Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications concentrates on leadership as a subject of study but also to enable students to apply and practice the theories, models, practices, and capabilities of leadership within a health organization context. Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications provides an education of leadership principles with an emphasis to enable and empower students, early careerists, and mid-level leaders to become better leaders in practice, develop a personal leadership model that is efficacious, and to improve the health industry through better leadership as a whole.
Instructor Resources Include: Instructor's Manual, TestBank, Exercises, and PowerPoint Slides
- Leadership Principles Application
- Organizational Culture
- Cultural Competency
- Ethical Frameworks & Moral Practice
- Scientific Methodology
- Leader Competencies
- External/Internal Assessment and Evaluation
- Employee Enhancement
- Knowledge Management
Table of Contents
Part 1 Leadership Foundations
Chapter 1 Leadership Thought
Chapter 2 Determining Your Own Leadership Style
Chapter 3 Understanding Leadership as a Theory
Chapter 4 Chronology of Leadership Study and Practice
Part 2 Leadership in Practice
Chapter 5 Leadership Competence I: Personal Responsibilities
Chapter 6 Leadership Competence II: Application of Skills, Tools and Abilities
Chapter 7 Leadership Assessment & Research: Individual, Team & Organization
Chapter 8 Leadership Models in Practice
Part 3 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 4 Leading People and Managing Resources: Leading into the Future
Chapter 13 Complexity, Speed and Change: Leadership Challenges for the Next Decade
Chapter 14 Leadership is Critical for the Future Success of the Industry
Chapter 15 Leading Non-Performing Employees: Leadership Responsibility
Chapter 16 Responsibilities of Mentorship & Succession Planning
Appendix A Leadership in Practice Cases and Insights
Gerald (Jerry) R. Ledlow, PhD, MHA, FACHE-Associate Professor, Health Services, Policy, and Management, Georgia Southern University
Dr. 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 over twenty – five years with fifteen years as a practitioner and a decade as an academic, teacher-scholar. He has successfully held positions in: 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 material and 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, 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 Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, a Masters of Health Administration degree from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from the Virginia Military Institute. He has held tenured graduate faculty positions at Central Michigan University, has taught graduate courses for Ohio University as well and currently is on the graduate faculty at Georgia Southern University.
Dr. Ledlow has taught twenty-four different graduate level courses to include teaching doctoral and masters students in the topic of health leadership. As his students call him, Dr. Jerry has presented 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 in 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, on several publication review teams and is on 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 deployed to combat zones as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. He has been awarded the Federal Sector Managed Care Executive of the Year in 1998, the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award in 1997 and in 2003. His interests are health industry oriented in the areas of leadership, management, decision sciences, supply chain and logistics, community preparedness for terrorism and disasters, socio-economic 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.
M. Nicholas Coppola, PhD, MHA, FACHE-Program Director and Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health Sciences
Dr. M. Nicholas Coppola is the Program Director of the Healthcare Master of Science (MS), in Clinical Practice Management, at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is also the (elected) American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regent for the West Texas Region. In this capacity, he represents the interests of nearly 500 senior healthcare executives in West Texas and New Mexico. Dr Coppola retired from the U.S. Army in 2008 after more than 26-years of officer and enlisted service. He served in progressive leadership positions in Engineer, Infantry and Medical Units. Dr Coppola is also the Past ACHE Regent for the Army. In this capacity, he represented the interests of Army healthcare executives worldwide before vacating the position. Dr Coppola is the Founding Associate Dean of the Army Medical Department’s Graduate School, and was additionally the Founding Program Director of the Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Health & Business Administration (MHA/MBA joint degree). He is an ACHE Fellow, and a Past Fellow of the US Medicine Institute. Dr Coppola earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Health Administration from Baylor University, Texas. He has a Ph.D. in Health Service Organizations and Research from the Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Coppola is the author of over 100 scholarly publications and presentations, and has lectured globally on healthcare leadership and healthcare administration. Dr Coppola is the proud recipient of numerous leadership awards. These include the “9A proficiency designator” from the Surgeon General (which identifies the top 1% of Army Medical personnel), four ACHE Leader-to-Leader awards, one ACHE Governor’s award, and awards of leadership and recognition from every university he has earned a degree. Prior to his military retirement, officers worldwide nominated and elected him the Medical Service Corps “Mentor of the Year.” Dr Coppola is listed in two national Who’s-Who publications, and is also a member of three national honor societies in Allied Health, Business and Healthcare Administration. Dr Coppola and his wife Susannah have three wonderful children together, Nicholas, Holly and GiGi.