Bring your whole self to work

Prof Sandy Leggat shared some of her most memorable moments as a young clinician in Canada, her travels across the globe, and through the health sector to settle in Australia.

Sandy initiated a lively discussion with the guests on the difficulties of stepping out courageously as a leader, goal setting, emotional intelligence, the value of listening, and bringing your whole self to work.

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Sandy's 3 Care Points:

  1. The best leaders are courageous and vulnerable. They're able to create psychological safety for their staff, making it safe to learn.
  2. Emotional intelligence is key to great leadership and great care. Just thinking about emotions makes a difference to the carers and the cared for.
  3. Learn to ask good questions of yourself and others, and this means learning to listen to both sides of the situation.

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