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Updated Sigma book helps organizations construct a culture of ownership

Praise for the second edition of Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare

“I didn’t think that Joe and Bob could improve on their wonderful book. However, this second edition is even more inspirational than the first. I will continue to read their words each time I’m working on the never-ending journey of building and maintaining a culture of ownership. This book reminds us all that we can’t leave culture to chance and that engagement only comes with ownership.”

 –Kathleen D. Sanford, DBA, RN, FACHE, FAAN Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer CommonSpirit Health

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare cover depicts a crane

Indianapolis—Authors Joe Tye and Bob Dent have revised and updated Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare, which earned a first place American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2017. The fully updated second edition takes readers on a journey from accountability to ownership—providing a proven model, strategies, and practical solutions to help improve organizational culture in the healthcare setting.

In this new edition, the authors expand their coverage of the importance of culture assessment, take a deep dive into the four dimensions of transformational leadership, provide new examples of values and culture in action, and update chapter questions to facilitate discussion. This book shows how investing in an organization and its people can enable significant, successful change.

“A key message in this book is that culture does not change unless and until people change, and people will not change unless they are given tools and structure and become inspired to make the commitment to use them,” said authors Joe Tye, MHA, MBA, and Bob Dent, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL.

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Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The Invisible Architecture of Core Values, Attitude, and Self-Empowerment

By Joe Tye, MHA, MBA, and Bob Dent, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL
Published by Sigma, 2020
ISBN-13: 9781948057738
EPUB ISBN: 9781948057745
PDF ISBN: 9781948057752
MOBI ISBN: 9781948057769
Price: US $49.95
Trade paperback, 328 pages
Trim size: 6x9

About the authors:
Joe Tye
, MHA, MBA, is Founder and Head Coach of Values Coach Inc., a company he established in 1994 following a career in healthcare administration that included stints as Chief Operating Officer of two large community teaching hospitals.

Bob Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL, is Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer for three Emory Healthcare hospitals—Emory Decatur, Emory Hillandale, and Emory Long Term Acute Care in Decatur, Georgia.

About Sigma:
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 100 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma’s more than 540 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Eswatini, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales.

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