Leading to Happiness in Pathology
Leadership is an enigmatic field of thought and action that is difficult to define, describe, and teach, yet is unmistakable in its manifestation within the adroit individual who displays its most inherent traits. Leadership can lead to happiness in those touched by its presence. Highly successful leaders are said to embody the essence of excellence in four major intelligences: skillful knowledge (IQ), emotional (EQ), social (SQ) and cultural (CQ). As leaders in pathology, histotechnicians and pathologists are well known to be highly sensitive and intelligent professionals, trusted by scores of other healthcare professionals who depend upon crucial laboratory results to inform patient care. Yet, all too often we may suffer with compassion fatigue, overworked staffs, and ever-changing medical paradigms that take away from our happiness. The science of happiness shows that leaders have the capacity to modulate their habits and biases to overcome challenges within themselves, and help others to achieve the same. By examining the roles of applied leadership principles on inner work life, triangulated working relationships, and the hierarchy of basic human needs, pathology and histology professionals can learn how they can affect the conditions leading to happiness in others. Learning to harness the power of the four major leadership intelligences will help to strengthen leadership characteristics in professionals, leading to improved health and happiness of employees, customers, and ultimately, patients.
CEUs: This histology course is worth 1 continuing education credit. Course is available for 365 days from date of purchase.
Gerelyn Henry, MBA, DACFE, Diplo. DACVP
YW August Companies
Dr. Gerelyn Henry is a medical executive, physician scientist, and Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. She is the President and CEO of YW August Companies and Transcendent Pathology. Dr. Henry is the former Deputy Director of the Tulane-Xavier Center of Excellence in Womens Health, and Immunohistochemistry Section Chief of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Diagnostic Laboratory. She is a former Professor of Pathology, and has deep experience in toxicologic pathology with a focus on developmental, reproductive, dermatopathology, and oncologic pathology. Dr. Henry's business interests include professional leadership, organizational development, and cultural enrichment.