There seems to be an assumption that because nurses are great clinically, or have been around for a long time, they should be promoted into management. But, nursing and management are two very different roles. We as nurses and midwives are great at getting things done, and doing them well. We are great at solving other people’s problems – which sometimes gets in the way of getting things done through others – which is what great managers do well.
In this video, I share the key shifts that occur when you step into management.
Which of these shifts are the most surprising or most challenging to you right now?