Thomas A. Atchison, Ed.D., is President and founder of Atchison Consulting LLC.
Since 1984, Dr. Atchison has consulted with healthcare organizations, on managed
change programs, teambuilding and leadership development. He has consulted to the
military, healthcare vendors, and government agencies on the intangible aspects of
healthcare. He also has taught several courses on leadership and change management
for the American college of Healthcare Executives. Typically, he consults to senior
executives, managers, trustees and physician leaders.
He has written a number of articles about motivation, managed change, teambuilding,
and leadership. Dr. Atchison’s book, Turning Healthcare Leadership Around, was
published by Jossey-Bass in October 1990. His second book titled, Leading
Transformational Change: The Physician-Executive Partnership, was published by
Health Administration Press, a division of the Foundation of the American college of
Healthcare Executives, in October 2001. His third book, FOLLOWERSHIP: A
Practical Guide to Aligning Leaders and Followers, was published by Health
Administration Press, a division of the Foundation of the American college of
Healthcare Executives, in November 2003. His book, LEADERSHIP: The Deeper
Dimensions, was published in 2005, and his latest book Leading Healthcare Cultures:
How Human Capital Drives Financial Performance, was released in December 2008.
Dr. Atchison is a member at American college of Healthcare Executives, and earned
his doctorate degree in Human Resource Development at Loyola University of
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