The Box is Very Small

Recently, I coached a team of well-respected nurse leaders. We had embarked on a leadership development initiative to increase their effectiveness as individuals and as a group. We were well into a candid review of the team’s concerns and opportunities when one of the prominent group leaders said, “It would be nice if we could do that, but we can’t. Remember, the box we are in is very small.”

She was referring to the numerous systems and complexities in which they operate.She was talking about the stands taken by other senior leaders, their board of directors, their organizational policies and politics, and layers of regulations and accreditation criteria. While some team members may have questioned her statement, most took it literally. This leader’s belief that “the box is very small” created or solidified a reality for the rest of the team…Read The Full Article

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