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Leadership Competencies for the Next Generation of Healthcare Executives

Leadership Competencies for the Next Generation of Healthcare Executives

Competency requirements for the next generation healthcare leader will be notably different from those of the traditional hospital or health system administrator. And leadership positions will lead change through influence without necessarily controlling operations. Hospital administrators will be refocused on managing cost centers according to protocols and standards set by others, not on shaping strategy and developing programs. This presentation touches base on the leaders of the future and the direction they are headed.


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Here are some additional links to topics we believe will interest you:

The Transformative New Executive Roles, the Talent Needed, and How to Pay Them Article by David Bjork

Leadership Continuity: From Emergency Transition to the Leadership Pipeline Article by Kathy Hall and James Rice

Off-Script: Population Health Management Web Series featuring David Bjork and James Rice 


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David A Bjork

David Bjork, PhD, joined Integrated Healthcare Strategies, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., as a partner in 1994 to start a division focused on executive compensation and incentive plans. Over the next decade, as practice leader, he helped develop the largest and best respected executive compensation consulting practice serving the health care industry.  He developed the standards the firm now uses in evaluating the reasonableness of executive compensation; advising boards on CEO performance ...

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Kathy Hall

Kathy Hall is a Managing Director & Practice Leader of Gallagher MSA Search, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. Kathy offers her clients over 25 years of healthcare executive search and consulting experience.

As a managing director, Kathy leads multiple client engagements, designing customized plans that address the unique needs of each client and the circumstances of each assignment, resulting in a leadership solution that is responsive, professional and personal. Her clients have included large ...

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James A. Rice

James A. Rice, PhD, FACHE is the Managing Director & Practice Leader of the Governance &  Leadership practice of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.  He focuses his consulting work on strategic governance structures and systems for high performing, tax-exempt health sector organizations and integrated care systems; visioning for health sector and not-for-profit organizations; and leadership development for physicians and medical groups.

Dr. Rice holds master’s and doctoral degrees in management and ...

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