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Leadership article by Lindberg and Schneider wins award

Wednesday, August 15, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Leadership article by Curt Lindberg and Marguerite Schneider wins award 

"Leadership in a Complex Adaptive System: Insights from Positive Deviance,” by Curt Lindberg, DMan, and Marguerite Schneider, PhD, has won an award as one of the best management papers of 2012. 

The paper describes a case study from Maine Medical Center where the Positive Deviance (PD) change process was used to reduce MRSA infections. The authors examined how the PD work shed light on leadership in a complex organizational context. Their study lead them to define leadership as "the emerging understanding and evolving process of thought and actions across individuals, which can influence self-organization toward desirable outcomes.”

The paper was selected for the 2012 Best Paper Award of the Organization Development and Change (ODC) Division of the Academy of Management. The Academy of Management, founded in 1936, is a leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. The paper will be published in the association’s Best Paper Proceedings.

Dr. Lindberg is Director of the Partnership for Complex Systems and Healthcare Innovation at Billings Clinic, in Billings Montana, and a founder and former president of Plexus Institute. Dr. Schneider is an associate professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Management.


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