In: Personal Development

22
Jan

Using Curiosity to Deal with a Territorial Coworker

Cheryl had her chair, her computer, and her med cart. Everyone in the ICU knew this; even the physicians, who wouldn’t dare sit in Cheryl’s chair and use her computer if she was in sight.  One night, Liz, one of the newer nurses, sat in Cheryl’s chair to document on her patient – on Cheryl’s computer. One of the techs warned her, “You had better not let Cheryl see you sitting in her chair.” But Liz…

18
Dec

10 Steps to Building Your Resilience

Resilience

Can you believe that another year is almost over?!? The older I get, the faster the years seem to fly by. It seems like just yesterday I was a young adult venturing out to my first day of being a real nurse. Thirty four years later (yikes!), I sit here at my desk writing to you and sharing ways to strengthen your professional practice. Each year in between has given me insight and experiences, both good…

26
Jun

4 Easy Ways for Passionate Nurses to Beat Burnout

One of the best compliments I received came from a nurse a few weeks ago.  It was during nurses’ week, when she heard my keynote, “Celebrate Nursing: Human by Birth – Hero by Choice.” She told me that she had been feeling burned out in her role as a nurse lately, but that while listening to me talk about nurses as heroes, she was reminded of why she choose nursing in the first place. That reminder,…

10
Apr

10 Things Every Employee Should Know About Their Leaders

10 Things Every Employee Should Know About Their Leaders

I recently wrote an article about the 10 things leaders needed to know about their employees. This article generated a lot of conversation on social media, which in my opinion, is because of the wide disconnect between employees and their leadership team. Many employees blame their leaders for their stressful work environment and think their leaders COULD do more to make it better but don’t for many different reasons. They wish their leaders would remember what…

30
Jan

Harassment, #MeToo, and Bullying: Gaining Clarity

Harrasment, #MeToo & Bullying_ Gaining Clarity (1)

Have you noticed the uptick in the number of women who are coming forward with stories of sexual harassment? Hollywood actresses banded together showing their support and solidarity by dressing in black at the Golden Globes, every news channel, publication, and social media platform are writing stories about sexual harassment, and the #metoo campaign is now a worldwide phenomenon. WHAT’S HAPPENING? The #metoo campaign went viral in October 2017 to demonstrate the prevalence of sexual harassment…

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