The Critical Role of Leaders and Leadership

  • Nancy M. Lorenzi
  • Robert T. Riley
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)


Leadership is a concept that has long excited and baffled the world, but it is a concept that remains as elusive in the twentieth century as it was in the sixteenth century when Machiavelli wrote The Prince. Machiavelli saw success and failure for states as stemming directly from the qualities of the leader. Anthony Jay states that today “success and failure for corporations also stem directly from the qualities of their leaders. Management techniques are obviously essential, but what matters is leadership.”1


Leadership Style Health Care Organization Medical Informatics Organizational Growth Organizational Aspect 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy M. Lorenzi
    • 1
  • Robert T. Riley
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical CenterUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.CincinnatiUSA

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