Managers Who Lead handbook wins first place in 2005 Blue Pencil Competition

CAMBRIDGE, MA (JUNE 9, 2006)—Management Sciences for Health has been awarded first place in the 2005 Blue Pencil Competition for its premier publication, Managers Who Lead: A Handbook for Improving Health Services. Essential reading for all those who work in the public or private sector, the handbook empowers managers at all levels to lead teams to face challenges and achieve results.

Managers Who Lead is based on more than 20 years of experience in working with health professionals around the world in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to strengthen the performance of health organizations and improve people's health. It provides practical approaches for applying key leading and managing practices that managers can use with their teams to face challenges, overcome obstacles, and realize their vision of better health for all. To learn more about this book or to order a copy, please visit MSH eBookstore.

MSH receives this award from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC), a US nonprofit professional network of federal, state, and local government employees. The organization focuses on disseminating information within and outside government. Its members include editors, writers, graphic artists, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.