In: Professional Development

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…

04
Dec

Resilience: A High Reliability Organization Principle

Resilience

Leaders know that high reliability is necessary in healthcare, where the consequences of error are high, and margin of error is low. But how do we ensure that our entire team understands the importance of high reliability when they are faced with challenging, ever-changing environments and dissonance in the workplace? A manager working in the ICU is told during her annual review to reduce her number of central line catheter infections and increase her staff satisfaction….

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…

13
Nov

5 Ways to Make Sure the Preceptor Isn’t the Bully

Nurse bully preceptors

Sandy was a new nurse and although she was nervous, she was relieved to find out she was one of 4 new nurses hired in her department. At least she wasn’t alone! During their first week of orientation, all 4 nurses were told to stop by the unit to find out who their preceptors would be. They all stood in a line as the manager told each nurse who would precept them. John’s going to be…

30
Oct

3 Types of Empathy Necessary For Effective Leadership

empathy

Emily is a newer nurse manager, and it seems her organization, like many other organizations across America, is feeling the effects of the national nursing shortage, coupled with trying to keep its head above water financially. In an effort to effectively use its human capital in a more efficient manner, Emily’s organization made the decision to float staff and increase patient care ratios. Emily found this out during a monthly leadership meeting. She left the meeting…

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