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Blog spotlight: Advance your leadership skills by adjusting your perspective

Nurse Leader Insider, September 21, 2009

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This week, Bonnie Clair, MSN, RN, retention project manager at CoxHealth in Springfield, MO, shares 20 habits to consider in getting rid of as you advance in workplace leadership:

Peter Druker, often called the Father of Modern Management, made the following observation, "We spend a lot of time teaching managers what to do. We don't spend enough time teaching them what to stop. Half the leaders I've met don't need to learn what to do – they need to learn what to stop." We simply need to adjust our perspective.

Keeping that in mind, an executive coach named Marshall Goldsmith wrote a book in 2007 called What Got You Here Won't Get You There: 20 Workplace Habits You Need To Break. I recommend this book for your fall reading list! It's a chapter by chapter in-depth look at each of the 20 habits we should get rid of as we advance in workplace leadership.

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