Leadership Courage: Embracing Change to Rebuild


      The nurse leaders’ role in facilitating the creation of healthy work environments continues considering the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID pandemic. Rebuilding an energized, thriving workforce requires courageous leadership. Tackling human resource issues, disrupting silos, and discarding nonproductive processes necessitate a profound commitment to positive change. The nurse leader finds ways to connect with other leadership and staff to regain trust, handling each situation with empathic concern and thoughtful communication. A positive example of disrupting to rebuild is provided.
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      Angela S. Prestia, PhD, RN, NE-BC, is adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn School of Nursing in Boca Raton, Florida, and is a consultant at the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leader Academy and adjunct professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. She can be reached at [email protected]