The Defining Principles of an Effective Healthcare Leader
15 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2006
Date Written: June 14, 2006
Most prescriptive lists of leadership keys lack an empirical basis, and often fail to connect with the complexities of the practice of medicine and the healthcare industry. Dr. David Logan and his colleague John King, in working with 24,000 people in two-dozen organizations (including several healthcare organizations), developed a framework that integrates the actions of leaders with the realities of organizational culture. The essence of this research is that tribal cultures can be categorized, on a one to five scale, and then upgraded with a set of interventions unique to the culture's level. The higher the cultural stage (or level), the more productive and competitive the tribe will be. Thus, the actions of an effective leader become situation-specific to the culture, the industry, and the strategy of the group.
Keywords: corporate culture, healthcare, leadership, management
JEL Classification: D23, M14
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