Becker’s Hospital Review recently asked 14 healthcare CEO’s to describe the most important aspect of their job. Some of their responses may surprise you.

Annette Cantino, CEO of a commercial insurer in New Jersey, replied, “Early on, it was clear to me that if I was going to build a successful business, it was going to be about building relationships. I figured out that relationships were built in business on the golf course, and that’s when golf started becoming such an important part of my culture, even though I had never golfed before.”

Here are excerpts from some of the other responses:

● Place top performers in the right positions to manage day-to-day operations.

● Develop strong leadership and culture in their organization.

● Create a future destination for your organization.

● Foster and support our team’s culture.

● Lead by example.

● Listen.

● Nurture an innovative environment.

● Emotionally engage each and every member of the team.

● Assemble an outstanding team and then get out of their way.

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Author: Jim WiederholdJim believes his 39 years of experience--particularly his more than 26 years in healthcare--has prepared him well for what he does. His wealth of experience spans key areas, including finance, operations, management, leadership, sales and sales management, corporate, contingency, contractual and retained recruiting, outplacement and transition work and executive coaching.