By AJ Stephens, DNP, MBA/HCA, RN-BC, CMSRN, NEA-BC
Treasurer, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives
The day seems to never end, the work is forever coming down the pipeline, the phone never stops ringing and the e-mail never stops dinging. Nursing leadership is not for the faint of heart or for those afraid of a challenge. It can be incredibly easy to get caught up in the competing priorities, the long to-do lists and the calendar appointments. Eventually, leaders can find themselves running through the transactions rather than focusing on the transformation of the people and teams they are charged with leading.