Drawing on his experience transitioning from a two-decade career as a physician to healthcare administration, Dr. Richard Schooler has authored a book focusing on achieving success with a strategic plan.

“Planning for Organizational Success: A Leadership Guide to Achieving Success with a Plan” – published by Dorrance Publishing Company in Pittsburgh, Penn. – offers a message he believes many young leaders are missing as they pursue their education.

Schooler, the Dean of Health Sciences, practiced as an OB/GYN physician in Joplin before becoming medical director and director of medical education for Freeman Health System. In 2006, he was named the hospital’s chief medical officer, and in 2013 the executive vice president and chief operating officer.

That experience, along with leading the process of creating a strategic plan for the hospital following the devastating May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, helped him develop an appreciation for the importance of leadership. About a year and a half ago, he began to put his thoughts on paper about the critical importance of planning for organizations, as well as the dynamics of leadership and the importance of adaptability and accountability.

Available via Amazon, the Dorrance Publishing online bookstore and by contacting Schooler, book sales will help promote a new academic program in healthcare leadership and management that Schooler is working to introduce at Missouri Southern.

To learn more about “Planning for Organizational Success,” visit Dorrance Publishing Co.’s online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.