CNO Roundtable 2021
Q: Has your leadership style or management philosophy changed during the past year?
Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center
I tend to lead from behind, allowing time for others to weigh in before deciding. During this pandemic, I often found myself needing to make quick decisions to stay ahead of the situation, but the key was to still always keep stakeholders informed.
It has also been important for me to remain visible on the nursing units to provide reassurance to our staff. Rounding has helped me timely disseminate key information and follow up on requests. The past year was challenging, but I welcomed the opportunity to work outside of my comfort zone.
Karen A. Grimley
UCLA Health & UCLA School of Nursing
The pandemic reinforced the importance of things I believe are the bare essentials of leadership: