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5 Signs You’re In A Toxic Workplace

If you’re wondering if you’re working in a toxic workplace, there’s some apparent signs around you and you need to know them.

Toxic workplaces are organizations that are declining.

They may be preparing for a lawsuit or other challenges.

Toxic workplaces can easily become discriminatory workplaces.

These are the organizations we rea about on the front pag of Wall Street Journal and USA Today because of the bad culture.

If you are in a toxic workplace, you’ve got to find a way out of it.

How to See Yourself As a Leader

What does it mean when you don’t see yourself as a leader?

It means you’re not contributing all of your talents to your organization.

You’re suffering from self-doubt and you’re not having the impact that you could have because you don’t see yourself as a leader.

You know what you should be doing and that may be from preconceived notions that we’ve heard about what it actually means to be a leader.

You hear phrases like “They were born to lead” but you don’t feel that way about yourself.

If you’ve gotten to this point in your career, here are the reasons you don’t see yourself as a leader.

What To Do When Your Team Won’t Speak Up 

A struggle that some leaders face is their team not having the courage to speak up about things they witness.

It is detrimental to an organization when people see things that are wrong but don’t speak up about them and a huge part of that is caused by you, their leader.

Do Women Make Good Leaders?

This is an interesting question that I get asked often.

Of course women can be good leaders.

As a matter of fact, when we don’t have enough women leaders, it creates many challenges., especially in industries where women are the majority employee.

About 80% of the healthcare industry consists of women.

It should not even be questioned if women make good leaders.

How to Build a Resilient Work Culture

Organizations and the people inside of them are beat down.

They’re burnt out, overworked and underpaid.

Because of this, people are walking away from their jobs.

Eight million people quit their jobs in the summer of 2021.

500,000 nurses are predicted to quit their jobs in 2022.

The turnover rate for nurses is between 18-24%.

Take a look at the food industry. How many people hav walked away from restaurant jobs?

It seems like every place you can go to eat, they are short staffed, and the service is not where it needs to be because people are not resilient.

They can’t take it anymore.

This poses a challenge to leaders as they’re trying to build a team that survives through tough times.

How to Transition from Nursing Leadership to Executive Leadership

Nursing has a hierarchy.

It usually starts as bing an RN then working up to be a charge nurse.

Then charge nurses turn into a nursing management role.

From there, it’s a long journey to become a nursing director and an even longer journey to become a senior level executive.

Ultimately, the goal is to be a chief nursing officer.

Right now, that pathway is shorter than were it Neds to be.

Why? Because the American healthcare system is in a crisis.

It’s in a crisis of epic proportions.

Why You Should Talk About COVID-19 At Work

The question that has been lingering in people’s minds: Should I talk about COVID 19 at work?
The problem we have around health issues is that most of us don’t know the challenges we face.
People are relying on social media and rumor mills to understand this virus and how it impacts the body.
This is creating division in our country because people with no scientific knowledge claim to be experts.
And the vast majority of people are getting their information from sources that are not credible.
Yet, you as a leader in healthcare are doing nothing to educate people because you’re afraid it’s controversial.