|Barbara Mintzer's Newsletter
The Power of a Vision... a Leader's Journey
Last month I had the privilege of keynoting the Annual Conference of the Ohio Association of School Nurses in Akron , Ohio . It was a wonderful Conference, and I am delighted that 98 attendees have signed on to receive my monthly Newsletter.
Welcome aboard! This month marks the end of my second year of writing these Newsletters. Since many of you receiving this Newsletter have not been with me from the beginning, for this Newsletter I am going to give you the VALUES STATEMENT I gave you in my very first Newsletter in June, 2003. The information and message it contains is more pertinent now than ever before.
As you know, it is my firm belief that as a leader you must be able to formulate and articulate a vision for your staff to follow if you want people working for you who are engaged, enthused, energetic and committed to "something bigger than themselves." However, before you can formulate this vision, you must get in touch with the corporate values of your organization. What beliefs and behaviors does your workplace value? Your corporate vision will be a direct reflection of those corporate values. A number of years ago, I worked with the leadership team of the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo , CA . I was very impressed with their VALUES STATEMENT and share their STATEMENT with you. The values expressed in this STATEMENT hold true for any organization in any industry.
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Lead Through Partnership
What a terrific Values Statement! Yours may not be as in-depth, and it doesn't have to be. Sit down with the above Statement and reflect on each value in the Statement. Which ones resonate with you and the organization you work with? Get feedback from your staff and the other members of your leadership team. Write a VALUES STATEMENT that is reflective of YOUR organization and its most cherished values.
We've had a lot to think about in this Newsletter. If your organization has a set of values that you would like me to share with my readers, please let me know. We all learn from each other. If you have any insights or feedback you would like to share with me, I'd love to hear from you. All requests for confidentiality will be respected. If you wish to pass this Newsletter along to a colleague who may find it of value, feel free to do so. If that person would like to receive the Newsletter, e-mail me with the address, and I will put it on my database. Have a wonderful month.
About the Author
Barbara Mintzer is a nationally recognized speaker and consultant with over 30 years in business and health care. She speaks from experience! Her how-to programs provide participants with immediately applicable skills and strategies for getting buy-in and commitment from staff and staying on top of their professions in today's competitive and constantly changing workplace. Barbara presents keynote talks and breakout sessions for international, national, regional and state Conferences. She also conducts management retreats and in-house seminars. She facilitates panel discussions and roundtables at the same meeting...a good investment for your meeting budget. To explore the possibility of having Barbara speak at your next event, or work with your staff/leadership team, please contact her office.