The complexity of the challenges facing leaders in academic medicine makes it “impossible for one person to accomplish the work of leadership alone,” Souba says. He suggests ways to change the standard leadership model, stressing the importance of:
1) Expanding the understanding of leadership
2) Revising and expanding how leadership is taught
3) Developing leadership throughout an organization
Read the full op-ed, published in the July 2012 edition of the AAMC Reporter.