Leading a Diverse Health Team

“Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.” ~ Immanuel Kant A few years ago, I worked with what I would call the most challenging team leader of any project. This lady had no real interest in the project. The irony was, she fought for the ‘Team Leader’ position and would be upset with anyone who appeared interested in the role. Once she got the role, she had no interest in seeing the success of the project. She would report to work and sit in the office reading a newspaper or drinking coffee. We […]

The Importance of Branding for Nurses

 Guest Post By: Erica MacDonald RN, BSN, MSN Are you satisfied with your nursing career? Are you feeling so confident in your current employment that you don’t ever plan to switch jobs? Or, are you ready for a career change such as job role, or even trying out a different specialty such as nurse entrepreneurship?   What is Personal Branding? No matter what point you are at in your nursing career, utilizing “branding” can make a huge difference at work or in your business. As a nurse, you probably think that “branding” is a marketing activity only used by businesses. […]

How Well Do You Delegate?

Nurses often find themselves in leadership roles by virtue of the fact that they have to work as a team. You will find yourself leading others even though you may not have a designated title. As a leader how well do you delegate? In this article, I want us to look at how you can become better at delegating and some advantages of delegating.   Define the project The first thing you want to do is define the tasks at hand and communicate them clearly. Stop thinking you are the only one who can do the job properly. Some people […]