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Leading the Way

Nursing leaders provide guidance, motivation, and support. Within this ANA exclusive content, you’ll hear from leaders throughout the profession talking about leadership skills, their own mentors, and the work they’re most proud of.

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Leading and engaging Millennials requires a new skillset.

Millennials expect more coaching and regular feedback than past generations in the workplace
A leader-coach mindset requires collaborative skills and less advice-giving.
Coaching, rather than traditional leading, may encourage Millennial nurses to grow in place rather than change jobs . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Innovate and track the outcomes.
By Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, BSN, MHSA, RN

Gratitude is a simple concept that we’re all familiar with, but it may be difficult to routinely express it in our everyday work environment. Imagine starting each shift with nurses and other healthcare professionals huddled together . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

How do you become a great leader in a multigenerational workplace?

Millennials who strive to be leaders must embrace rules of engagement, read leadership books, make a plan to improve, and seek guidance from other generations on personal growth.
Become the leader you wanted your superior to be by . . .

April 2018 Vol. 13 No. 4

Find an opportunity to address workplace civility.
Ric Cuming,EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is senior vice president and chief nurse executive at the twice Magnet®-recognized Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, and a Delaware Nurses Association member.

Among his passions is promoting respectful, healthy work environments. An . . .

August 2017 Vol. 12 No. 8

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Accepting the gift of feedback can lead to transformative change.
Key Takeaways
– Nurse retention is closely linked to the relationship staff have with managers.
– Avoiding career derailers is critical to leadership success.
– The most effective leaders are coachable and see feedback . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

By Donna Grande, MGA
Empower your team through shared responsibility.
In this world of social media, where people focus on self-promotion, it seems odd to address the issue of humility. But humble leadership is imperative in today’s world. Humble leaders are critical for creating environments that enable diversity . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Networks help you advance your career, provide high-quality care, and support your colleagues.

Professional networks are crucially connected to quality patient care.
Building a professional network can take two paths: a network in your immediate clinical environment or one created through an organization.
Professional networking has rules, such . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Use your clinical expertise to communicate with your community.
By Alice Benjamin, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

It’s no secret that nurses are the heartbeat of healthcare, working long hours to take care of patients and their families, including providing them with the education they need to understand their health . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Our trajectory as nurse leaders frequently begins when someone notices our clinical acumen and informal leadership skills. We’re handed a set of keys to an office and asked to take on a management role. Not surprisingly, we may question if we really know how to do every part of our expanding role, from budgets to quality metrics to program implementation and management focused on outcomes.

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Employee engagement begins with an organization’s leaders… Management expert Ken Blanchard once said, “What motivates people is what motivates people” meaning that each person is motivated in his or her own way and by his or her own unique aspirations and preferences.

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

As the 2014-2015 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies (now the National Academy of Medicine), Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, focused on childhood bullying prevention and policy. (The scholarship is supported by the American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association [ANA], and American Nurses Foundation.) Cohen, who is an ANA-NY member, is a clinical professor at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

December 2017 Vol. 12 No. 12

As part of its ongoing initiative sponsored by the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to recognize nurses in board leadership roles, the American Nurses Foundation interviewed Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN. Edmonson is the chief nursing officer (CNO) at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, a three-time designated Magnet® hospital.

November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

ANA’s 2016 Distinguished Membership Award recipient wants to see nurses on the campaign trail.
A passion for working with children and families inspired Judith Huntington, MN, RN, to begin her career as a staff nurse on the pediatric surgical unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where her leadership skills . . .

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