Perspective: physician leaders and their bases of power: common and disparate elements.

@article{Gabel2012PerspectivePL,
  title={Perspective: physician leaders and their bases of power: common and disparate elements.},
  author={Stewart Gabel},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={221-5}
}
Physicians hold numerous types of leadership positions in academic, executive, and/or clinical environments. To be successful, physician leaders must exert power, or social influence, as power is conceptualized in social psychology. The power of leaders accrues through their positions, expertise, or other factors, such as communication abilities or their ability to influence others to identify with the vision they espouse. This article discusses the types of leadership roles that physicians… CONTINUE READING