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Entering and Leaving the System

  • Milton Greenblatt
Part of the Topics in Social Psychiatry book series (TSPS)

Abstract

Before a mental health professional applies for a chief administrative position, he or she should ask: Do I really want the job? Am I ready for it? To answer these questions, one must know a great deal about the position; then one must assess and analyze one’s motivation and capacities, including the ability to think in terms of a total system, to work in sometimes ambiguous situations, to relate to multiple persons and organizational functions, to tolerate criticism and frustration, and to sustain large outputs of energy over time. Most importantly, one must ask oneself: What are the organization’s goals and expectations, and are they achievable within the framework of my God-given talents?

Keywords

Mental Health Board Member Chief Executive Officer Management Succession Succession Planning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton Greenblatt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Olive View Medical Center — Los Angeles CountySylmarUSA
  2. 2.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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