9780787909338

Women and Leadership in Health Care The Journey to Authenticity and Power

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787909338

  • ISBN10:

    0787909335

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-03-04
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Summary

"Catherine Robinson-Walker uncovers important insights that help both men and women develop key strategies that will strengthen the leadership in their organizations. Her research reflects the value of the 'co-creation model' for the future of health care."-Kathryn Johnson, President/CEO, The Health ForumWritten for health care executives and managers, of both sexes, Women and Leadership in Health Care explores the vital issues that surround the gAnder disparity in health care leadership. This book answers the vital questions concerning how gAnder affects health care leadership. It reveals how to create a diverse, creative, and resourceful leadership pool. And gives women the tools they need to break the glass ceiling.Filled with useful suggestions and practical advice, the book Offers guidance for overcoming gAnder barriers in health care leadership Reveals how senior level executives and managers can learn the skills they need to become successful mentors to future health care leaders Shatters common myths such as "Time alone will solve the problem of too few women in the health care executive ranks" Spells out how executives and managers can renew and hone their leadership abilities Focuses on the lessons men learn from women and the lessons women learn from men Outlines effective strategies from recognized experts in the fields of negotiation, communication, and executive recruitment

Author Biography

CATHERINE ROBINSON-WALKER is executive director of The Academy for Healthcare Quality, a collaborative effort of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and five leading universities. She is a pioneer in conceiving breakthrough strategies for leadership and executive education in health care. She is a frequent speaker on trAnds and strategies for stewardship in health care, and the path to power and effectiveness for women. Her e-mail address is carobins@sirius.com.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
The Author xvii
Part I: Coming to Terms with Gender
The Paradox of Gender
3(16)
Gender, Values, and Leadership
19(22)
Experiencing Gender on the Job
41(14)
Coming to Terms with Gender's Impact
55(24)
Part II: Antidotes for Effectiveness
Antidote 1: Defusing Gender's Role in Conflict, Negotiations, and Power
79(20)
Antidote 2: Using Communication as a Bridge
99(20)
Antidote 3: Career Renewal Strategies
119(18)
Antidote 4: Nurturing Ourselves, Mentoring Others
137(26)
Part III: Embracing Authenticity and Power
Gender's Role in Transformation and Authenticity
163(18)
From Paradox to Power
181(14)
Appendix A: Contributors 195(14)
Appendix B: Demographics 209(2)
Appendix C: Data 211(4)
References 215(6)
Index 221

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