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 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. 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. NEW TO THIRD EDITION 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 Interprofessional Team Model (Chapter 8) NEW Assignments on Value-Based Purchasing (MACRA) System (Chapter 14 in Navigate 2) NEW Chapter on Leadership and Informatics Strategy: The 4 Ps of Health Analytics (Chapter 16) Navigate 2 Advantage Access Leadership and Advocacy: Complementary Roles to Create Change Are there changes that need to be made to improve community health status, efficiency, effectiveness, or efficacy of care delivery, or is simplification of complexity in a health-oriented law or policy needed? Are there local, regional, or national health issues currently in debate? Are various stakeholders forming “sides” on a health issue? Do you have a passion to improve something or “right a wrong” in the health of communities or society as a whole? Advocacy is an important topic if any of these questions spark interest. Health leaders are advocates; understanding the domain of advocacy is an increasingly important aspect of a career in health.