Listen to Moments Move Us Season 2 Episode 1: Owning the Responsibility of Leading “Human-First” with Annette Walker
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New Podcast Episode: Owning the Responsibility of Leading “Human-First” with Annette Walker
“We can sit with information, know it, and not do anything about it. Or we can take a step forward, escalate the conversation, and be a part of the solution.”
Dr. Quanna N. Batiste is the Chief Nursing Officer at UCLA Health and is a relentless advocate. Quanna’s journey into nurse leadership began when her peers approached her and asked her to take on a management role, knowing she would fight for their needs.
In this episode, Quanna describes how she finds ways to escalate conversations so they go from just discussing a problem to actually finding a solution. As you listen, you’ll be inspired to be brave and speak out, and you’ll learn how to rally others around achieving and implementing change.
What To Listen For: Advocacy, Justice, Effectuate Change
“We all are being accepted where we are. Yes, there may have been things in our past that have made us behave in a certain way, but we can all change. As long as you have breath in your body, you have the ability to change.”
“The power of the nursing workforce had been in the shadows before the pandemic. Nurses are the largest workforce in the Country, but no one really knew what nurses did until the COVID-19 pandemic came in. Now, there is insight into what nurses do, and there’s also insight into the stress and fatigue of the role and how we need to change healthcare in order to keep nurses in the profession.”
“I believe that leaders are trusted, and that trust is built over time. If you have that trust and you have those relationships, leveraging those relationships really helps to alleviate any concerns that would happen when you have quick-change moments.”
“My ‘why’ is justice–to be able to speak up and be a part of the conversation. Making sure that folks are heard is really important to me, and creating that environment of belonging. When folks feel they belong, they won’t leave.”
“This is what leadership is: That you don’t always have to be leading the conversation, but sometimes your presence speaks volumes.”
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