Leadership according to professionals: an explorative study among chief physicians in Switzerland

Nada Endrissat, Werner Muller, Gayle C. Avery

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Abstract

The present paper follows a social constructionist approach in exploring the subjective leadership understanding of fifteen chief physicians of various medical specialties in Switzerland. The analysis of the interviews reveals eight leadership topics which guide the interactional dynamics with the hospital managers - the chief physicians' formal superiors. By making explicit what leadership means to professionals, the paper hopes to illustrate what is unique about professionals in their understanding of leadership and to improve the leadership relationship among managers and chief physicians by providing hospital managers with some information about what physicians might expect of them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging our intellectual and social capital
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 21st ANZAM Conference
Place of PublicationCanning Bridge, W.A.
PublisherPromaco Conventions
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781863081412
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (21st : 2007) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20077 Dec 2007

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (21st : 2007)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/12/077/12/07

Keywords

  • leadership
  • thinking & cognition
  • new public management

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