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Leadership for Health Professionals, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Theory, Skills, and Applications

Author(s): Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow, PhD, MHA, FACHE, Professor and Chair of Health Care Policy, Economics and Management, School of Community and Rural Health, University of Texas Health Science Center Northeast, Tyler, Texas
James H. Stephens, DHA, FACHE, Associate Professor & Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284109412
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     504 pages      © 2018
Price: $101.95 US List
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Rated 5 Stars by Doody’s Review Service!
“I loved this book. It is easy to follow with an excellent discussion and flow of topics. The book would be an excellent resource for anyone interested in healthcare leadership.”  -  Cynthia L Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health), for Doody’s Review Service 

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Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Third Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. This comprehensive and well-organized text is grounded in real-world applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on practical examples of leadership in actual healthcare scenarios.

Themes of leadership principles, applications and constructs such as organizational culture, cultural competency, ethical frameworks and moral practice, scientific methodology, leader competencies, external and internal assessment and evaluation, communication, planning, decision-making, employee enhancement, and knowledge management are woven through the entire text.

The authors of the Third Edition have over four decades of practical leadership experience in corporate and federal governmental health organizations from entry to executive levels, as well as over twenty-five years of academic experience as faculty in doctoral research institutions. Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Third Edition utilizes the author-created learning model, Focused Content Cycling, which is the reiteration of key leader systems, actions and behaviors throughout the text using multiple learning modalities. This process provides additional learning potential within a leadership course with the intent to bridge theory with practice.

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

THIRD EDITION UPDATES
• NEW 35 Mini Case Studies with Suggested Answers for Instructors
• 9 Leadership in Practice Cases
• NEW Industry Macro-Model (Chapter 3)
• NEW Leadership Competency Domain Model for Healthcare Leadership (Chapter 3 with content supporting model in Chapters 4 - 15)    
• NEW Assignments on Value-Based Purchasing (MACRA) System (Chapter 14 in Navigate 2) 
• NEW Interprofessional Team Model (Chapter 8)
• NEW Chapter on Leadership and Informatics Strategy: The 4 Ps of Health Analytics (Chapter 16)
• Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Applicable Courses
• Leadership
• Leadership and Management
• Organizational Theory, Behavior, Development
• Professional Development
• Management and Supervision
• Health Care practicum

Part  I  Leadership Foundations
  Chapter  1  Leadership Thought
  Chapter  2  Determining Your Own Leadership Style
  Chapter  3  Today's Health Leadership Challenges
  Chapter  4  Chronology of Leadership Study and Practice
Part  II  Leadership in Practice
  Chapter  5  Leadership Competence I: Professional Competencies, and Personal Skills and Responsibilities
  Chapter  6  Leadership Competence II: Application of Skills, Tools, and Abilities
  Chapter  7  Leadership Assessment and Research: Individual, Team, and Organization
  Chapter  8  Leadership Models in Practice
Part  III  Leadership in Health Organizations
  Chapter  9  Leadership and the Complex Health Organization: Strategically Managing the Organizational Environment Before It Manages You
  Chapter  10  Ethics in Health Leadership
  Chapter  11  Measuring the Outcomes of Leadership Initiatives
  Chapter  12  Understanding the Executive Roles of Health Leadership
Part  IV  Leading People and Managing Resources into the Future
  Chapter  13  Complexity, Speed, and Change: Leadership Challenges for the Next Decade
  Chapter  14  Leadership: A Critical Factor for the Future Success of the Industry
  Chapter  15  Leading Nonperforming Employees: Leadership Responsibility
  Chapter  16  The Health Leader, Information, Decisions, and Creating a Knowledge Culture: The 4 Ps of Health Analytics Adoption
  Chapter  17  Responsibilities of Mentorship and Succession Planning
Appendix  A  Leadership in Practice: Cases and Insights

Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow, PhD, MHA, FACHE-Professor and Chair of Health Care Policy, Economics and Management, School of Community and Rural Health, University of Texas Health Science Center Northeast, Tyler, Texas

Dr. Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow, as a board-certified healthcare executive and Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, has led team members and managed resources in health organizations for more than 29 years, including 15 years as a practitioner and over 14 years as an academically based teacher–scholar. He has successfully held a variety of positions: (1) executive-level positions in corporate and military health systems in the areas of clinical operations, managed care, supply chain and logistics, information systems, and facility management; (2) management positions in health services, medical materials, and the supply chain; and (3) various academic leadership positions as the director of doctoral programs at two universities, director of academic affairs, director of student services, and director of the center for survey research and health information, as well as holding tenured faculty positions at two doctoral research universities. Dr. Ledlow earned his PhD in organizational leadership from the University of Oklahoma, a master of health administration degree from Baylor University, and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the Virginia Military Institute. He has held tenured graduate faculty positions at Central Michigan University and Georgia Southen University and is currently Professor and Chair of the Healthcare Policy, Economics, and Management Department in the School of Community and Rural Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center Northeast in Tyler, Texas.

Dr. Ledlow has taught 24 different graduate-level courses, including teaching doctoral- and master’s-level students in the topic of health leadership. “Dr. Jerry” (as his students call him) has made presentations on health-related topics and health leadership models and applications across the globe; he has presented to a myriad of audiences internationally, nationally, and locally. He has published in many venues (e.g., journals, book chapters) and has been author, contributing author, editor, and reviewer for several books.

Dr. Ledlow is married to his beautiful wife, Silke, and has three fantastic daughters, Sarah, Rebecca, and Miriam. He is a regional editor for the Journal of Global Business and Technology, is on several publication review teams, and participates as a member of various task forces and committees internationally, nationally, and at the state level. Years ago, Dr. Jerry was a National Registry-certified emergency management technician as a volunteer and was deployed to combat zones as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.

He received the Federal Sector Managed Care Executive of the Year Award in 1998 and the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regent’s Award in 1997 and in 2003. His interests are health industry oriented and focus on the areas of leadership, management, decision sciences, supply chain and logistics, community preparedness for terrorism and disasters, socioeconomic constructs of health and community health status, and any project that has the potential to improve the health of communities through moral, effective, efficient, and efficacious health leadership and management practices.

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James H. Stephens, DHA, FACHE-Associate Professor & Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia

Dr. Stephens earned a Doctoral of Health Administration at Central Michigan University’s School of Health Sciences, a Masters in Health Administration at Indiana University’s School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Indiana University’s School of Business.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is Board Certified.

He has held senior executive positions in large medical centers and health systems for 25 years, with 18 years at the President and CEO level.  Before joining the Georgia Southern University faculty, he held faculty/staff positions at University of Kentucky, Ohio University, University of Indianapolis, and Butler University.

Dr. Stephens has served on many healthcare and civic organizational governing boards to include the Kentucky and Indiana Hospital Associations, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Boy Scouts, and the International Rotary Club.

He has been awarded Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University, Excellence in Service Award at Ohio University, Sagamore of the Wabash (highest award from the Governor of Indiana), Kentucky Colonel (highest award from the Governor of Kentucky), Indiana Governor’s Award for Volunteerism, Indiana University Alumni Association President’s Award, Lincoln Trail Red Cross Award, and Equal Opportunity Award of Merit by the Urban League.  He is also a Paul Harris Fellow in International Rotary.  He and his wife have been recognized as Special Donations by International Rotary for their contribution to the Polio-Plus Program.

Dr. Stephens’ interests include healthcare systems, disparity issues in urban/rural communities, CEO leadership development and succession planning, healthcare governance, strategic planning, and new healthcare delivery models.

Currently, Dr. Stephens is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Fellow in Healthcare Leadership and the Director for the Master of Healthcare Administration Program within the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.  He teaches only doctoral and master’s courses to include Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Economics, Leadership and Strategic Planning, and Communication in Healthcare Organizations.  .

 Dr. Stephens has published many articles, book chapters and case studies in additional to national and international academic presentations. 

  • “I loved this book. It is easy to follow with an excellent discussion and flow of topics. The book would be an excellent resource for anyone interested in healthcare leadership.”  -  Cynthia L Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health), for Doody’s Review Service, Rating: 5 Stars

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