Author: Renee Thompson

Dr. Renee Thompson is a keynote speaker, author and professional development/anti-bullying thought leader. Renee spends the majority of her time helping healthcare and academic organizations address and eliminate bullying behavior. To find out how you can bring Renee to YOUR organization or nursing event, visit www.healthyworkforceinstitute.com

01
Jan

10 Ways to Become a Better Coworker in the New Year

Become a Better Coworker

Turning the New Year is my favorite time of year for two reasons. One is that New Year’s Day is my birthday and when I was a kid, my parents told me that the ball dropping and all of the parties happening around the world were to celebrate me. Well, that delusion didn’t last long because the reality is, the celebration is New Year’s Eve – NOT New Year’s Day. On New Year’s Day, everyone is on…

25
Dec

2018 End of Year “Gifts” for Nurses

Nurse Gifts

Every day of my life a nurse reaches out to me asking for help with a bullying situation at work. It sometimes feels like such a heavy burden. Think about it – every day I am reminded of the badness in our profession. Some days, it can feel like a 500 lb weight on my shoulders while I’m climbing Mt. Everest. But don’t feel bad for me. Their stories stoke my fire to eradicate bullying and…

11
Dec

Nurse Bullying and Patient Safety: Understanding the 3 P’s of Safe Patient Care

Nurse Bullying

Disruptive behaviors in healthcare capture the attention of patients, providers, and even the community. You might think I’m talking about workplace violence, which is a concern in healthcare settings. However, I’m referring to bullying and other disruptive behaviors between professionals.  While most of the information shared about nurse bullying and incivility is linked back to the effects on the workforce, it’s critical we understand the impact of disruptive behaviors on patient outcomes. According to an article published…

27
Nov

5 Healthcare Leadership Principles from Navy Seals

Leadership

I’ve learned over the years that healthcare organizations need to do a better job equipping their front line leaders with the skills, strategies, and core principles they need to address and eliminate workplace bullying and incivility. When I perform organizational assessments, what I typically find included in new leader orientation, and ongoing development programs, are topics such as how to do payroll, the schedule, monitor quality metrics, the budget, etc. But what’s missing here? Yes!! How…

20
Nov

5 Quotes to Inspire a Heart of Gratitude

Heart of Gratitude

November marks the beginning of the holiday season. While December is all about giving, November is all about gratitude.  I wish November would last forever – not because of the turkey and certainly not for the snowy cold weather, but because it’s a month that encourages us to be thankful and to acknowledge our many blessings. I too can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life but for now; for today, let’s all…

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