Coming September 2019
As the US population continues to diversify, the business case for diversity in healthcare leadership is becoming increasingly evident. Racially and ethnically diverse leaders are, however, still significantly underrepresented in today's C-suites. How can healthcare leaders close this gap to enhance the cultural competence of their organizations and improve health equity for all?
In Diversity on the Executive Path, author Diane L. Dixon tackles this pressing issue by sharing the real-life experiences of 12 racially and ethnically diverse hospital and health system CEOs.
Dixon conducted in-depth, face-to-face interviews with this highly accomplished group of healthcare executives to discover what it takes to become a leader at the highest level. From their experiences, you will gain insight and learn practical lessons you can apply to your own career journey or the journeys of those you mentor, coach, or sponsor. The book delves into topics such as:
• Reflections on race and ethnicity in healthcare leadership
• The essential role of sponsorship
•Strategies for maximizing career mobility
• Navigating a career path when the going gets tough
• Leadership that makes a difference
Each chapter features executive commentary from additional healthcare leaders—practical advice for navigating the executive path—and concludes with questions that invite you to reflect on your own experiences and identify meaningful practices for building success.
The path to the C-suite is not a step ladder; it is a complex journey with many twists and turns. This book presents a unique opportunity to learn from the career trajectories of diverse healthcare executives. May they inspire and enrich your own journey.