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Effective Leadership of Surgical Teams: A Mixed Methods Study of Surgeon Behaviors and Functions

  • April 8, 2017

The importance of effective team leadership for achieving surgical excellence is widely accepted, but less is understood about the behaviors that achieve this goal. CRICO co-funded this research, which studied cardiac surgical teams to identify leadership behaviors that best support surgical teamwork.

Conclusions: Researchers identified 7 surgeon leadership functions and related behaviors that impact perceptions of leadership. These observations suggest actionable opportunities to improve team leadership behavior.


Citation for the Full-text Article

Stone JL , Aveling EL , Frean M , Shields MC , Wright C , Gino F , Sundt TM , Singer SJ.  Effective leadership of surgical teams: A mixed methods study of surgeon behaviors and functionsAnnals of  Thoracic Surgery. April 8, 2017. pii: S00034975(17)300656. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.021. [Epub ahead of print]