I'm Janet, a nurse manager at Rock County Health Department in Southern Wisconsin. I started listening to Manager Tools after I got an Iphone and discovered podcasts! This has been a wonderful site to learn about how to be an effective manager. If it didn't focus on relationships I wouldn't be on board. What they said made sense to immediately and I am trying to apply the concepts. One on ones are going great, coaching ditto, feedback is hard, but I'm working on it! Nurses get zero training in these things, so thanks to the site for supplementing my education. I just finished my masters degree and not one course focused on influencing people, even though in health care that is what we do all day!
Last Friday I was offered the Director of Nursing position, and I don't believe I would have taken it if I hadn't discovered the great tools and philosophy of Manager Tools, so thanks for the promotion! I also have read a lot of the books that are recommended. Love the Marshall Goldman site to give me lots of inspiration.
Thanks to all of you that help make this "virtual" community great! If there are any other nurses out there -- reach out!