In his presentation, Extraordinary Leadership: What’s it Worth, Scott K. Edinger, of top researching firm Zenger/Folkman, said “if you are looking in every nook and cranny for profit dollars, leadership may be the one place where there is a large yet hidden pile of money.”
Nurse Leadership Development
The Atticus Group Leadership Development Strategies
- Nursing Strategic Plan
- Leadership Unique Success Profiles ©
- Comprehensive Nursing Leadership Academy
- Recruitment of Nurse Leaders
- Succession Planning
- Leadership Competencies (skill and behavioral)
- World Class Service Education
- Novice to Expert Curriculum Development
- Leadership Career Planning
55% of hospital nurses plan to retire between 2011 and 2020, according to Nursing Management Aging Workforce Survey released in July 2006 by the Bernard Hodes Group. As a result, competition for nurse leaders will heat up considerably and healthcare organizations are paying close attention to succession planning, leadership development, retention and support of their leadership talent. Creating a comprehensive Nursing Leadership Academy (NLA) is a cutting edge strategy to Grow Your Own nurse leaders.
Does your current leadership training offer the structure to identify emerging leaders, develop long term career plans, provide mentoring, education and financial support aimed at growing your own leaders? Do you have multiple leadership pathways such as; management, clinical specialization, education, public relations and research? Many organizations provide tuition support so that their best and brightest RNs can receive advanced education. Then, these excellent nurses leave the organization because opportunities to utilize their education are not available.
By creating a Nursing Leadership Academy, your organization will have a pool of nurses who have completed the pre-requisites for leadership and are prepared to enter the NLA as a novice nurse leader Using your current foundation, we will help you create a core curriculum, skill and behavioral competencies, and multiple leadership pathways. And, incorporated throughout each curriculum will be world customer service education.
Even small healthcare organizations have the resources to create a Center of Nursing Excellence with a comprehensive Leadership Academy. The Atticus Group will help you identify low cost education and training, as well as access many of the tools developed by national nursing organizations.
Unique Success Profile© (USP)
Best in class organizations align business objectives with the people responsible for achieving them. A Unique Success Profile© (USP) clearly defines the ideal combination of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors (KSABs) required by people in each professional role to achieve specific business outcomes.
Improving quality and safety, patient experience, Value Based Purchasing scores, physician engagement and profitability are just a few of the business objectives hospital leaders are focusing on for 2012. Aligning exceptional nurse leaders with these clinical and business objectives is the key to successfully achieving them.
USPs require some work up front, however, once created they provide a business-focused measurement of professional success for all employees. They ensure an organization is hiring, promoting and investing exclusively in top performers capable of understanding and achieving the organization’s goals.
According to the Baldrige Report, 2011-2012 Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, “A healthcare organization’s workforce engagement, development, and management, should be addressed in an integrated way (i.e., aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives and action plans). A USP is the single best tool to align employees with organizational objectives and clearly tie employee performance to organizational outcomes.