May 12 is International Nurses Day, the day that we acknowledge the heroes of the medical profession. Nurses are the tireless workers who administrate the overall health strategy of patient care. Nurses make the sick well, because they manage the process of bringing a person from a state of illness to a state of health.
Leadership is like nursing in that it is a process. The overall strategy may come from a variety of places but ultimately the leader must facilitate moving the organization from its current state to the new paradigm. While leadership isn’t as compelling as managing the health and well being of other persons, it should be seen as a process. Appreciate your nurses and appreciate your leaders, both are needed to restore a sense of health and balance.
Connie Hanner is a PhD student in non-profit organizational leadership and a veteran of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Visit her website at http://www.conniehanner.com. Find her on Face Book, Linked In and follow her on Twitter.