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Leadership skills in the ICU 

Leadership skills in the ICU
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Leadership skills in the ICU
Author(s):

Carole Foot

and Liz Hickson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199600830.003.0015
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date: 29 November 2020

Key theories of leadership are presented. Common themes inherent to the various models are the existence of important specific traits, behaviours, and strategies that are used to influence, facilitate future development, and inspire progress in those being lead. Leadership is differentiated from the related, but distinct concept of management. Leaders are focused on the strategic direction and vision of an organization, while managers are directed towards the co-ordination and stewardship of activities in order to effectively meet predetermined mandates. The importance of these skills in intensive care medicine, the difficulties related to measuring them, and strategies to improve leadership in health care are reviewed.

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