“Great men” need not applyBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3009 (Published 09 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3009
- Sebastian Kraemer, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist1
- 1Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF
Delamothe’s observations on leadership assume agreement on what we are talking about.1 Leadership is not an option in any organisation: it has to happen. The question is, how should it operate?
Nearly 70 years ago army psychiatrists and psychologists, later associated with the Tavistock Clinic and Institute, introduced the “leaderless group” method of selecting officers for the next phase of the second world …