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Choosing the “Right” Leadership Style for You

  • Jennifer F. Waljee
  • Justin B. Dimick
Chapter
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)

Abstract

Effective leadership skills are essential for all surgeons, especially with the increasing shift to multidisciplinary care in our delivery systems. Although numerous archetypes and models have been proposed to capture an “ideal” style, effective leadership is more about substance than style. The best leaders are value-driven and demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence. In this chapter, we will explore strategies to enhance each of these skills and outline a model for leadership development for surgeons in practice.

Keywords

Leadership Professional development Emotional intelligence Professional satisfaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCenter for Health Outcomes and Policy, University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.University of MichiganDepartment of SurgeryAnn ArborUSA

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