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.
|Title of host publication
|Managing our intellectual and social capital
|Subtitle of host publication
|proceedings of the 21st ANZAM Conference
|Place of Publication
|Canning Bridge, W.A.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2007
|Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (21st : 2007) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 2007 → 7 Dec 2007
|Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (21st : 2007)
|4/12/07 → 7/12/07
- thinking & cognition
- new public management