The Research | Physicians and the Theory of Expert Leadership

Amanda Goodall, PhD, a professor and leadership expert, joins Patty in an animated conversation about her theory of expert leadership. Dr. Goodall explains how her research revealed that top scholars, not general managers, make the best university CEOs and the most effective department leaders.

This phenomenon doesn’t just apply to the academic world; the same pattern holds true in sports. And important for the Licensed to Lead audience, her studies point to superior outcomes when healthcare institutions are led by those with the most expertise in the core business, physicians. Tune in as we talk about the technical expertise and deep knowledge of “expert leaders” as well as characteristics of the work environment that they create.

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