Tag: nurses

05
Dec

The Gifted Nurse: Perseverance

The Gifted Nurse_ Perseverance

For the month of December, I’m taking a bit of a diversion from my typical articles about creating professional, supportive, and nurturing work environments by eradicating workplace bullying and incivility. Instead, I thought it would be nice to focus on the gifts bestowed by successful nurses. In my 27 years as a nurse, I’ve admired, been humbled by, and worked along side some of the most amazing nurses in the world. These nurses not only inspired…

20
Nov

4 Creative Ways to Thank a Nurse This Thanksgiving!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving week is already here?! Although I’m surprised how quickly it’s arrived, I’m not surprised by all the things we have to be thankful for this year! Like many of you reading this, one of the things I’m the most grateful for are all the great nurses whom I’ve met over the years. Nurses who inspire others through their service and sacrifice. Nurses who demonstrate strength and courage during life and death…

07
Nov

How to Keep Toxic Co-Workers from Poisoning Your Career

How to Keep Toxic Co-Workers from Poisoning Your Career

I think we can all agree that toxic co-workers lead to a toxic work environment. But what do we do about it? While we can’t control other people’s actions, there are several techniques you can use to keep yourself from losing it while maintaining your work productivity. The majority of these things are based on mental strategy, making them unusually helpful because they rely on you and you alone. Although it can be difficult to be…

17
Oct

Get Rid of Bullies the Southwest Airlines Way!

Got Bullies- Get Rid of Them the Southwest Airlines Way!

You’re probably wondering what bullies have to do with Southwest Airline right about now. Let me elaborate.  I travel 45 out of 52 weeks in a year, which means I spend A LOT of time in airports.  Very often when a flight is almost ready to leave, I’ll hear the gate agent announce the names of the passengers that haven’t boarded yet.  “Gannon, party of 3. Please proceed to gate A2 for immediate departure, etc.” When…

21
Aug

Military Method To Transform Your Healthcare Team

If I walked into your unit right now and asked every employee what the mission of your unit was, I would probably get a dozen different answers. For some nurses, their goal might be to get everything done on their task list. For others, it might be to care for patients as if they were their own precious family. But as you know, for a few, their goal is to do the least amount possible, get the…

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