TAMPA, FL – Dr. Joann Farrell Quinn, a professor at USF’s College of Medicine, has co-authored a book for medical professionals on the importance of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
Dr. Quinn said, “Dr. Hoffe and I have been active in teaching leadership in medicine over the last several years and we felt it was important to write this publication for the academic medical community. It gives us a voice in practice as well. What we learn from both teaching and in practice provides a more robust understanding of the nature of physician leadership, and the importance of leadership across healthcare."
She feels developing leadership through emotional and social competencies is vital to effectiveness, on an individual or interpersonal basis. “We must put an appropriate focus upon the development of personal and interpersonal skills, to equip physicians appropriately to succeed in a complex and ever-changing healthcare environment,” she said. “We emphasize the importance of developing healthcare professionals to lead effectively, as healthcare is such a critical industry.”
The publication is available on the Association for Talent Development website, https://bit.ly/2KGctVV.
About Joann Farrell Quinn, PhD
Joann is a faculty member at the University of South Florida, teaching in the SELECT Program in the Morsani College of Medicine as well as in the Doctor of Business Administration Program in the Muma College of Business. Prior to pursuing a career in academia and consulting, Joann spent over a decade in capital markets and investment management working with organizations of all sizes, both domestically and internationally. Joann’s research focus is primarily in leadership competencies and identity. In 2015 she founded a special interest group in Innovation and Leadership in Medicine in the Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) within the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She can be reached by visiting http://jfqconsulting.com.
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