Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 14(3) July 2011 : 80-84.doi:10.12927/hcq.2011.22494
Health Human Resources

Developing Leadership within an Academic Medical Department in Canada: A Road Map for Increasing Leadership Span

Peter S. Craighead, Ronald Anderson and Rosemary Sargent


Medicine is dependent on strong leaders to advance innovation in the clinical care of patients. In most academic medical streams, there is no explicit system-wide approach for succession planning and leadership development. In late 2009, it was clear to the authors' department that they were at risk of losing high-potential individuals and division heads.



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