Lessons from Being a Nurse Unit Manager
Working as a nurse unit manager was a huge adventure for me! I think that it’s a unique leadership position that has a lot of capacity to positively influence change in our teams and our patients’ lives.
In this episode, I will share my thoughts and ideas about being a nurse unit manager based on my personal experience. For me, it has been quite a learning experience, and it has definitely shaped how I function as a nurse coach to this day.
I’m going to tell you about the power of our team’s collective thoughts, the value of believing in our ability as a leader, and how it can impact the results in our ward. If you are wondering what it feels like to be a nurse unit manager, or if you’re a nurse unit manager yourself, this episode is definitely for you!
1:58 – Working as a nurse unit manager
4:33 – It’s not better there than here
5:40 – Blind Leading the Blind
7:22 – Healthcare and its lack of technology
9:10 – People Pleasing
11:15 – Your mindset matters
12:33 – The importance of your belief in your ability as a leader
14:25 – The value of sharing thoughts about the ward
15:58 – Impact of our thoughts as a team
17:40 – Growth vs loneliness
20:47 – Setting up boundaries as a NUM
21:55 – Knowing your low, middle, and top performers
23:36 – Circle of influence and circle of concern
27:57 – Having your own back!
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