Tag Archives: Nurse

Who’s Working Harder?

Not long ago I was working with Nell, a nurse leader who was challenged with managing one of her direct reports. Nell is a competent executive whose skill and expertise contribute mightily to her organization’s success. But like all of … Read more»

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When Blind Spots Rule

Does this sound familiar to you: Several members of your managerial team make efforts to create a positive workplace and support their fellow team members beyond what is expected.  On this same team, you also have members who do not … Read more»

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The Challenges of a Job Change

Most of us will change positions or relocate, or both, sometime during our careers. How are we going to handle these changes? What if a change is not one that we anticipate or initiate? How will that affect our emotions and our capacity to be … Read more»

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Leading a Team That’s Disengaged

(This article was originally published by Elsevier Inc. in Nurse Leader). At a recent gathering of nurse leaders, one of the participants, Callie, approached me with obvious concern. She began by saying that her team is “checked out.” She went … Read more»

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Honoring Nurses: Compassionate. Caring. Valiant.

It’s National Nurses Week and, while I honor it every year, this year is different… and special. Last spring, one of my closest family members was diagnosed with a fast-growing and potentially deadly cancer. After exploring all the treatment options, … Read more»

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