Troubador Healthcare Executives

Released: 28/01/2019

ISBN: 9781789017069

eISBN: 9781789019162

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Healthcare Executives

The Essentials for Excellence in Leadership and Management

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This book provides a unique first-hand perspective on healthcare leadership and management, from a practitioner, for practitioners. The author is an experienced consultant, highly respected medical director and exceptional leader known for his drive, acumen and commitment to putting patients first. The book’s focus is on compassionate leadership, efficient management, improvement capabilities and transformational skills.

The content covers all aspects of leading and managing health services, integrating both the hard and soft skills required. The comprehensive chapters are written in an extremely concise and precise style using fact boxes and bullet format only. Lists of chapter objectives, boxed summaries, numerous graphics and suggestions for further reading provide quick reference and consolidate what the reader has learned.

Packed with expert insights and practical tips for problem solving and trouble shooting, this is the ultimate guide to getting ahead and achieving more as a leader and manager in the healthcare world. The book is an excellent resource for aspiring as well as current leaders and managers in healthcare.

Without doubt the best book on leadership and management in healthcare I have ever read.

by Peter


The book covers all key topics and recent developments, with a strong focus on high-quality care and best practice. It is a ‘must get’ for all aspiring and current healthcare leaders and managers.

by Dr M I


Great read. Every young leader should read this book. Excellent insight.

by Daniel Smith


A refreshingly engaging, comprehensive and readable review of contemporary leadership and management in healthcare. The book is logically structured, clearly written and addresses complex issues in a practical manner.

by Linda


‘Healthcare Executives’ is the perfect book for every aspiring or existing leader. The author clearly defines and develops key attributes for leaders a healthcare system deserves. The reader is coached through theoretical facts and practical tips which demonstrate immense expert knowledge, significant depth of research and enormous personal experience.

I have read many books on healthcare leadership and Professor Pickuth’s is the best. It is the definitive resource for any executive who wants to improve their leadership skills.

by Professor John Smith


HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES features detailed information on all leadership skills plus invaluable tips, arranged in an extremely systematic style. The text is packed with energy, wisdom and compassion.

A fantastic book which I strongly recommend to anyone who aspires to become a great leader in healthcare.

by Prof. Jane Gordon


Inspiring, practical, compelling! This book is a manual of success for leaders in healthcare. Professor Pickuth deserves the highest praise.

by Professor Steve Jones


Professor Pickuth is one of the foremost international experts on healthcare systems. He has been working, lecturing and consulting in several countries around the entire world, thereby gaining extensive global experience in medical leadership and complex change management.

The book focuses on professional leadership, strategic planning and operational effectiveness. Professor Pickuth promotes a culture of excellence and compassion, by developing an improvement methodology and a learning organisation. The author is a transformational and enthusiastic leader who advocates an environment that empowers people and builds trust – and who holds the patient at the heart of care.

‘Healthcare Executives’ is a masterpiece written by an expert leader. This book is vital reading for every healthcare professional.

by Dr James Taylor


Contains really great tips on assertiveness and ways to improve. My favorite sections were on resumes, delegation techniques, and communication. A lot of the book is broad categories consisting of lots of bullet points and not expanding upon them. I found myself skimming these parts a lot, and really only reading the tips sections that stood out in red. Would recommend for the tips sections as I felt they contained valuable information and many success factors.

by Sheila Morrill


Great, absolutely great! What a fantastic book for leaders in healthcare!

by Dr Goldman


Absolutely fantastic!

by Dr George Simon


Professor Dirk Pickuth

Professor Dirk Pickuth is a visionary in the leadership development field, serving as an Executive Medical Director of a large hospital trust. He has had the privilege of studying, working and teaching in several countries around the globe, thereby gaining extensive international experience in medical leadership and complex change management. Dirk has outstanding expertise in service transformation, in strengthening the strategic positioning of a trust and in service improvement. He is Professor of Radiology and Head of a high performing Department of Radiology. Dirk also serves as a Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia. After medical studies in Kiel, London and Edinburgh he was a Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital. His professional affiliations include membership of the Royal College of Radiologists, the British Institute of Radiology and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. Dirk has published several bestselling radiology textbooks.


Professor Dirk Pickuth MD, PhD, MDs (honoris causa)

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