Tag: leadership

Nursing Home Management Tools: The Leadership Library

One thing I  like to do is to make resources available to my staff to enable them the opportunity to continue to grow and expand their knowledge in longterm care and all the things that go with it. Some of these resources include books and dvds.  When I wa...

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Lombardi: What it Takes to Be Number 1

Vince Lombardi is known as one of the most successful football coaches in the history of the game.  He had a habit of creating winners.  His focus, however, was on fine-tuning each player – helping them become the best they could be.  A lesson can be ...

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Motivational Quote – Ziglar

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. -Zig Ziglar ...

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What to do with a Bad Employee?

I had someone tell me recently that they did not know what to do with a bad employee.  My first thought was, “What do you mean you don’t know what to do?  Teach them, coach them, hold them accountable, write them up when necessary, give them an a...

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Managing Upward: Dealing With Difficult Bosses

Almost everyone has one and at times they can be a royal pain!  Bosses!  How do you deal with a boss that has a completely different mindset and personality than yourself?  I have had several real winners in my career ranging from the immature-and-explosive...

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Emotional Control – The Nursing Home Leader’s Lost Attribute

One of the most difficult things I had to learn early on in my career is to control my emotions.  Emotional control, emotional maturity, whatever you want to call it, is one of the single most important things that will determine your success or failure.  I...

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Leadership and the River Bank Builder

Whenever someone used to ask me how I would describe my leadership style, I never had just one answer.  You see, it changes.  I am a leader for a large group of healthcare professionals.  I am also a coach for most of the time.  But I also am a mentor, ...

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