From Management to Leadership: Interpersonal Skills for Success in Health Care (J-B AHA Press)

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The development of leaders is a critical challenge facing health care organizations today. Tumultuous change is occurring at breakneck speed, creating the need for individuals who can affect a new direction, win the commitment of employees and other key stakeholders, and influence others to do what needs to be done to achieve a future vision.

Interpersonal skills are especially critical success factors, yet little has been written about developing them within the leadership context. From Management to Leadership identifies all the fundamental interpersonal competencies every leader needs and maps out suggestions for improving these skills, including:

  • Communication skills-both verbal and nonverbal
  • Giving constructive feedback
  • Conflict management
  • Delegation of responsibility
  • Team building
  • Change management

Examples from health care leaders at all levels emphasize key points. Seasoned leaders will find that the concepts and skills presented are essential as they reshape and redefine roles. For new or aspiring leaders, this book can serve as a road map for the development of interpersonal skills that enhance leadership success.

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About the Author:

JO MANION, BSN, MA, CNAA, is the president of her own organizational development consulting practice, Manion & Associates. A nationally recognized speaker, seminar leader, consultant, and author, she specializes in offering practical strategies for personal and organizational leadership development, change management, and the development of effective teams.

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"Every leader in your organization needs to read this book! Jo Manion has another winner." (Leland R. Kaiser, PhD)

"Leadership is the bridge between strategy and organizational success. This book provides a thoughtful perspective on the importance of interpersonal skills in developing successful health care leaders." (Gordon Sprenger)

"From Management to Leadership is must reading for managers in today's chaotic health care environment. It provides great insights into building relationships, obtaining commitment, and achieving successful outcomes within an organization." (Barbara A. Donaho, RN, MA, FAAN)

"This book is right on target for the leader confronting issues in organizational change. . . . A must for all those who seek to master the role of leader in a transformational time." (Tim Porter-O'Grady, EdD, PhD, FAAN)

"Jo Manion shares her real-life learning curve about what leadership is all about. I truly believe that Jo's book represents a significant contribution to the advancement of management practice in health care. She writes with extraordinary insight and clarity." (Rosemary Jacobson)

"This book is a must or all those in health care who are already leaders . . . who aspire to be leaders . . . or who need to step up to the challenges of leadership. Manion deftly leads the reader through a vast array of workplace trAnds and changing ideas about what leadership can and must be." (Winnie Schmeling, PhD, RN, FAAN)

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