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"NURSES Hold Healthcare in Their Hands!"
November 24, 2020
Leadership in a Pandemic
Throughout the country and the world, we're all in different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic—maybe you were in an epicenter or maybe you had the good fortune of being in a community that wasn't hit hard. Or perhaps you've experienced a deep personal toll. We're all trying to pick up the pieces of shattered norms, trying leadership, devastating loss, economic turmoil, sheltering at home, social distancing, and distraught staff. We're anxious to press the reset button.
What kind of leadership works on a battlefield? I've learned it requires quick thinking, flexibility, incident command structures, calm, confidence, visibility, communication, moral courage, caring, and disciplined decision-making. Leadership matters. Besides the speed of needed change, the challenges have included redesigning care and staffing models