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Leadership and transitions: maintaining the science in complexity and complex systems

Authors

  • Joachim P. Sturmberg MBBS DORACOG MFM PhD FRACGP,

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    1. Associate Professor of General Practice, Monash University, Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia and The Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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  • Carmel M. Martin MBBS PhD FRACGP FAFPHM

    1. Associate Professor of General Practice, Northern Ontario Clinical School, Sudbury, ON, Canada
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Dr Joachim P. Sturmberg, Monash University, PO Box 3010, Wamberal, NSW 2260, Australia, E-mail: jp.sturmberg@gmail.com

Abstract

It is the ‘moral compass’, however subtle, that underpins leadership. Leadership, meaning showing the way, demands as much conviction as gentile diplomacy in the discourse with supporters and detractors. In particular, leadership defends the goal by safeguarding its principles from its detractors. The authors writing in the Forum on Complexity in Medicine and Healthcare since its inception are leaders in an intellectual transition to complex systems thinking in medicine and health.

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