Do you believe that?
This quote was said to me by one of my mentors and it's been on my mind since our conversation.
In my analytical brain, that means ANYONE can be a manager, right?
Does that also mean that anyone can be a Leader? Ehh, I don't know if that's true.
I believe leaders are born - they're not made.
A leader is someone who can see how things can be improved and who rallies people to move toward that better vision. Leaders can work toward making their vision a reality while putting people first. However, just being able to motivate people isn’t enough — leaders need to be empathetic and connect with people to be successful.
Leaders can be Managers, but every Manager can't be a Leader.
I often get asked why I don't apply for Nurse Manager positions. Simply put, I don't want to. It's a stressful job!
It's not my calling to be responsible for staffing, budgets, patient satisfaction scores, incidents and the like. A Nurse Manager is someone who has decision-making powers and control over certain processes in an organization. However they may not have what it takes to lead people to make change.
As a Nurse Educator and Professional Development Specialist, I am a Nurse Leader, and I take that role extremely serious.
A Leader can influence others through effective communication and insight. Leaders have a vision for the future that they inspire others to pursue. Nurse Leaders, also have a set of skills that set them apart from Managers.
Credibility is the foundation of leadership -- if people do not believe in you, they are unlikely to follow your lead. Here are nine traits that define great leadership:
One of the best ways to develop leadership skills is through nursing education. My favorite quote is "Knowledge is power. But sharing that knowledge is powerful." My daily responsibility to be a nursing content expert so I can share that information with aspiring, future, new to practice and experience Nurse.
That's literally why New Nurse Academy, LLC. was created.
I say all this to say, I take my job as your personal Educator and Preceptor. I am here to be your servant Leader. Whether you've formally worked with me by booking a session, or you read the newsletters and follow my IG page. I am here to help you connect the connects to get you to Nursing success.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my Mentor? Can all Managers be trained?