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Courageous Leadership is NOT About Being a Superhero

Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote for the annual conference of LeadingAge Iowa, an association for leaders of long-term care organizations. My topic was Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety. One of my key points was that courageous leadership is NOT about being a superhero, or expecting superheroness of the people you are responsible for leading.

In hallway conversations and my breakout after, I heard echoes of what Katie Boston- Leary – who leads the Health Nurse, Healthy Nation program at the American Nurses Association – wrote in her message for the Stay Strong For Us book. 

Healthcare workers are tired of being called superheroes. They want to see leaders at every level do more to end this pandemic. They want to see their leaders do more to support the efforts of caregivers who are exhausted and despair as they see “the light at the end of the tunnel” keep slipping off further into the distance.

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How Are You and Your Colleagues Holding Up?
We are in the process of pivoting The Pickle Challenge for Charity to raise money (hopefully a lot of money) and awareness to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the world’s caregivers who have borne the brunt of this pandemic, now in its fourth surge. You can help us direct that funding by taking 2 minutes and responding to this survey:

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Everyday Courage

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Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times features 21 short videos, 12 eBooks, Leader’s Guide and Participant Study Guide. The course is incredibly affordable, easy to implement, tailored to your organization, and absolutely guaranteed to be effective. 
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