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Teamwork: the art of being a leader and a team player

  • Josie Jenkinson, Clare Oakley and Fiona Mason
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The development of the concept of clinical leadership over the past 5 years, in conjunction with an ever-increasing emphasis on its importance in the medical world, has led to an explosion of reviews, resources, fellowships and other academic programmes in this area. Arguably, with the focus on clinicians as individual leaders, teamworking is a fundamental aspect of effective clinical leadership that has perhaps received less attention. This article explores aspects of leadership in the team setting and covers theories and concepts relating to team dynamics, team roles and functioning. This is with a view to providing clinicians with a sound knowledge base in this area, increased understanding of issues they may face in their own clinical teams, and ideas and tools to help increase team effectiveness.

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Dr Josie Jenkinson, Department of Old Age Psychiatry, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK. Email: josie.jenkinson@sabp.nhs.uk
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  • Josie Jenkinson, Clare Oakley and Fiona Mason
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