New Book Demonstrates the Value of Influential Leadership

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The new book, available in April, details how influential leaders perform at a higher level, are more productive, and achieve greater results than other leaders with similar circumstances and resources.

Influential Leadership: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Organization, Change Health Care Michael E. Frisina, 224 pages, softcover, 6" x 9", $62.00, ISBN: 9781556483820, AHA Order Number: 088710.

...provides leaders and managers with effective and practical ways to understand how personal behavioral change can drive successful organizational change....a must for everyone entering into a leadership position, from the front-line manager to the CEO.

Leaders make things happen, but influential leaders go a step further by making a positive difference in organizations and in the lives of people who both serve and are served by the organization. That’s the premise of a new book from AHA Press, Influential Leadership: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Organization, Change Health Care by Michael E. Frisina.

The new book, available in April, details how influential leaders perform at a higher level, are more productive, and achieve greater results than other leaders with similar circumstances and resources. Influential Leadership reveals how successful and effective leaders are driven by a set of behaviors that enables them to become role models for followers, guide operational improvements, and sustain excellence.

Influential Leadership addresses a universal truth that individual breakthroughs drive organizational breakthroughs. Organizations that flourish have leaders who not only understand influential leadership fundamentals (self-awareness, collaboration, and connection), but also have the discipline to apply them. This book explains concepts to achieve organizational excellence and inspire better performance.

By focusing on behavior rather than technical skills, this book is set apart from other leadership titles. Influential Leadership recognizes there are many leaders who have superb technical, operational and financial skills and good understanding of system processes, but they may lack the motivation to go beyond those skills and enable the organization to: exceed expectations; keep patients safe; and continue to improve processes, quality, and satisfaction. This book will help these leaders understand the link between behavior and peak performance and help readers see how their behaviors affect (negatively or positively) the outcome of their work, the lives of those around them, and the overall performance of their organization. This book offers an important new perspective on how to deliver performance excellence.

Influential Leadership: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Organization, Change Health Care
Michael E. Frisina, 224 pages, softcover, 6" x 9", $62.00, ISBN: 9781556483820, AHA Order Number: 088710.

The book is available at http://www.HealthForum.com/AHApress or by calling 800-242-2626.

Reader Endorsements:
...provides leaders and managers with effective and practical ways to understand how personal behavioral change can drive successful organizational change....a must for everyone entering into a leadership position, from the front-line manager to the CEO.

— Philip K. Beauchamp, LFACHE, president/CEO (ret.), Morton Plant Mease Healthcare, Inc., Clearwater, FL

Chock-full of examples and self-assessment tools....powerful takeaways from each section form an agenda for leading transformational change.

— Laura Avakian, leadership consultant, Hull, MA; past president of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration; and author of Helping Physicians Become Great Managers and Leaders

...gets right to the heart of what sets apart truly great leaders, and is a road map for the journey.

— Lynn B. Wythe, RN, MSN, CNOR, director of nursing, Palmetto Health Baptist, Columbia, SC

…illuminates the core attributes of high performers and successful organizations. Leaders aspiring to advance their skills would be wise to add this to their shelves.

— Eric C. Murdock, RN, MSN, CNOR, director, surgical services, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC

...not only can one read about ways to elevate his/her own personal leadership, but one can assess his/her own skills and abilities along the way.

— Richard W. Grooms Jr., SPHR, vice president, human resources and operations, Providence Hospitals, Columbia, SC

An insightful and valuable read for anyone in a leadership role from CEOs to front-line providers. ...gives us guiding principles to make us all better leaders in our professional and personal lives.

— William R. Berry, MD, MPH, FACS, Research Associate, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

An absolute must-read for anyone striving to improve their leadership skills and abilities.

— Terrie Carlton, RN-BC, BSN, NHA, vice president/CNO, Tuomey Healthcare System, Sumter, SC

About the Author
Michael E. Frisina, is an educator and consultant who has held leadership positions in health care organizations, and the U.S. Army. He is the founder of The Frisina Group. Dr. Frisina earned a B.S. at Saint Bonaventure University; an M.A. at Indiana University; and a Ph.D. at the University of Auberdeen. He has completed post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, earning a certificate in International Bioethics from Girton College.

About AHA Press
AHA Press is an imprint for books published by Health Forum, an American Hospital Association (AHA) company. AHA Press's mission is to help health care providers and others deliver more efficient and effective solutions to leadership and operations issues in hospitals and health systems. AHA Press books help health care executives strengthen their organizations’ clinical and business performance and help others improve the learning and services they provide.

About Health Forum
Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the AHA, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability.

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