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Leadership Qualities in Prominent Neurosurgeons

  • M. Brock
Conference paper
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Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 69)

Abstract

The most successful professionals, irrespective of their field of activity, share a set of basic qualities: perfectionism, self-denial and overwork. All are highly competitive, achievement-oriented, easily frustrated, impatient, and suffer from permanent pressure to meet deadlines. These are statements made in a superb paper by J. Maroon, entitled “The Paradox of Success and the Neurosurgeon” [5].

Keywords

Leadership Qualities Prominent Neurosurgeons Success 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Brock
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Hospital Benjamin Franklin, Free University of BerlinFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Neurochirurgische KlinikUniversitätsklinikum Benjamin FranklinBerlinFederal Republic of Germany

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