Optimism for 2019

By on Dec 30, 2018 in Leadership, NNBA

[What possibilities will 2019 bring to you? As I reflect on 2018 and plan what I’d like to accomplish next year, I am very cognizant of the opportunities that may arrive that are unplanned. For example, when writing the post below from 2014, I did not have an inkling of becoming the president of the NNBA. I just knew I wanted to serve the nursing community by...

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Michelle’s Commentary on American College of Healthcare Executives Survey

By on Feb 11, 2018 in Leadership, Nurse Entrepreneurs

Special message from Michelle Podlesni regarding recent news of importance for nurses.   You are familiar with my mantra on how, as nurses, we need to be aware of the legislative, financial, technological and social issues affecting healthcare, so we are better able to reframe our roles, and to remain marketable. I’d like to comment on the recent survey...

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Nurses Going for the Gold

By on Aug 22, 2016 in Leadership

“Success comes from knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of being.” – John Wooden, ESPN ranked Greatest Coach of All Time         I hope everyone enjoyed the Summer Olympic Games as much as I have the past couple of weeks. Looking at your Facebook posts, it appears you have! Amazing to see so much talent, skill, strength...

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After the M & A Nurses Need a Plan B

By on Aug 2, 2016 in Leadership, Nurse Entrepreneurs

“If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters!” – anonymous After the M & A Nurses Need a Plan B This is important news for close to two million nurses; Hospital merger & acquisition transactions continue to accelerate. 52 transactions took place in the first half of this year alone and we are only at the beginning of August. Having been through...

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Role Models, Coaches and Mentors

By on Apr 23, 2016 in Leadership, NNBA

Role Models, Coaches and Mentors + Your Work = Success “Today’s stumbling blocks are tomorrow’s stepping stones”  – Mary Sutherland I wrote about Role Models, Mentors and Coaches in my book Unconventional Nurse® because I wanted to share how important a role they each played in my ability to achieve success. If you are serious about wanting to be successful in...

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