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 […]

Are you Trustworthy?

  Guest Post By Naomi D. Jones I was watching Judge Mathis today where an ex girlfriend put her child’s fathers personal business on the internet. She wrote on Facebook that he was in arrears on his child support. Though it was true, the judge ruled that though it was not defamation of character, it was an invasion of privacy. She told people information that they didn’t need to know. This made me think of a situation that I have run across several times in my career as a nurse. Have you run into the person who may be your […]

One thing that will make you Win

            Many of you chose a nursing career because you wanted to care for the sick. Caring for someone else brings a lot of personal satisfaction and joy. I’m sure you were surprised, like I was, when you realized that you have to work with some overly competitive coworkers. Some of them use very unethical means to look better than you and are not ready to work with you as a team. Many employers would argue that competition is good for the company because it brings motivation and adds productivity. The flip side to this […]

5 Reasons Why Caregivers and Nurses Are Afraid To Lead.

Caregivers and nurses Afraid to lead

“Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.”   Donald Rumsfeld A number of caregivers and nurses are afraid to lead. The thought of being in charge of the shift or managing a department is terrifying. You come up with different reasons and excuses as to why you would rather not be the chief. In this article I want us to look at some of the reasons you give for being afraid to lead. 1.     Decision Making Many of you are afraid of making decisions on behalf of others. You tend to have thoughts like, “what if […]