executive development, leadership development, succession planning



  1. Collins, Sandra K. PhD, MBA
  2. McKinnies, Richard MSEd, CMD
  3. Collins, Kevin S. PhD


A study was conducted to determine the perceptions of chief executive officers in US hospitals regarding the most important characteristics aspiring health care executives should possess. The results of this 2012 study were compared with a previous study conducted in 2007 to determine if the perceptions had changed over time.