Seeking Clarity (CLEAR)

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I am in the process of prepping for an interview on Monday. 

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I've filled out the starter pack and returned it to the hospital concerned, and whilst doing it, noticed the usual forms on privacy and professional behaviour. 

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Standard questions. 

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The words that struck me, though, were the corporate values. 

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They weren't in the pack per se. 

They were hidden under the logo on the very first page. 

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Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Accountability, Respect. 

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CLEAR

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It is reasonable, I guess, for them to expect a mention in the interview. 

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What jumps out at me is that on first glance they are just a bunch of the usual word associations derived from the usual desired character strengths and personal qualities. 

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Then it hits me that these are more than just abstract words. 

These words reflect qualities, diamonds that shine in all of us with differing degrees of clarity. 

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Compassion, Excellence, Accountability, Respect. 

As nurses, we can all relate to where we are on a continuum with these. 

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The one that stands out to me is 'Leadership'. 

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I rush to re-read my work on High Performance Teams and Communities of Practice. 

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Yup. It is a perfect fit! 

(Thanks to Jay Hays and Wendi!)

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The pilgrimage is to escalate these ideas from mere words to implicit behaviours. 

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The vision is the desired future state. 

The thunderbolt is that the most important person on the team is not the person with the most seniority nor the most experience;

It is the person with the most potential!

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Doing well, well, It is easy to perform when everything runs smoothly. 

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The unique capacity builder lies in seeking effectiveness in breakdowns leading to improved responsiveness to dire situations and improved antifragility. 

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Each step is an accomplishment. 

Celebrate the small wins. 

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And rather than talking about heirarchy, let's talk about 

Clear Roles and Responsibilities (Accountability)

Clear Skills and Knowledge (Competency)

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These are deliberate cognitive/behavioural expressions of the 'Scopes of Practice' and 'National Standards' as inscribed in the NSQHSS and ACORN Standards. 

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To develop the High Performing Team, you can't rely on the miracle to walk through your door and solve all your problems. 

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It takes a specific sort of engagement and lots of patience and hard work:

'Mutual Support and Coaching to Grow Capacity'. 

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That's where I fit in, but only if you believe in the vision. 

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Can I get Professional Development points for reading my own website?

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That's one hour of CPD!

Lol. 

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Pete!

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