Becoming an Effective Leader in Healthcare Management

Becoming an Effective Leader in Healthcare Management, Second Edition


The 12 Essential Steps

ISBN 978-1-938870-74-3
6×9 paper
approx. 320 pages
© Oct 2017

Stock#: 70743. Categories: , . Author/Editor: .

Product Description

Administrators and managers in healthcare can improve their own expertise and performance by learning and mastering the 12 critical interpersonal, financial, and organizational management skills in this practical guide. This easy-to-read book offers a concrete approach to teaching real-life leadership skills, applying basic business leadership principles specifically to the field of healthcare administration. Based on solid research findings as well as the author’s experience as a healthcare executive, consultant, and course and seminar instructor, this approach teaches you how to increase productivity and employee performance, preparing you to meet the inevitable challenges of the healthcare system of tomorrow. Updated to reflect changing priorities in current healthcare settings, this second edition also focuses on building staff empowerment and engagement.


  • Self-assessment tools
  • Individual and small-group exercises
  • Review questions
  • Case studies

About the Author

STEP I Becoming an Effective Leader in Healthcare Management

Step II Mastering the 12 Essential Skills

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

Step III Being an Effective Leader in Healthcare Management


Coming soon!

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 and.  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.


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