By

Debra Harrison
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to consider how gratitude can change our lives and our hearts. It might be a routine for your family around the Thanksgiving table to share what they are thankful for this past year. Practicing gratitude is something that is not just a once a year activity. There is research to...
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I have had an opportunity to work with Nursing Leadership cohorts as a partner with several great MEDI Leadership coaches. One of the issues that comes up with almost every group is “How can I increase accountability in the organization?” They all wish they had a magic accountability button. There are many ways to define...
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Most of us would probably agree that making a decision isn’t difficult. We make decisions on a regular basis in our personal life – what to wear, what to eat, when to purchase a car, etc. The steps are clear: identify the issue, gather the evidence, consider options, act, evaluate for effectiveness….and then start again....
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Nurse Executives Balancing Patient Care, Organizational Goals and Nursing Staff  In my experience as a Chief Nursing Officer, I often found myself in a position to justify the cost of nursing. In my mind, I was thinking – what is so hard to understand about being at the bedside, providing care for patients 24/7, every...
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I had the great privilege and honor to be asked to present at the Marcus Evans CNO Summit in March. In preparing for the presentation, it was nice to have some time to reflect on the role of the nurse executive in transformation.  I know my invitation was based on my Emeritus Chief Nursing Officer...
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