Leslie Fox, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Leslie Ann Fox, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA is an entrepreneur and practitioner of Systems-Based Leadership, the application of Bowen theory in organizations. She joined the faculty of Center for Family Consultation in 2007 and is a member of the Executive Committee. Leslie was also co-founder and CEO of Care Communications, Inc., a health information firm that provided services to hundreds of hospitals throughout the United States from 1976 to 2015.

As a CEO and business consultant, Leslie has been a pioneer in applying Bowen theory in businesses and in non-profit organizations, starting with her own business and professional association. She developed her first systems-based leadership training program in 2004 and continues to teach these ideas in seminars, webinars, and conferences. In 2009 she co-authored with Katharine Baker Leading a Business in Anxious Times: A Systems Approach to Becoming More Effective in the Workplace. This book describes the application of Bowen theory in workplace terms, presents seven case studies of leaders who have used a systems approach to leadership in business, and provides questions and tools for self-reflection. More information about the book can be found at www.leadingabusinessinanxioustimes.com.

Leslie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in medical records administration in 1968 at the University of Illinois, and a Master of Arts degree in professional studies, with a concentration in the application of Bowen theory to organizations, from DePaul University in Chicago in 1992. She is a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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Leslie Ann Fox Publications

Fox, L. A., and Baker, K. G. (2009). Leading a business in anxious times: A systems approach to becoming more effective in the workplace. Chicago: Care Communications Press.

Fox, L.A. (2008) The Business of Triangles. In P. Titelman (Ed.), Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives, (387-402). New York: Hayworth Press.

Fox, L. and Sheridan, P.T. (2007). Change packs an emotional wallop. Journal of American Health Information Management Association, October.

Fox, L. (2005). Fitting in, standing out: Leading effectively within your organization. Journal of American Health Information Association, 76(1).

——– (2005). Unlock the secret to successful change leadership. Business Briefing: USHealthcareStrategies2005http://www.touchbriefings.com/pdf/1251/Care_Com_tech.pdf

——– (1995). Organizational change management. Journal of American Health Information Management Association, June.

——– (1995), Bowen Family Systems Theory as a Framework for Consultants. The Emotional Side of Organizations: Applications of Bowen Theory, Papers Presented at the Georgetown Family Center’s Conference on Organizations, April 22-23.

——– (1994). Bowen family systems theory: A theoretical framework for organizational change agents. Journal of American Health Information Management Association, April.