Using I2E2: Step 1 – Involving the Team and Creating a Vision

Using I2E2:  Step 1 – Involving the Team and Creating a Vision                     Interim leaders are frequently challenged to engage a new team in improvements and change.  The first month of a nurse leader’s time with a team is about discovery: Appreciative Inquiry (AI).  The focus […]

Interim Leader Presentation to the Department Team

  Interim Leader Presentation to the Department Team   Thirty days into a new contract and you are primed to begin work with your team to achieve the improvements and goals determined through your efforts of the first weeks.  You have presented to the leadership team and now have clear direction as to what goals […]

Interim Leader as Consultant: Presentation to the Leadership Team

Interim Leader as Consultant: Presentation to the Leadership Team   DATA COLLECTED  It has been a grueling first month in your contract.  You have worked hard to meet with your team, get to know your peers, and learn about the organization.  Now you understand the status and functions of your team.  You have collected and […]

Develop The Big Picture

You are a month into your interim assignment as a healthcare leader.  In this first month, you have observed your team in action, met with every one of them to learn about their work and met with the department leaders who support your team.  What do you do next? How can you develop the big […]

OK, I’m in! Now what?

OK, I’m in! Now What? Each contract challenges interim healthcare leaders as they move into a new organization and must rapidly build relationships and win the trust of the leadership team and their new team.  As an experienced nurse leader, it is assumed that you know the expectations and are fully capable of self-directing.    Do […]

Healthcare is in Crisis Mode: Interim Healthcare Leaders Needed More Than Ever

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Healthcare leadership has always been challenging, and with the added strain created by the COVID pandemic, it is in crisis mode.  Interim nurse leaders have frequently been called upon to navigate change and address critical situations.  What skills are required, and why is an interim healthcare leader the best person to navigate the situation?   […]