Focus on the stories.
Healthcare professionals across the country and the world are maintaining a “Warrior Mentality” as they head to the frontlines of the COVID19 pandemic. On today’s episode, Rich Bluni, Studer Group Speaker, and author of Inspired Nurse, who has more than 25 years of nursing, risk management, and leadership experience, shares his perspective on the frontline professionals who are committed to a heroic service during a very challenging time. Whether you work in healthcare, are close to someone who does, or are just feeling a little anxious about today’s environment, Rich shares his experience and honest advice for dealing with fear and anxiety.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How are healthcare workers coping with the current conditions?
- What can people do to deal with their anxieties?
- Why is it important to focus on stories and gratitude to lift others up?
Remember your first day as a nurse? You thought, What a privilege to do this work! It's true. Few other professions afford the opportunity to impact lives on such a profound level, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Yet the same qualities that make nursing so deeply rewarding can also make it a challenge. Inspired Nurse helps us maintain and recapture those elusive qualities.
Successful leaders understand that employees are people. The key to showing appreciation is knowing employees as individuals, understanding what matters to them, and what type of gratitude has the maximum benefit to the employee and to the organization's goals. Gratitude is often forgotten or completed in random ways. Here are three keys to maximizing the idea of gratitude:
Rich is one of Studer Group's most sought after national speakers and the best-selling author of the award-winning books Inspired Nurse, Inspired Journal, and Oh No...Not More of That Fluffy Stuff!: The Power of Engagement. Rich brings a strong knowledge base of healthcare from both the frontline and leadership perspectives. Audiences love his ability to articulate the passion and energy so many nurses feel.
The Power of Storytelling
Studies are ongoing about storytelling's effects on the brain. So far, we know storytelling helps us gain perspective, increases empathy, and has positive results on our memory. Stories Inspire. Employees are motivated when they hear stories about how their work impacts people’s lives.