A number of years ago, I completed a PhD called “All Hands on Deck” reflecting the dire need in hospitals for all clinicians to operate at their greatest potential – and not to subjugate or diminish themselves to make others feel more superior.
I have canvassed hundreds of clinicians to gauge their views on what characterised managers who engaged or disengaged them most. I found that the single most significant factor that impacts on how engaging a manager is not how competent they are – it is the approach they take to doing their role and interacting with their team. We know […]
Most of us live life like it’s endless, and someday down the track it will be the perfect life we always aspired to have. We get so caught up in ourselves, the business of work, worry and wonder what tomorrow holds, whether we are doing the right things, saying the right things, that we forget […]
As I get older, I find it harder and harder to remember everything I must remember. Is it my age or is it that I am just doing more? Probably both. Whenever I rely on my head to hold everything I must remember I am invariably disappointed, frustrated, and spin a little out of control […]
Have you ever had moments in high stress, pressure cooker moments when you just could not think? Have you ever hoped or wished you could stop feeling stressed or manage your state in any given moment? Being able to effectively do this is being able to step into your ultimate power. I want to share […]
That is what I hear all the time from managers. They are in the driver’s seat. They feel highly exposed. Every day they must make the decisions, many of which can have devastating consequences if that go bad. One of the participants in a recent Clinician 2 Manager workshop expressed this fear, recalling decisions she […]
If you have read my book, “Laying Bare the Power of You” then you will already know that ‘courage’ is, I believe, one of the key ingredients in self-empowerment. And, as has been said by hundreds before me, courage is not the absence of fear but the preparedness to feel the fear and do it […]
She had reached the end of her endurance and felt empty, sad, anxious and defeated – and still didn’t want to give up. It had been another bad month with 10 staff short. Anne (not her real name) was on the floor more times than managing the unit. She was now so far into the […]