How does one become a successful leader? This book teaches the theories and concepts behind leadership and explains the skills and traits needed to become a good leader.
Teaching surgical faculty and trainees (i.e., residents and fellows) how to successfully lead will create more effective surgeon leaders. The skills and theories reviewed in this Volumeare highly useful for numerous leadership situations, ranging from heading a committee, leading a research laboratory, directing a clinical effort, leading a Division, leading a Department, among others. By gathering these skills and theories into one comprehensive, portable book, more readers will have access to them.
1. What is leadership?.- 2. Leadership in surgery.- 3. The Ontology of Leadership: Are you ready to be a leader?.- 4. Leadership theories and Styles.- 5. Leadership traits – Are people born to lead?.- 6. Understanding emotional intelligence and its role in leadership.- 7. Common mistakes in leadership.- 8. Practical tips for developing leadership skills early in a career.- 9. Leading teams effectively: Motivating and prioritizing work.- 10. How to manage difficult team members.- 11. How to effectively manage up.- 12. How to manage difficult situations and decisions: Conflict resolution.- 13. Change management - How to effectively lead to a cultural or organizational change.- 14. How culture influences leadership styles.- 15. Women as leaders in surgery.- 16. What does it mean to be an underrepresented minority leader in surgery?.