Book review: Leadership Rigor!: Breakthrough Performance & Productivity Leading Yourself, Teams, Organizations

By Erica Peitler Erica is presenting the workshop Inclusive Decision-Making and Problem-Solving: Using Analytical RigorTM at the 2015 HBA Annual Conference, November 3- 5, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Register now. Leadership Rigor is described as “both a … Continue reading Book review: Leadership Rigor!: Breakthrough Performance & Productivity Leading Yourself, Teams, Organizations

Book review: Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn

by Gail Evans Gail is moderating the Thursday afternoon panel discussion “Male perspectives on women getting (and staying) in seats of influence in healthcare” at the 2015 HBA Annual Conference, November 3- 5, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Register now. This book rocks. Every person in the workforce should read it. Men need to read it to understand gender differences and level the playing field. Women need to read and study this book because, as Gail writes in the book, “from early childhood on, boys and girls play with different sets of rules. And because men create the … Continue reading Book review: Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn

What if you pretended that failure didn’t exist? A review of Robyn Benincasa’s book ‘How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons From the Toughest Teams on Earth’

Book review by Laura Soule Early on in her book, Robyn Benincasa illustrates the similarities between adventure racing and the business world. There are “…teams of men and women working together, struggling through a series of seemingly endless check points, … Continue reading What if you pretended that failure didn’t exist? A review of Robyn Benincasa’s book ‘How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons From the Toughest Teams on Earth’

Book review: Just Promoted! A 12-Month Road Map for Success in Your New Leadership Role

Book review by Sarah Meerschaert, project coordinator, Centrak From those “Just Promoted” to those given new responsibilities they hope to lead into a promotion, “Just Promoted! A 12-Month Road Map for Success in Your New Leadership Role” offers guidance across the full breath of opportunities and hazards that await your first year. Edward Betof, Ed. and Nila Betof, PhD offer sage advice brought home with firsthand accounts and examples. Tools and exercises throughout the book offer a chance for reflection and drive home the strategies described in this book. As a young professional, moving into this type of leadership role … Continue reading Book review: Just Promoted! A 12-Month Road Map for Success in Your New Leadership Role

Book review: “Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes, and Win Them Over”

“It’s authenticity and passion that win people over, not polish. But you can’t be authentic if you’re following someone else’s rules.” Karen Hough. We’ve all heard that “the number one fear” of people is speaking in public. And we all know that careers depend on you sharing your ideas, making a pitch for business or sharing an update via speaking in public. Karen Hough, a very popular presenter at the HBA Annual Conference has tackled this subject with her trademark energy, fun and sound advice. She shares the secrets to successful presentations this easy to read book. She tackles myths … Continue reading Book review: “Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes, and Win Them Over”

Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care

By Jonathan Bush, cofounder and CEO of athenahealth, and Stephen Baker Healthcare can seem to be like the weather; everyone talks about it but it can feel as if no one is doing anything about it. The American medical establishment is a $2.7 trillion industry. Bush offers ideas on what to do about it. He suggests that unshackling entrepreneurs and allowing them to make a profit. In “Where Does It Hurt?” Bush calls for disruption of the status quo through new business models, new payment models, and new technologies that give patients more control of their care and enhance the … Continue reading Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care

Book review: The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work

Book by Karen Hough Reviewed by Carol Meerschaert As a staff member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, an organization that offers a radical hospitality experience, reading a book with a theme of radical collaboration warmed my heart and peaked my interest. The introduction of this book describes “your biggest problem at work and the most unexpected solution.” This section examines how work issues are tied to the need to collaborate, be flexible, and most importantly engage and engender trust. Karen then shares how the four secrets of improvisation solves these problems. Theatrical improvisers rely on trust in each other to … Continue reading Book review: The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work