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  • To drive meaningful change, leaders must take the first step and listen to their employees
    To drive meaningful change, leaders must take the first step and listen to their employees DEC 13, 2017

    What is employee engagement? Simply put, employee engagement is achieving buy-in from employees on the mission, vision and values of the organization. It’s having them agree with what we are doing and where we are going -- and ensuring that they want to be a part of it.

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  • Today, great things will happen
    Today, great things will happen NOV 12, 2017

    On a Tuesday morning, I got out of bed feeling anxious about what might happen that day. Our branch of American Nursing Care was in a rebuilding phase, and sometimes the results of my efforts to create order seemed little in evidence, at least to me.

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  • I thought you might need a hug
    I thought you might need a hug NOV 12, 2017

    I was walking down the ground floor hall when I saw Alicia, a unit secretary, leaning on the wall outside the elevators, waiting for one to open. I stopped to chat for a moment.

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  • The many faces of Jesus
    The many faces of Jesus NOV 12, 2017

    One day at my job, I was transferred to work at the extended care facility; an area different from one I normally work in. I was accustomed to the acute care environment, but this would be different: I would be caring for people in a health facility that serves as their home. I was out of my comfort zone.

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  • The non-stop flight to Seattle
    The non-stop flight to Seattle NOV 12, 2017

    My husband and I were so excited to fly to Seattle. My seat was in the third row, next to a delightful elderly lady who was extremely hard of hearing. About two hours into the flight, a flight attendant asked that anyone with a medical background to report to the front galley.

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  • To truly see
    To truly see NOV 12, 2017

    While working the night shift at St. Vincent Infirmary, a patient of mine forever changed my view on life.

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