A is a Nurse Manager in the NJ hospital. She was a floor manager in the medical surgical unit when this author first had a career as a registered nurse (RN) in the United Status. She was recently promoted to director of nursing. This interview was conducted by phone in Friday afternoon when her busy weekly schedule was over. In order to get her insight, 5 interview questions were sent in advance. The purpose of this paper is to understand how she motivates people and develops herself to be a true nurse leader.
What communication strategies do you use?
Timing when she should tell something (advice, warning etc)
What is the challenge to be a leader?
Cut private and business. Dealing with union (people like to use union as their support. Trying to work with union)
What strategies do you use to motivate people?
Building functional team to work and develop together.
How so you manage time?
Organization skills. Plan month, week, be flexible to daily change
What is your weakness?
People have different work ethics. It is east to get upset if people don’t motivate