In the sea of chaos, where do you look for the North Star?
Sep 22, 2023
We often feel overwhelmed as issue after issue lays itself at our feet. Many things must be done and concerns addressed in a leader’s day. Today’s environment in healthcare feels like...
How does longevity impact stability?
Sep 13, 2023
Outside of the two years when I left for another gig at our local hospital, I’ve been with this organization since 1999. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what that means. Some good friends...
Can the past inform the future for leaders?
Aug 25, 2023
It was a lively debate on how much we should look backward to then look forward. I commented that we must look to the past to inform the future. Another person protested that the past is the past. It needed...
What does ‘stability’ mean to you?
Aug 16, 2023
Last month (“Leaders, how stable are you? Really?”), I posed a question related to the word “stability.” I was really impressed with the responses and thought you would appreciate the variety of...
Creating ‘fixers’ for a new generation of nursing home leadership
Aug 07, 2023
Indiana’s largest skilled nursing operator is developing a new program to advance leaders across the organization’s footprint, focusing on soft skills and people management techniques that are necessary...
Are you a good shepherd?
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Aug 01, 2023
I think most people are familiar with Psalm 23. It’s the one that starts with “The Lord is my shepherd,” talks about walking in the shadow of death… you know, that one. If you don’t go...
Leaders, how stable are you? Really?
Jul 19, 2023
Quick. Without overthinking, does your mind go to a positive or negative space when you hear the word “stability?” Answer, please. As I tripped going down my stairs today, I cursed myself for not...
Prioritizing staff members’ well-being shown to alleviate shortages: study
Jul 13, 2023
Researchers have found that nursing homes with leaders demonstrably committed to worker safety, health and well-being had staff turnover rates 10% lower than facilities with leaders who did not champion...
Compassion in leadership
Apr 26, 2023
Everyone has something. Do you know what that “something” is for your team members? Recently, I was reminded that our teams, many times, are fighting a battle we may know nothing about. They...
The Gossamer Thread
Mar 29, 2023
Work relationships matter. It has taken me 20-plus years to truly appreciate that. Looking back, one relationship that started as a gossamer thread turned into a steel cable taught me more about trust...