Pauline Connolly. Bsc, MSW, PhD, Senior Lecturer/Program Director, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- Dubai


This presentation will firstly consider the contemporary leadership challenges in the health sector and then more specifically in the pharmaceutical industry.  The potential pitfalls in terms of what lies ahead in relation to key leadership competency deficits will be presented.   There will then be a discussion on what does leadership mean, the key approach of authentic leadership will be described.  Finally participants will be left with some key thoughts around how to develop their own leadership potential


  • To contrast the leadership challenges in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries
  • To consider the leadership pitfalls that lie ahead for the pharmaceutical sector
  • To give participants the opportunity to understand how to develop their own leadership potential