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Jul
04

Shifting perspectives – Transition into management

  There seems to be an assumption that because nurses are great clinically, or have been around for a long time, they should be promoted into management. But, nursing and management are two very different roles. Nurses are great at getting things done, and doing them well – at solving other people’s problems. And that […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Jun
26

No theory-practice gap – accelerating management learning

  Did you know that more information was created in the past 2 years than in the history of human kind? According to IBM research 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day – (18 or 30 zeros depending on whether you are in US or England) it’s a lot – that’s like 340 newspapers […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Jun
22

Fuzzy scope of practice and no handover

  One of the greatest challenges for nurses making the transition from clinical work to management fuzzy scope of practice and no one to handover to at the end of the day. There are so many demands on the unit manager, and they often think they have to do it all. And while this worked […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Jun
08

Teams – the organisational powerhouse or powersync?

  Here is a great article from Gallup setting out the rise of teams as the powerhouse of organisation. “To remain flexible in today’s fast-paced, digital marketplace, leaders are saying goodbye to traditional hierarchical models and are restructuring to develop dynamic networks of highly empowered, interdisciplinary teams. In a study of more than 7,000 executives […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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May
30

Group trumps individual intelligence – under right conditions

  Groups of people can be more than the sum of the individuals – but only if the conditions inside them allow the individuals to shine. In 2010, MIT released their findings that collective intelligence of the groups they studied explained 40% of their performance.  That’s a lot. And it didn’t matter how intelligent the […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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May
05

Customer Service in Health

  The power of the customer is growing and disrupting the health and aged care industry. Not surprising really when you consider that the largest group in our society, the Baby Boomers, are now reaching an age where their health and age is taking up more of their own attention that ever before. This group […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Apr
19

Ego is the ceiling of workforce capacity

  It occurs to me that other people’s ego can stop us from operating at our best – at our highest level of capacity – and the other people can be your peers, other professionals or it can be your boss. Since 2006 I have been working with nurses to advance their clinical capacity so […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Mar
28

Don’t be the wall that workers need to find their way around

  Managers and clinicians in public health are so busy they simply do not have time to think of better ways of working, of learning new ways of working that would make their work easier, more effective and more efficient. They are stuck in a busyness vortex that is keeping them stuck in time – […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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