C2M Program

Mar
28

How to Manage your calendar

I just finished another day with a bunch of nurse manager focusing on tools, tricks and tips to manage time in an environment that is increasingly chaotic and overwhelming. And then I came across this short article on “5 tips to make your calendar work for you not the other way around”. It was heartening […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program . Time to Manage
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Feb
26

Putting out spot fires – no time to back burn!

Having canvassed hundreds of nurses and midwives who are either aspiring to be manager or are already managing teams, one of the things that worries them the most is managing the workload.   These people have characterised it in the following ways:   “Putting out spot fires – no time to back burn!”   “Chaotic” […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program . Time to Manage
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Feb
16

What are the core competencies I need to manage a unit?

Are you like me? Are you a nurse who has been promoted into management without prior preparation, training or education on what nurse managers do?   I remember when I made this first transition many year ago now – how incompetent I felt and how stressful that was.   As soon as I became a […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program . Time to Manage
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Jan
24

Take the first step in becoming an empowered leader

We know there is a direct correlation between how leaders think and how empowering they are.  Remember the best leader you ever had. Were they anxious, stressed, controlling – or were they self-confident, trusting, and calm? The secret ingredient is how they feel about themselves. So the very first step in becoming an empowered leader […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program
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Sep
25

Nurses/midwives turn healthcare around…

If you want to know what changes will make the most difference in the healthcare sector, ask a nurse or midwife. They are where the action is. They see how patients are experiencing their services and they know why they might not be giving the very best care. If you want to make the changes […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program . Managing Change
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Sep
04

So, you want to know how to fit everything in…

One of the big questions driving people to our “Clinician 2 Manager Acceleration Program” is: “How do I fit it all in and not forget anything?” Because when you start actually managing a unit in a hospital, aged care service or in a community care service, you quickly realise that the job is big, complicated, […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program . Time to Manage
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Jun
20

Do you have the ‘busy-ness’ syndrome?

The other day I watched a manager power through her unit at a great pace.  I was reminded of the mad hatter – she had that look about her and was walking and talking and speaking quickly to anyone who stopped her.  “Busy, busy, busy…….” was littered throughout her response. I worked with another manager some […]

By Amanda Edwards | C2M Program . Time to Manage
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Apr
27

Make your management count – How does knowing my budget empower me?

I am assuming that none of you are accountants; that, in fact, you started nursing not to manage budgets but to care for patients. Many of you have, to date, managed to avoid the whole ikky conversation about managing money in your units. We get that. But by developing this basic financial language and practice – it […]

By Elise Sullivan | C2M Program . Managing Budgets
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