I get questioned all the time about corporate leadership programs from organizations that are really committed to training their team.
There is a war on talent, and talent has won the war.
If you want to keep talented people, you’ve got to have great leadership.
Without great leadership, talent will leave you to work for your competitor.
This is creating problems for organizations because they don’t have good training programs for leaders that build diverse, high performing teams in a world class workplace culture.
Whether you do it online or offline, it is paramount to find a program that will help your leaders get better.
You finally realize that it’s time for you to move on to a job where your talents are appreciated.
Now, you’re evaluating what you should be looking for in your next executive role.
You’ve been through the fire before and you know how hard it is to work in an organization with a leader that doesn’t value your skills and a team that doesn’t respect your expertise.
This doesn’t allow you to help the people you came to help; the patients and the frontline members that look up to you.
You need to be in an environment that nurtures you but there is a chance you can jump out of this frying pan and into one that’s worse.
You need to slow down and really think about what environment you want to be in and what it takes to be successful as a leader.
There are more than 5,000 hospitals in America and they all have leadership teams.
Every year, there are people who want to reach a higher level in healthcare.
These people are looking for leadership development programs to get them to the next level.
Everyone needs to understand why leadership in nursing is important.
Let me explain what’s happening right now.
There are 9.7 million healthcare workers on the front lines in healthcare.
It is projected that in the next five years, 6.5 million of those workers will leave the healthcare industry and not come back.
It is also projected that only 2 million people will replace that 6.5 million leaving.
This means that in the next five years, we’ll be in a healthcare crisis.
Right now is the time for you to be a nursing leader with impact.
At some point, every leader wonders how to overcome fear.
Maybe the fear is making the decision to leave the organization and retire.
Maybe the fear is making the wrong decision in a time of crisis.
No matter what, all leaders will be confronted with fear at some point.
And you must overcome this fear.
We all need wisdom.
We need experiences in our life to help us make prudent and effective decisions over time.
Sometimes, we mistake knowledge and expertise for wisdom.
If you don’t have wisdom, you will get into a pattern of making mistakes over and over again.
We rely on knowledge to tell us what we’re supposed to do.
Knowledge is the foundation to being able to deal with circumstances.
But if you really want to be successful, you need wisdom.
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.
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.
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.
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.