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Optimistic October 2022 Calendar

Inspire your team to be more OPTIMISTIC during the month of October by sharing 31 ways to promote a professional, respectful, and supportive workforce culture in your department.

HWI Quarterly Best Practice Magazine

To help healthcare leaders improve culture, we’ve created an ongoing resource, our HWI Quarterly Best Practice Magazine, designed to help leaders continuously adopt healthy workforce best practices into the very fabric of their organizations.

The Healthy Workforce Institute’s Disruptive Behavior Survey

Get your copy of HWI’s latest research findings on the most common ways disruptive behaviors show up in healthcare in our newest report, A Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Assessing Common Disruptive Behaviors Using a New Validated Survey Tool! (New validated survey tool inside!). 

Disruptive Behavior
Research Report

The evidence is clear. When bullying and incivility go unaddressed in healthcare, bad things happen to patients and employees. Our latest research at the Healthy Workforce Institute shows, when leaders are equipped to address disruptive behaviors, the good employees stay, patients achieve better outcomes, and resources are preserved.

Bully Assessment Tool

The bullies can’t be everyone else. What if it’s you?

Download our free survey to find out!

4 Steps To Stop Nurse Bullies

Bullying is destructive. Nurses who are the target of bullying may call off work, get sick, or even quit. Healthcare loses productivity, risks medical errors, and loses excellent nurses every year due to this problem. 

It’s time for bullying to stop.


5 Worst Mistakes Leaders Make When Addressing Bad Behavior

The key to dealing with disruptive behaviors effectively is to be AWARE of these mistakes, why you make them, and what you should do from now on to AVOID them.

5 Ways to Beat Burnout

With or without a global pandemic, being a nurse isn’t easy. I bet at some point in your career, you felt like all of your energy was used at work and you had nothing left to give your family when you came home. 

What if it didn’t have to be that way? 

Enough! Eradicate Bullying & Incivility in Healthcare: Strategies for Front Line Leaders

A guide to finally teach healthcare leaders the essential skills they need to address disruptive behaviors and cultivate a professional workplace. This book shows you how to finally put an end to bullying & incivility!

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Do No Harm Applies to Nurses Too! Strategies to Protect and
Bully-proof Yourself at Work

Finally! A solution to nurse bullying. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CSP, a bullying and incivility expert with extensive experience in healthcare, tackles the dirty secret that has plagued nursing for years.

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Celebrate Nursing: Human by Birth – Hero by Choice

In this book, you will learn simple, practical tips to help you become more heroic in your practice and to inspire you to believe you make a difference.

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From Exhausted to Extraordinary: Strategies to Reverse Nurse Fatigue

Nurse fatigue and burnout are alive and well. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Download a free chapter of my book to learn one strategy to help you beat burnout!


Nurse Bullying eBook (vol. 1)

A collection of articles on nurse bullying and conflict in the workplace written by Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CSP.


Nurse Bullying eBook (vol. 2)

A collection of articles on nurse bullying and conflict in the workplace written by Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CSP.


Inspire your team to make the decision to BE COFFEE during these challenging times.

As burnout and bullying continue to rise, healthcare professionals struggle to cope. My hope is that you read this story that inspired me many years ago, recognize that you have a choice in how you respond to our continued challenges, and make a decision to be COFFEE!


10 Stress Relievers for Nurses

Chronic stress results from repeated exposure to conditions that cause your body to release stress chemicals, which can damage your mental AND physical health if elevated for too long. As a healthcare professional, you are faced with stressors every day. The following represents my personal favorite PROVEN strategies to reduce the stress response and squash cortisol stress!


27 Quotes to Give Nurses Strength and Courage to Continue Caring for Patients

Inspire yourself and others to have strength and courage to continue caring for patients with these 27 quotes.

10 Tips to be a Successful Nurse


After many years as a nurse, I’ve learned that every nurse can succeed IF they commit to these 10 tips.

10 Tips to be a Successful Nurse

Facts on Bullying, Incivility, and Disruptive Behaviors in Healthcare

This fact sheet provides you with the latest evidence regarding disruptive behaviors and their impact on employees and patients.

33 Scripts to Address Disruptive Behavior When You Don’t Know What to Say

Strategies For Healthcare Leaders

We’ve made it easier for you to confront a disruptive employee by providing you with powerful scripts you can use to handle 8 situations that show up in the workplace.

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