Here are 4 ways to translate your vision into reality while on a board:
- Provide concrete examples to communicate your ideas with clarity
- Have a positive attitude
- Apply systems thinking
- Be willing to take risks
How should you prepare for strategic planning?
- Scan the internal and external environment
- Review the board’s mission and vision
- Reflect on potential successful strategies for social influence
- Be open to new possibilities and pathways
According to Bob Dent, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN, 2018 AONE President and CNO at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas, it is important for nurse leaders to stay emotionally positive and fully engaged in the strategic planning process, the nursing profession, and their role in ensuring a culture of ownership. As we exercise our voice as expert nurse leaders, we have the capacity to shape healthcare and advance the health of the nation.
Call to action!
Use influence with other board members to translate your vision into reality.
This calls for empathy, good body language and clear communication.
This content was made possible by Wolters Kluwer’s involvement with the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) as a Founding Strategic Partner. For more information on how to get involved with NOBC, please visit nursesonboardscoalition.org.
Nurses on Boards Coalition (2017). Board Core Competencies. https://www.nursesonboardscoalition.org/
M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN, AONE Board of Directors and The University of Iowa College of Nursing
Laurie Benson, BSN, Executive Director, Nurses on Board Coalition
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