Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager

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The Essential Skills of Leadership

ISBN 978-1-878812-86-5
296 pages
6 x 9 papercover
© 2003


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Nothing is more predictive of the viability and success of a health care organization than its leadership. Learn the skills this market demands and get the tools to master them with Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager.

Built on sound business and health services management theories, and viewed through the lens of emotional intelligence and the author’s years of direct experience, this book actively teaches both students practitioners the relational, operational, and analytical skills that are necessary—and surprisingly rare—in today’s health care management arena.

Dramatically increase productivity and employee commitment and place yourself ahead of the pack by honing these financial and organizational management skills:

  • motivation
  • communication
  • delegation
  • counseling
  • strategic planning
  • personnel management
  • staff coaching
  • time and stress management
  • teamwork
  • conflict management
  • interviewing
  • budgeting
  • resource management

Each chapter is like a mini-workshop in each skill set, featuring learner-friendly objectives, self-assessment tools, case studies, real-world individual and small-group exercises, and review questions.

As a health care supervisor, you can improve your own leadership skills or mold exceptional leaders and managers among your staff using this highly practical guide in workshops and continuing education seminars. Undergraduate and graduate students in health and nursing administration can learn essential skills that have been glaringly absent from curricula. Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager will help yourself or your students along the journey to effective leadership.

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About the Author

STEP I: Becoming an Effective Leader in Health Care Management

STEP II: Mastering the 12 Essential Skills

  • Skill 1: Galvanizing Commitment and Motivation
  • Skill 2: Maximizing Team Performance
  • Skill 3: Delegating to Maximize Performance
  • Skill 4: Communicating Effectively and Strategically
    with Alan Whiteman
  • Skill 5: Negotiating and Managing Conflict and Difficult Employees
  • Skill 6: Coaching for Maximum Performance and Development
  • Skill 7: Counseling and Interviewing for Maximum Performance and Development
  • Skill 8: Thinking and Deciding Strategically
  • Skill 9: Mastering the Budgeting Process
    with Alan Whiteman
  • Skill 10: Mastering and Monitoring Financial and Human Resources
    with Alan Whiteman
  • Skill 11: Evaluating Organizational and Personal Resources and “Fit”
  • Skill 12: Managing Stress and Time Effectively

STEP III: Being an Effective Leader in Health Care Management


Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager: The Essential Skills of Leadership (Sperry Excerpt) by Health Professions Press

Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician who has practiced medicine and health care leadership for more than 30 years. He is currently a tenured professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida where he teaches graduate courses on health counseling and leadership. Prior to that he was a core faculty member in the graduate health care leadership program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and professor and Director of the graduate program in Health Services Administration at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In addition, he has been elected to membership in such prestigious professional organizations as the American College of Psychiatrists, and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.

He has been recognized with several professional awards that include being listed in Who’s Who in America, America’s Top Physicians, and in Best Doctors in America continually since 1996. He has also been recognized with three lifetime achievement awards for his contributions to organizational development and leadership.

His 1000+ professional publications include refereed journal articles and book chapters, and 80 professional books (domestic and international) on various health care and leadership topics including Effective Leadership: Strategies for Maximizing Executive Productivity and Health; Health Counseling; Health Promotion and Health Counseling; Behavioral Health; and Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager: The Essential Skills of Leadership.

3 reviews for Becoming an Effective Health Care Manager

  1. 5 out of 5


    “This may be the best book ever written on health care managers and leadership.”
    —Harry Prosen, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin

  2. 5 out of 5


    “The book is full of practical information that can help healthcare managers to become more effective and successful. The book is well worth reading by healthcare management students and practitioners alike.”
    —Fang Sun, Ph.D., California State University Dominguez Hills, Doody’s Review Service

  3. 5 out of 5


    “This book is academically sound, but oriented to be a very understandable and high quality map, including appropriate operating instructions and road signs, toward dramatically improved organizational and people management.”
    —Fred M. Messing, FACHE, EVP/COO, Baptist Health South Florida

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