Unconventional Leadership

  • by Nancy M. Schlichting
  • Narrated by Karen Saltus
  • 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What does it take to lead the successful turnaround of four consecutive organizations? What does it take to run a $5 billion business in Detroit as the city struggles to emerge from municipal bankruptcy and its worst ongoing crisis ever? What does it take to be a female CEO who has come up against discrimination and personal attack? It takes Unconventional Leadership, a style of leadership based on confronting reality and leading headlong through adversity.
In this inspiring story, innovative LGBT leader Nancy Schlichting, the CEO of Henry Ford Health System, reveals her unique strategies that drive success: maintaining a focus on people, creating a culture of innovation and reinvention, and embracing diversity as a key strategy for growth. The audiobook describes a leadership paradigm that will motivate, inspire, and drive new thinking in today's disruptive business environment, where traditional modes of managing are no longer working.
In Unconventional Leadership, Schlichting weaves together three themes that explain how she has become one of the most powerful individuals in health care today:

Deftly conquering the immense challenges within the health-care industry itself - consolidation, new models of delivery and financing, increasing government regulation and oversight, changing customer expectations, and pressures on cost and quality
The exciting and panoramic backdrop of Henry Ford and Detroit - Ford's legacy of invention and innovation combined with ongoing attempts to restore and renew a city in deep decline
Forging a career path and excelling as an LGBT and female CEO in a world typically dominated by men.

An abiding fan of the underdog, Schlichting reveals, above all else, the sheer grit and determination required to lead through adversity and create a successful legacy of leadership.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Too much about how great she is

All she talks about is how great and gay she is. I wanted a book that would help me lead and manage. I really don't care if she is straight or gay but apparently she wants me to care. She says it over and over in between telling us how great everyone thinks she is and how she did this or that for some health system. I have not gleaned one point that I can use.
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- Bonnie C. Parker

Nothing to apply to my life

I am a curious person and I own a business. I amazed myself by not finding anything in this book that I endured to the end. Karen Saltus' voice made me wonder what she maybe like as a person... this book was that useless.
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- E. Goosev

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2016
  • Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.