A 'textbook with passion', Hardwiring Excellence offers a road map and practical how-to guide for creating and sustaining a culture of service and operational excellence. In this book, author Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, draws on his personal experience as a former hospital executive who led two organizations to the top 1% in patient satisfaction and his experience coaching hundreds of healthcare organizations since.
Studer, a nationally acclaimed educator, coach, and thought leader in healthcare today, is a master storyteller, mixing 'chicken soup style' stories with personal insight, simple tools, and in-depth recommendations on how good organizations can become great ones.
Based on Studer Group's Nine Principles SM, Quint Studer shows how to retain more employees; ensure better customer service; build strong leadership, align organizational values, goals, and results; increase communication; reward and recognize individual success while also requiring accountability; and move operational performance for better financials, market share, and growth.
At the core of the journey, he says, is a sense of purpose, worthwhile work and making a difference. When organizations learn how to harness this passion in their employees, they create a success spiral with ever increasing momentum.
In fact, Richard L. Clarke, FHFMA, President and CEO of Healthcare Financial Management Association says, "Quint Studer's Nine Principles of service and operational excellence provide the missing link between people power and strong financials. It's about courageous leadership."
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I've ready many "complete theory" business books, from The Great Game to EMyth to Rockefeller Habits, etc. This one has tactics very focused on healthcare, but the principles are broadly applicable. None other I've ready seems to get people and the power of intrinsic motivation like this one. So many good points: excellent stories, clear tactics, a unified and simple system, and a true focus on balanced outcomes for all stakeholders. This is not pie in the sky. It is clearly born of very deep practical experience with hundreds of organizations over decades.
This book is definitely aimed at health care management, but was both interesting and understandable to us ordinary mortals too. The performance was excellent.
This audiobook falls into the same category as many business/skills books - it is audio-only. Therefore, it does not include the charts/graphs/illustrations which are key to absorb the teachings from the book. I enjoyed the performance, but without the visuals a lot was lost.
No, it is not a shining example of the issues of its genre. It is the problem which turns me off, it is not specific to this book..
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I run a diverse holding company and at times perform healthcare consulting and have had the pleasure to see many healthcare systems from the inside out. This book laid bare many principles that I had seen but not understood on a conscious level as to what made one hospital a pleasant place to work and another dreadful with employees backbiting, gossiping, and undercutting each other. This truly should be read by every executive, in the healthcare industry or not, as it is the theoretical basis for Customer Relationship Management software, and provides a framework to structure how organizations meet customer's, and employee's needs. Wonderful book.
This book is for you! I am to chapter 7 and it is still not applicable without much imagination to daily life, feel like the write up was a little deceptive.
make it general, and applicable to every day life, for anyone.
I enjoyed listening to it in the car while driving to and from work. The narrator's voice was soothing and enjoyable to listen to. He placed inflection in all the appropriate spots within the texts.
Examples and the stories told provided excellent points of reference for one to use these in out work areas and amongst our teams.
I really learned that tying work to purpose and making it feel like worthwhile work is essential to us all.
The story about the nephew at the end. Also, the story about the PBX operator who passed away..and in her coffin was her recognition plaque! There were too many to count!
I truly recommend it for all leaders!
The last hour of this audiobook was amazing, and while it is necessary to provide the background, this was one of the more challenging audio books I have gotten through recently. If you are in the medical industry it will be more relatable, which I am not. All in all I would choose to read it even if I knew what I know now, but it took some fortitude to complete.
I already completed my next book, written by John Stewart. I needed something lighter.
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