Managing For Success in Health Care book cover

Managing For Success in Health Care

2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner

Managing for Success in Health Care is a unique and innovative new reference manual for practicing nurse and health care managers designed to provide practical, to-the-point guidance on how to face the challenges of health care management in the twenty-first century. This book addresses issues such as increased workloads, budget and staffing cuts, and ongoing legislative changes that have altered the face of health care over the last decade and provides practical advice and information for managers.

Hardbound, 656 Pages

Published: September 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03427-2

Contents

  • UNIT 1: Team Development and Leadership

    1. Effective Teams

    2. Managing Conflict

    3. Team Performance: Evaluating Results

    4. Transformation and Transitions

    5. Transforming Teams for Decisions

    UNIT 2: Building Decision-Making Skills

    1. Making Effective Decisions

    2. Leading the Adult-to-Adult Workplace: Who Am I Leading?

    3. Creating a Context for Empowerment: Structuring for Shared Decision Making

    4. Engaging Decision Makers: Empowering Others to Lead

    5. The Person of the Leader: How Do I Lead?

    UNIT 3: Accountability

    1. Performance Accountability: Competence for the Work

    2. Role Accountability: The Ownership of Work

    3. Accountability and Excellence

    4. Accountability and Evidence

    UNIT 4: Structuring for Excellence: Building a Context for Retention

    1. Structuring for Excellence: What is Structure?

    2. Supporting the Structure

    3. Staff Leadership

    4. Advancing the Practice of Nursing

    5. Sustaining Excellence

    UNIT 5: Searching for Excellence: Recruiting the Best

    1. Assessing the Workplace

    2. Market Realities of Recruiting

    3. Selling Your Organization

    4. Interviewing for Excellence

    5. Socializing New Employees

    UNIT 6: Building the Future of Excellence: Mentoring, Learning, and Living Leadership

    1. Synthesis: The New Role of the Leader

    2. Modeling and Mentoring Leadership

    3. Managing Risk and Vulnerability

    4. Practice in a World of Uncertain Expectations

    5. Building Relationships in the New Age of Work

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