Her definition of what is a servant leader
being confident in your leadership abilities while being able to help others
not just dictate but be willing to serve the staff and patients
it says it in the name
E.E., Unit Clinical Coordinator
worked on the floor for 8+ years from a CNA to RN, BSN CRRN
Recently transitioned into this new position
"feels weird to be a leader on paper"
Pushes others to get to their full potential
Show others how to push through the tough times
"The ability to empower others require you first to feel empowered"
"Confidence in my ability to lead"
I care for my staff and the well being of the patients
Humble in my new position
How do you handle suggestions/feedback?
I fight for my unit, we can't handle everything thrown our way
If we don't have adequate staff, we can't take everyone who walks in the door.
We care for the Veterans, and we should do it in excellence.
Textbook version of servant leadership
Focuses on the leaders need to serve (Finkleman, 2016)
Engages, celebrates and praises staff (Finkleman, 2016)
This idea of serving first and the ability to foster relationships are common characteristics of some of the best nursing leaders. (Falhberg and Toomey, 2016)