free course: 4 STEPS TO A WORLD CLASS WORKPLACE CULTURE

How To Improve As A Leader

You’ve got skills. 

Profession skills and technical skills. 

Sometimes, having skills lead us to believe that we know all it takes to be successful. 

You don’t. 

You must continue to acquire more skills as a leader. 

A leader that doesn’t grow their skills is on their way out the door. 

They’re on the way to being replaced because they don’t add value. 

There’s a reason that clinical leaders are forced to continue education each year. 

As much as you learn the first year after nursing school, there’s so much more to learn after that. 

There’s always changes in your industry that you’ve got to stay up to date with. 

The things you learn during your first leadership position may not be applicable when you’re the Chief Nursing Executive or the CEO. 

You must continue to invest in your skills. 

Focus on the thing that you will spend most of your days focused on. 

That’s not healthcare or finances. 

It’s your people. 

How are your people engaged and performing at work?  

How are they able to deliver excellent outcomes and care for the people that you serve?  

As a leader, your primary focus should be your people. 

Effective leadership is all about understanding the product. 

The product in a leadership environment are the people. 

Do you understand your product? 

What motivates them? 

What inspires them? 

What makes them tick? 

What excites them?  

What frustrates them?  

These are the things you need to know as a leader.  

Your job is to find these things out. 

Then use your skills to meet these concerns. 

That’s your responsibility as a leader.  

If you want to continue to have an impact, if you want to make a difference, you’ve got to find a way to continue to grow your skills. 

Anton
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Email

Recent Posts

How to Find The Best Corporate Leadership Programs

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.

Read More »

What to Look for in Your Next Executive Role

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.

Read More »