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Publication date: 26 March 2021

Gayathri K. and Uma Warrier

In the management world, leadership is a quality associated with business leaders, social entrepreneurs and political figures. Doctors are rarely considered as possessing…

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Purpose

In the management world, leadership is a quality associated with business leaders, social entrepreneurs and political figures. Doctors are rarely considered as possessing or requiring leadership skills. With doctors, one thinks of skill and knowledge, but for some strange reason, leadership is hardly associated with doctors. This paper aims to highlight the leadership aspects unique to doctors. This study highlights why leadership training is imperative for doctors, outlines current status of leadership training for doctors in India and sets out proposals for effective leadership building.

Design/methodology/approach

Methodology is based on a two-pronged explanatory approach – the first is review of current literature in the context of leadership training of doctors, and the second is review of circumstances unique to the line of work undertaken by doctors that shed light on the need for leadership.

Findings

This paper highlights the imperative need for leadership training for doctors in India. It recommends leadership training on a continuous basis in their career life cycle as with the other professions. It also calls for involvement of all stakeholders in the medical community to foster leadership training – medical educational institutions, hospitals, medical councils and members of the medical fraternity.

Practical implications

Akin to leadership training programs conducted for IT and management professionals, this paper recommends that similar programs be conducted for doctors.

Originality/value

There are very few studies conducted in the Indian context on leadership training needs for doctors. This paper explains the importance of leadership training for doctors and suggests ways it can be implemented throughout the medical education life cycle of a doctor’s career.

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Vilakshan - XIMB Journal of Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0973-1954

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Publication date: 10 January 2020

Nishant Singh, Uma Warrier and Teena Bharti

This paper exemplifies the role of emotional intelligence (EI) achieving subjective career success in the global knowledge industry.

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Purpose

This paper exemplifies the role of emotional intelligence (EI) achieving subjective career success in the global knowledge industry.

Design/methodology/approach

Discussion based on the literature, report, and industry experts.

Findings

EI can be used as an effective tool to influence the attributes of subjective career success such as job satisfaction, new skill acquisition, work-life balance, healthy relationship with peers and pride in work. Employees feel empowered and successful in their careers if their social ability, emotionality, self-control, well-being and, expressed behavior are properly taken care of by their organizations.

Originality/value

This paper introduces a new factor expressed behavior in EI model and suggests various strategies to enhance EI and achieve subjective career success in the knowledge industry.

Details

Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 34 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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