Leading from the Middle and Managing Down: Effective Leadership Practices for the Risk Management Profession

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CE Credit: 1

Domain: Leadership

Level: Foundational

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Strategies and key tenets to improve leadership abilities from the middle.

Health care organizations have increasingly adopted enterprise risk management [ERM] approaches to ensure safe and effective health care for all participants within the health care delivery system. Because, ERM takes, as stated in The Risk Management Handbook (2010), "a broad, high-level view of risk, it requires the commitment of various professionals throughout the organization, including those in the C-Suite."

How do risk managers gain the support of those who rank above them in the organizational chart, those they supervise, the medical staff, and their peers? In this self-study, you examine the methods associated with effective communication across the organizational spectrum for achieving the desired outcomes.


  • • Analyze the obstacles and opportunities associated with “managing from the middle”.
  • • Define the key tenets of effective “middle leadership”.
  • • Discuss strategies for obtaining support for critical risk management initiatives across the organization.


Judith Hissong, MA, CLM, ACE Certified Trainer, Certified Life Coach

Product Code 322LS54
ASHRM CE Credits 1.0
CNE Credits 1.0
Domain Leadership
Level - Foundational (F), Practitioner (P), Advanced (A) F
Publication Date 2/1/11
Next Review 7/1/21

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