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Navigating the Zone of Complexity

  • Paul W. LongEmail author
  • Peter Spurgeon
  • Erwin Loh
Chapter

Abstract

Healthcare delivery is complex and ever-changing and, as such, requires staff exercising leadership to be able to address interconnected issues, build coalitions between disparate stakeholders, form intra- and inter-organisational partnerships and networks, and achieve measurable outcomes with and for communities and other stakeholders. To meet this challenge, importantly, contemporary leadership development activity in Australia now reflects the critical importance of collective and innovative approaches to leadership so healthcare organisations can rise to the complex challenges they face over the next 10 years.

Keywords

Healthcare delivery Leadership in medicine Technical solutions to health service delivery Complexity science for systems change in medicine Medical leadership Healthcare complexity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Health LeadershipSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Warwick Medical School, Warwick UniversityCoventryUK
  3. 3.St Vincent’s Health Australia,Clinical Professor, Monash UniversityEast MelbourneAustralia

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