ERIC Number: EJ919735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Leadership Experiences and Characteristics of Chairs of Academic Departments of Psychiatry
Keith, Samuel J.; Buckley, Peter F.
Academic Psychiatry, v35 n2 p118-121 Mar-Apr 2011
Objective: Effective leadership in academic medicine requires a broad constellation of skills, experiences, and core values. The authors sought to describe and define these. Method: The authors conducted a web-based survey among 132 Chairs of North American departments of psychiatry. Results: Eighty-five Chairs (64%) responded to the survey, the majority of whom were first-time Chairs. Identified leadership attributes included strategic/visionary acumen, interpersonal communication skills, core administrative and academic/technical skills, motivational capacity, personal integrity, and altruism/tenacity. Conclusion: The identified values are consistent with the leadership attributes that are described as necessary for success in the business community. Developing the required skill-set among faculty who aspire to become a departmental Chair is an important commitment for Deans and extant psychiatry Chairs.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Department Heads, Medical Education, Psychiatry, Values, Leadership Effectiveness, North Americans, Goal Orientation, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Administrator Effectiveness, Motivation, Integrity, Altruism, Persistence, Administrator Characteristics, Job Skills
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