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The People Value Proposition: See one, Do one, Teach one... LEAD – A Physician’s Journey to Leadership

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Stanley E. Harris, MD, MA

There is a widely acknowledged failure in leadership development across the spectrum, from corporations to communities. The fact is, few organizations are confident in and comfortable with the sustainability of their leadership teams, and healthcare is not immune to this deficiency.

From topics like The Journey to Leadership and Defining the Leader You Want to Become, to Inspiration and Innovation, The People Value Proposition acknowledges that leadership begins with the individual, but emphasizes that by recognizing and nurturing the value of others, everyone succeeds. Author Dr. Stanley Harris discusses the importance of empathy, engagement, and motivation to sustain connectivity, inspire innovation, and enable new leaders to emerge.

Written as a semi-autobiographical account of leadership development that covers key principles of leadership, The People Value Proposition is conveyed from the unique perspective of the author’s life and experience. It challenges both leaders and potential leaders to acknowledge and promote the value of every individual, enabling optimal utilization of resources and continued team success.

How does this book give you an advantage?

Through his own experiences, Dr. Stanley Harris guides the reader to envision their own ascent as a leader and helps them understand that part of their legacy should be a perpetual cycle of leadership. Here are just some of the topics the author discusses in detail:

  • The Journey to Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Defining the Leader You Want to Become
  • Seeking Value
  • Engagement
  • The Power of Empathy
  • Inspiration and Innovation
  • Leading Change
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Understanding and Utilizing a Multigenerational Workforce
  • The Gender Gap
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Perpetual Cycle of Leadership
  • Reflections on Leadership in a Challenging Time  

The People Value Proposition will expand physician leaders’ appreciation of the importance of focusing on the value of colleagues and co-workers to ensure their own success.

Table of Contents


About the Author

  • Chapter 1 The Journey to Leadership
  • Chapter 2 Organizational Culture
  • Chapter 3 Defining the Leader You Want to Become
  • Chapter 4 Humor
  • Chapter 5 Emergent Leadership
  • Chapter 6 The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • Chapter 7 Seek Value
  • Chapter 8 Engagement
  • Chapter 9 The Power of Empathy
  • Chapter 10 Motivation
  • Chapter 11 Inspiration and Innovation
  • Chapter 12 Leading Change
  • Chapter 13 Transformational Leadership
  • Chapter 14 Cultural Humility and Linguistic Competence
  • Chapter 15 Understanding and Utilizing a Multigenerational Workforce
  • Chapter 16 The Gender Gap
  • Chapter 17 Diversity and Inclusion
  • Chapter 18 Perpetual Cycle of Leadership
  • Chapter 19 I Can
  • Chapter 20 Reflections on Leadership in a Challenging Time


About the Author

Dr. Stanley Harris, MD, MA, is a physician executive with more than 30 years of experience in medical management operations and leadership development. He most recently served as senior medical director at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, as the chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association National Medical Policy Panel, and on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Association.

Dr. Harris is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. He holds a master’s degree in organizational communication and leadership from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. A fellow of the NY Academy of Medicine, he served as a member of its Institutional Review Board and the Pediatric Executive Council.

Dr. Harris has spoken extensively on leadership and has delivered multiple presentations including the keynote on World Health Day at the United Nations. He dedicates this book to family and especially his wife, Angela, who for nearly 50 years has been his primary motivator, nurturer, writing instructor, and in-house editor.

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