan More than 1 year ago
It's rare to see a business book from a woman who moved into corporate circles from the lower rungs of the ladder and built a successful career; much less in an organization that became one of the most famous in the world: the Mayo Clinic. But Shirley A. Weis did just that, moving from a nursing job to the boardroom and then to a respected senior leader role in one of the most politically-changed atmospheres in the country. Her principles for winning business games to move up the ladder thus come not from ideals, but from tested principles developed 'in the field', and offer concrete experiences that teach women how to thrive in the cutthroat business world.    There are many unwritten rules in this environment: actions and interplays that typically lock women out of higher echelons and reserve big-stakes rewards for men. While some books would maintain that higher levels are unobtainable, Weis is proof that this can be done - and done well, while managing a family.   Speaking of 'management', the book also tells how to interact with males on the same playing ground as a manager, and how to gain respect during the process even while being part of a dual-career couple.   This is not to say that Playing to Win is filled with professional detachment: far from it. Weis adds an element of personal experience and autobiography throughout, teaching how to reassess skills to improve one's game, how to confront common challenges in a manner that lends to positive change and results, and how to understand not just the rules of the business game, but the nature of how it's played.   The goal is increased success, to be sure - but it's also respect. Thus, Playing to Win in Business represents Book One of the 'Just Respect for Women' series, and serves up powerful tools for change. No aspiring female business leader should be without this!