From the American College of Nuclear MedicineQuality and Safety in Healthcare, Part LV Leadership to Prevent Burnout and Increase JoyHarolds, Jay A. MDAuthor Information From Advanced Radiology Services and the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Services, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared. Received for publication May 27, 2019; revision accepted June 1, 2019. Correspondence to: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail: email@example.com. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citation appears in the printed text and is provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.nuclearmed.com). Online date: July 15, 2019 Clinical Nuclear Medicine: February 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 2 - p 123-124 doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002714 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Leadership is very important to reduce burnout and promote happiness in the healthcare workplace. Whereas burnout and unhappiness lead to doctor turnover, more errors, more accidents, and decreased patient satisfaction, joy in the workplace results in better patient care, enhanced engagement and productivity, and more profitability for the healthcare organization. Many leadership characteristics are critical including integrity, putting the well-being of others first, being fair, standing for important principles, being a good role model, being an excellent communicator, encouraging new ideas and adopting them when feasible, and loving people. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.