October 16, 2018
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Watch our video on having “Insight” Insight, the fourth SurTHRIVELeadership element, is all about looking below the surface. It’s about looking for patterns in the subtext of ordinary and extraordinary things, finding connections that weren’t obvious at the outset. To provide insight, one must seek the why’s or how’s of a certain event to give a new perspective

October 9, 2018
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Watch our video on being “Realistic” In order to make the intangibility of hopes and dreams into tangible plans and goals, one must first determine how that transition is made. This requires being Realistic, the 3nd element of SurTHRIVELeadership. A realist knows the extent of their abilities and is well aware of every resource at their disposal. In

October 2, 2018
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Watch our video on having “Hope” The 2nd element of SurTHRIVELeadership is Hope. One might think, “of course, everyone has hope”. True, I believe hope is something intrinsic to everyone. But when you you take a closer look at it, you realize how much hope really plays a part in quality leadership. To have hope means to

September 25, 2018
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Watch our video on being “Tested” Everyone has been through difficult times; events that test their character, their beliefs, their emotional and physical strength. They can be significant once-in-a-lifetime events, or they might simply be the challenges of everyday life. Some have a positive outcome, like a job search, and others, like the loss of

August 14, 2018
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Let’s face it – the field of aging services is a change driven, chaotic environment. You start each day with plans and goals in place, only to find those altered by staffing challenges, resident needs, problem follow-up, and occasionally a visit from “friends” from the health department. So how do you find success in this

July 24, 2018
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In our last blog post, we looked at the Vision of Lindashell.com; the ideal future we strive to create. We want to see long-term care fundamentally change to an industry of evidence-based practices that are routinely reviewed and ethics that are routinely prioritized. And, rather than throwing every plan at the wall to see if

July 17, 2018
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When Lindashell.com was started, we wanted to make a commitment. A commitment to do passionate work in the field long term care and to the values that drive that passion. That commitment is crystalized in our 3 key statements of Vision, Mission and Focus. There are two main reasons we choose to adhere to these

June 26, 2018
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Have you ever worked for a boss who kept calm and positive even when under tremendous pressure? If so, you probably remember how that person’s attitude impacted the stress-filled environment in a very positive way. Nurse leaders carry an enormous amount of responsibility for multiple tasks in long-term care: budget, documentation, supervision, equipment, census, quality

June 19, 2018
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The past two weeks, we’ve explored what an employee-first culture consists of and how it benefits employees and employers alike. The question now is, what are the first steps for putting a structure like this into place? And why is starting this transition process so difficult for some organizations? This is what Vineet Nayar’s book “Employees First, Customers