RNWB Leadership

  • Communication and Collaboration

    October 05, 2022

    Leaders play an essential role in humanizing the workplace. One such way is to build social capital through empathetic communication and compassionate action. (1,2) Nurses would benefit from leaders who: Show patience and acceptance for diversity (2,3) Show sincere consideration for others as humans beings with specific needs (2) Value the individual person (3)  Lead … Read more

  • Leadership Responsibility

    Leaders are responsible for their staff experiences, roles, and well-being. As such, leaders can: Be acutely aware of the physical and mental well-being of every single employee. (1) Work alongside staff to identify and address well-being challenges. Staff should be given a safe space to express concern and discuss personal and work-related factors that inhibit … Read more

  • Leadership Support

    Organizations are responsible for their leaders’ effectiveness and staff’s well-being. Organizations are encouraged to demonstrate that they support and value leaders at all levels by incorporating healthy leadership modeling, development, onboarding, as well as ongoing coaching and training into the strategic plan to prioritize leader health and succession planning. (1,2) Leaders would benefit from: Peer … Read more

  • Leadership Development

    Organizations are recommended to encourage leaders and staff at all levels to continually strive to develop their leadership skills and competencies. Doing so increases current leaders’ ability to lead effectively as well as allows future leaders to grow into the pipeline. Some considerations to adopting this strategy include: Strategic succession planning (1) Identify and train … Read more

  • Leadership Modeling

    Leaders, including direct managers, are encouraged to model and become proficient in wellness practices, growth principles, and leadership qualities to establish professional norms. Such modeling could include: (1) Relational competencies (communication skills, approachability, empathy, visibility, etc.) (2) Advanced resilience skills (self-monitoring, decompression activities, self-advocacy, social connections, etc.) (3,4) Ethical and safety promoting qualities (5) Cognitive … Read more

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