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Facing the challenges of leadership

In the middle of a busy shift you may find the demands of leadership overwhelming. In the second of our three-part series on leadership, Mandy Day-Calder advises how to cope.
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In the middle of a busy shift you may find the demands of leadership overwhelming. In the second of our three-part series on leadership, Mandy Day-Calder advises how to cope

In the middle of a busy shift when patients or colleagues are looking to you for direction, you may find the demands of leadership overwhelming.

The challenges you face as a nurse leader will either be to do with other people, resources and the situation (external) or how you react, what you believe and how you feel about yourself (internal).

External challenges

Every day you will be faced with demanding situations that arise from events outside your control. Some of these will be short-lived, such as adapting to new policies or procedures, while others are ongoing, such as a lack of

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