Using Polarity Intelligence to Address the Many Challenges Faced by Healthcare Leaders

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Using Polarity Intelligence to Address the Many Challenges Faced by Healthcare Leaders

October 20, 2023

Using Polarity Intelligence to Address the Many Challenges Faced by Healthcare Leaders

On episode 444 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN and Tracy Christopherson, PhD, MS, BAS, RRT, FNAP, whose dynamic and forward-thinking approach to the challenges faced by today’s healthcare leaders could be game-changer for those willing to think and respond differently.

In the course of their conversation, Keith and his guests discuss how lack of work-life balance and burnout are major challenges for nurses leaders, and why a new leadership competency — what Tracy and Michelle call Polarity Intelligence — is essential to combat burnout and turn the tide for these hard-working individuals.

Michelle and Tracy have been interprofessional leaders, friends and colleagues for over 30 years, and they are co-hosts of a top healthcare leadership podcast, Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast.

They have combined experience of more than 60 years working as consultants and coaches for healthcare organizations across North America, supporting healthcare leaders as they strive to create healthy, healing work cultures. They frequently speak at national and international leadership conferences on the topics of managing polarities, achieving work-life balance, and living a resilient life.

 Michelle and Tracy have also developed and apply the Dynamic Balance Effect® Framework to help healthcare leaders create work-life balance, live with intention, and be their best self at work and at home through their leadership coaching and mentorship programs.

They have a book coming out in January of 2024 called Polarity Intelligence: The Missing Logic in Leadership. Polarity Intelligence helps leaders overcome conflict, diverse perspectives, and persistent problems which is central to their success in all areas of life.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media ringmaster and newsletter wrangler.

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