Building your Leadership Toolkit

The launch of our NEW ‘The Confident Vet Nurse’ programme has got us thinking about confidence, specifically what it is and how we develop it. After mulling this over some more, it appeared many of our thoughts link back to leadership, whether that’s self-leadership or leading others. All too often nurses find themselves navigating a journey of development where they find themselves in leadership roles having little opportunity for training or development of the skills required to be a great leader. Here are a few top tips to help you build your leadership toolkit from the ground up...

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The Blame Game

Recently, more than ever, veterinary teams have had to work under additional and uncharted pressures, and working under these increased or extended periods of stress can have a negative impact on the culture and environment you work in – if you let it. Culture naturally evolves and changes and so it is something which needs to be monitored and fine-tuned on a regular basis. Many factors contribute towards culture, and achieving one of proactivity, positivity and teamwork, and one which nurtures a no-blame culture, can be crucial to an efficient, effective practice.

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Dealing Effectively with Angry Clients

When approached by, or directed to, a client who is angry what is your initial reaction? Are you already internally reacting, quickly forming assumptions, and preparing for battle? How are you arriving? Taking 5 minutes to prepare and move your mindset from emotional and reactive to calm and logical will enable you bring the client down the emotion scale.

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The Power of Positivity

Talk of the power of a positive mindset is common, and there is in fact ample evidence to support the affect positive thinking can have on our physical health, our mental well-being and our performance. Moving from a negative bias to a positive mindset is proven to have significant mental and physical health benefits whilst increasing our ability to overcome challenges.

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Get involved in a research study whilst receiving FREE Online CPD!

We're giving away the opportunity to receive FREE online training designed to improve team communication, as well as the chance to take part in research to increase our understanding of team communication and provide evidence on how best to improve it.

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Post COVID Reboot - Why Now?

As we now start to see a way forwards to a new way of working, and the dust starts to settle the opportunity arise to draw breath, take control and give yourself a mental and physical health check.

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