What Is Leadership?

  • Meera Kotagal
  • Carlos A. PellegriniEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


This book is dedicated to the study of leadership and its role in the success of an academic surgeon’s career. This first chapter is divided into two portions. First, leadership is discussed in general, including the definition, general aspects, and its relationship to other attributes and to the individual, including what leaders do and how they do it. Second, the importance of leadership and the role that it plays today in medicine and surgery is reviewed.


Emotional Intelligence Situational Awareness Leadership Style Service Leadership Accountable Care Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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