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Med J Aust. 2004 Dec 6-20;181(11-12):652-4.

Leadership in medicine: where are the leaders?

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Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. b.dowton@unsw.edu.au

Abstract

Despite leadership roles being critical, we persist with outmoded models of organisations and pay inadequate attention to developing individual leaders and new models of leadership within the medical profession. New forms of leadership are required. Among many important roles, leaders are called on: to enhance the meaningful identity of a profession; to create effective linkages with other healthcare professionals and stakeholders, as well as with healthcare system managers; to interpret complexity so that their institutions and followers can operate successfully in uncertain times; and to consistently model ethical behaviour.

PMID:
15588200
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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