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    Kyle P. Meyer, Rob Kramer.
    Summary: This practical, insightful title is a must read for anyone interested in or recently appointed to a leadership role in an academic medical center. Taking the Lead: A Guide for Emerging Leaders in Academic Medical Centers represents the highly accomplished authors more than 60 years of collective insights about leadership and leading effectively in an academic medical center environment. The authors present creative and highly applicable themes synthesized from their knowledge, career experiences, unique reflections, practice, mistakes, and observations of successful (and not so successful) leaders. The result is a book of leadership wisdom a wealth of ideas, concepts, and insights to inform the readers career journey and to become the best leader they can be. Organized in five parts, this work examines the successful leadership transition in the unique (and sometimes perplexing) academic medical center environment. Informal, conversational in tone, and often engagingly humorous, Taking the Lead: A Guide for Emerging Leaders in Academic Medical Centers represents a concise and invaluable introductory read for the next generation of leaders, as well as a helpful resource for experienced healthcare leaders.

    Contents:
    Chapter 1 . Introduction: Why You Should Read this Book
    Part I: Leadership in the Academic Medical Center: Insights and Perspectives
    Chapter 2. The Milieu of the Academic Medical Center
    Chapter 3. Transitioning to Leadership in the Academic Medical Center: Conceptual Considerations
    Chapter 4. Transitioning to Leadership in the Academic Medical Center: Practical Considerations.-mChapter 5. Strengths and Motivations of the Leader.-Chapter 6. The Work of Leading in the Academic Medical Center
    Part II: Deciding About Decision-Making
    Chapter 7. The Multiple Dimensions of Decision-Making in the Academic Medical Center
    Chapter 8. Making Leadership Decisions versus Clinical Decisions
    Chapter 9. Getting Comfortable with the "Limits" of Decision-Making
    Chapter 10. Decisions about Your Academic Medical Center Career Trajectory
    Part III: Its the Little (or not so little) Things
    Chapter 11. Leading by Following
    Chapter 12. Understanding (and Following) the Academic Medical Centers "Chain of Command"
    Chapter 13. The Value of "Invisible" Leadership
    Chapter 14. The Leaders Role in Academic Medical Center Philanthropy
    Chapter 15. Accreditation: The Regulatory "Lifeblood" of the Academic Medical Center
    Part IV: Leadership Challenges & Challenges to Leadership
    Chapter 16. Leading Change in the Academic Medical Center
    Chapter 17. Leading Conflict Resolution
    Chapter 18. Crisis Leadership in the Academic Medical Center
    Chapter 19. Betrayal: Such is the Life of a Leader
    Part V: Epilogue
    Chapter 20. You Cant Lead if You Dont Take Care of Yourself.
    Digital Access Springer 2022