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Journal Article

Leading article: how can I optimise my role as a leader within the surgical team?

Green B, Mitchell DA, Stevenson P, et al. The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery. 2016;54:847-850.

Although leadership at the team and organizational level is considered crucial for safety, training to support this role is needed. Discussing how to improve leadership skills in maxillofacial surgery, this review describes key attributes that surgeons in leadership roles should develop—including professionalism, motivation, and innovation—to enhance quality of care.