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Masterful Medicine:

Wisdom They Don’t Teach in Medical School

Michael E. Rindler and Drs. Paula Bauer, Mark Horattas, George Litman, and Jack Mitstifer have released Masterful Medicine as a companion book to the acclaimed Masterful Leadership book, published in 2012.  Masterful Medicine is full of wisdom and practical advice for all physicians, from medical school throughout their careers and even for planning successful and fulfilling retirements. As with Masterful Leadership, Masterful Medicine uses real life experiences of the authors and weaves cases and vignettes into the book’s key themes.  Masterful Medicine is a must read for all medical students, practicing physicians, and medical educators.  It also provides valuable insights for hospital and health system leaders who seek to work collaboratively with physicians at all levels.

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Masterful Leadership:

Wisdom They Don’t Teach in Business School

Michael E. Rindler and Jack H. Mitstifer, MD have authored a definitive new book on healthcare leadership. It highlights practical leadership lessons, suitable for CEOs, COOs, CMOs, vice presidents, department directors, and physician leaders. Masterful Leadership:  Wisdom They Don’t Teach in Business School is about character, integrity, and leadership skills that lead to exceptional performance. The essence of masterful leadership is listening and learning. Masters of any endeavor listen intently and learn, with practice, to be the very best. We learn with equal measure from our successes, challenges, and failures. This book will inspire healthcare leaders who are already good or great to endeavor to be masterful leaders. Early-, mid-, and late-career healthcare leaders and physician leaders will find this book exceptionally informative. Quint Studer, Studer Group, describes Masterful Leadership. “I am so glad I am reading this. I wish I had written this book. I am gaining skills and wisdom that will help me be a better leader. In addition to being a great read, the book is user-friendly.  What a gift your book is to current and future healthcare leaders.” Masterful Leadership is presented in 50 short, easy to read chapters. The book is organized into seven sections:

  • Communication in Leadership
  • Practicing Leadership
  • People Leadership
  • Physicians In Leadership
  • Values in Leadership
  • Symbols of Leadership
  • The Meaning of Masterful Leadership.

Each chapter highlights the key messages, and most chapters contain a vignette from the authors’ wide experiences to add clarity to the chapter’s message. Masterful Leadership is a quick read. In a few short hours, healthcare and physician leaders can apply this book’s wisdom in their own organizations. This book is packed with timeless leadership skills, values, and wisdom they don’t teach in business school. All of these skills can be learned and emulated. That is the beauty of masterful leadership. It can be practiced and perfected. Make the journey to become a masterful leader. Begin with this book. Review Masterful Leadership: Leave a review on Amazon.

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Strategic Cost Reduction:

Leading Your Hospital to Success

Strategic Cost Reduction provides the leadership context for any hospital, health system, or physician enterprise to achieve financial success. This book offers highly practical approaches to identify opportunities to reduce costs. It provides step-by-step pathways for leadership teams to follow when embarking on strategic cost reduction initiatives. It also provides pros and cons of the “do it yourself” approach versus the “consultant-driven” approach to cost reduction. More importantly, the book describes the pitfalls that must be avoided to sustain long-term cost reduction success. To order this book from Health Administration Press, click here.

Previous Books by Michael E. Rindler

The Essential Guide to Managing Consultants: Strategies for Healthcare Leaders Health Administration Press, 2002 The Challenge of Hospital Governance American Hospital Association Press, 1991 Managing a Hospital Turnaround Pluribus Press, 1988 Putting Patients and Profits into Perspective Pluribus Press, 1987