It’s an important time to have the conversation in the healthcare environment about the reality of the healthcare leader given the national call to address clinician burnout.Leaders are you struggling to manage your workload, prioritize all the competing demands and find time for your family? Do you feel responsible for helping the staff but at the same time wonder how much more you can take?In this episode we talk about healthcare leaders taking care of themselves in order to support and care for their staff.If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to help your staff and if you are not already, you may burnout in the long run. You are equally important. You matter. Sacrificing your well-being for the staff isn’t going to help them in the long run. You will not be able to support them, if you are burnt out.Healthy, thriving organizations start with the individuals who work in them, both leaders and staff. Taking care of you first can result in you becoming resilient, having a positive sense of well-being, with more energy and enhanced productivity. Taking care of you is an opportunity to learn what it takes, to walk the talk and to role model those behaviors for your staff and your peers. It is difficult to lead others, especially if you have not been on the journey yourself.Begin your journey by listening to this episode and carefully consider how you can take care of you first and become a thriving, resilient leader.
March 11, 2020