November 11, 2015 | | Comments 2
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Rock Your Health: Nurse leaders and nurse managers can say no to negativity

At any given time, nurse leaders and nurse managers have a choice: to be negative or to be positive.

Think about it this way. Do you choose to laugh, have fun, and see the bright side of everything? Or do you do the opposite? A positive “can do” attitude is a frame of mind that will serve you well as you go through your day.

Try out this exercise:

Describe a situation where you focused on the negative.

Describe the same situation using a positive approach.

How are they different for you?

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Carol Ebert About the Author: Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP, is a creative force for education and wellness and is a certified wellness practitioner and wellness coach, mindful coaching certification trainer, certified law of attraction facilitator, and certified nutrition advisor. She has been a bedside nurse, school health educator, college health service director, medical center wellness specialist, and mindful coach and trainer. She is now CEO of her own wellness business, She can be emailed at

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  1. Sometimes I deal with nurses who are extremely qualified to take the next step in their careers; however, they have convinced themselves that they don’t have the experience to enter into management.

    Negativity is not something that just ruins your day, then it goes away. I believe that negativity can build on itself over days, months, and years and impose serious limitations on job performance and advancement potential.

  2. This cannot be truer. I can honestly say I have never seen a successful leader that was not positive and optimistic. At any time in my career that I have stumbled across a leader that was negative, they were not in their position very long. There are tools that help us stay in a positive mindset, especially since leadership is so hard. Getting enough sleep, exercising, eating well balanced diet, expressing gratitude, random acts of kindness, journaling, and showing support to others are just a few examples of the things to keep us in an attitude of gratitude and optimism in an ever challenging world. Leaders must take care of themselves, as well as others, to have the capacity to be the best for all.

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