Those who have had a chance to work with Bill Considine, CEO, might say, “He wrote the book on leadership.”
Now, that’s literally true.
Mr. Considine recently published “Leadership,” which draws on his experiences over the past 38 years at the hospital’s helm sharing his personal insights on how to become a trusted and inspiring leader.
“This book is for anyone who is a leader or wants to be a leader, whether in healthcare or some other field,” said the late Charles Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare magazine, who wrote the book’s introduction. “It is filled with common sense, practical insight on how to set the course of an organization and how to inspire those who report to you and those who serve you.”
In the book Mr. Considine uses the letters in the word ‘leadership’ to illustrate the key attributes necessary to effectively motivate others. He shares stories from his life and the lasting impact mentors, friends, family, coworkers, community leaders and patients have made on his leadership style.
He talks about how carefully listening to and acting on feedback from colleagues and patient families has helped guide his career, and he offers tips to help others define and develop their own organizational values and personal leadership style.
“I’ve discovered that an invisible force unites all good organizations,” Mr. Considine said. “A large part of your job as a leader is to identify that force, or spirit, to nourish it and communicate it to every member of your organization.”