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Nurse leaders: Deep Down, You Know What to Do

People want to work.  At their core, they want to do work that matters to them and makes a difference.  In the words of Daniel Pink we have an “innate need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world”.  Money often gets in the way of this.


I used to watch the Suze Orman show back in the day and her motto was “People first, then money, then things.”


And sure, maybe on the surface we feel like “yep, got it”.  But what if we dig deeper.  Often, it isn’t until we look at our behavior, our choices, and our words until we see if we really are putting people first before money and things.


As a healthcare worker seeking to change the system, I have noticed the healthcare system does it backward.  It seems that money is the priority and because poor patient outcomes and low patient satisfaction impacts the bottom line that we care about it.


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