Combating infections at Maine Medical Center: Insights into complexity-informed leadership from positive deviance

  title={Combating infections at Maine Medical Center: Insights into complexity-informed leadership from positive deviance},
  author={Curt Lindberg and Marguerite Schneider},
  pages={229 - 253}
A case study of how the organizational change process known as Positive Deviance was used to fight healthcare-associated infections at Maine Medical Center highlights the human and social aspects of leadership in a complex adaptive system. It illustrates that leadership can shape self-organization in a manner that facilitates creative, productive, desirable outcomes. We found influential roles of anxiety, attachment, and relationships in facilitating organizational leadership. We describe how… 

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