– Leader Lessons

These Leader Lesson videos are ideal for:

  • Sharing with new leaders
  • Using in nurse orientations
  • Embedding in presentations

Thank you to GE Healthcare for sponsoring the creation and promotion of Synova’s Leader Lessons.

Medical Devices and Patient Safety
Christen Pechman Bartley
works with GE Healthcare’s maternal-infant care division. Listen as she outlines how you can evaluate a medical device through the lens of patient safety.
Running Time 5:06

The Importance of Employee Engagement
Mikki Arrizola, MBA, BSN, RN, IBCLC
discusses the importance of focusing on employee engagement as a nurse leader.
Running Time 3:38

3 Reasons to Make Association Work a Priority as a Nurse
Lori Brittingham, MSN, RN, CNS, ACCNS-N
is the immediate past president of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Hear as she gives advice for getting involved with professional organizations.
Running Time 3:05

Transitioning from Hospital to Industry Nurse Leadership
Sharon Carpinello, MBA, BSN, RN
is currently the Clinical Marketing Manager with GE Healthcare, a role she has transitioned to after working as a nurse leader in a clinical role to a nurse leader in the industry. Listen to her tips for transitioning your skills into new roles.
Running Time 6:07

Creating a Culture of Safety in Your Organization
Jodi Coombs, MBA, BSN, RN
has seen many changes in the ways nurses talk about quality and safety during her 25 year career. Listen to her recommendations for creating a safe culture.
Running Time 4:31

Steps to Successful Crucial Conversations
Nicole Dixon, MSN, RNC-LRN
shares tips for having crucial, difficult conversations within your nursing unit. Use her strategies to have necessary, tough conversations with your staff.
Running Time 2:04

How to Show Empathy as a Nurse Leader
Warren Furry, BSN, RNC-NIC
shares the importance of empathy for nurse leaders. New leaders will find this lesson particularly important as they navigate this new stage in their careers.
Running Time 3:32

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career
Lauren Gebhardt, Synova’s Social Media Director
shares tips for building your professional network online. Use these tips when using social media to advance your career.
Running Time 5:27

Public Speaking Tips for New Presenters
Lori Gunther, MS, CPXP, CEO of Synova Associates
knows a few things about giving presentations. Listen to her tips to help you next time you’re speaking in front a group – large or small.
Running Time 2:35

5 Steps for Improving Communication at Your Organization
David Haggard, DNP, RN, NNP-BC C-NPT
explains how effective communication between staff and patients can impact the patient care experience and how you as a leader can improve communication among your team.
Running Time 3:19

How to Communicate Across Generations
Luann Jones, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, NE-BC
has been the director of a NICU for 7 years where she has learned the importance of good communication – especially across generations. Learn how you can best communicate with your own generation and others.
Running Time 4:19

Building Relationships Between Nurses and Physicians
Rachel Nauman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
is a NICU Nurse Manager discusses the importance of teamwork in healthcare and how to build relationships between physicians and nurses.
Running Time 5:19

4 Steps for a Successful Job Interview
Chrissy Burke, MBA, BA
goes over 4 simple steps you can take to ensure a successful interview.
Running Time 4:25

How to Effectively Give and Receive Feedback
Diane Leonard, MS, RN, C-EFM
gives tips on how to appropriately give and receive feedback as a nurse leader.
Running Time 3:15

How to Run Effective Meetings
Pam Spivey, MSN, APRN, CCNS
gives practical tips on how to run an effective meeting for new leaders.
Running Time 3:27

How to Practice Self Care as a Nurse
Thais Seltzer, BSN, RNC-OB
talks about what messages nurse leaders need to be conveying to their staff about the importance of self-care.
Running Time 2:45

How to Find Balance as a Nurse Leader
Thais Seltzer, BSN, RNC-OB
discusses the key elements of building trust with your leaders and those who work for you.
Running Time 3:01

How to Build Trust as a Leader
Carol Head, MSN, RN
shares how she builds trust with her team as a nurse leader.
Running Time 2:48

Etiquette for Nurses
Paula Webb, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL
talks about what lessons she has learned as a former CNO about the importance of nurse etiquette.
Running Time 5:11

Building Your Team as a Leader
Jane Smallcomb, RNC, BSN, MS
discusses how she as a nursing leader built a strong team.
Running Time 3:40

A 90 Day Plan for Success in a New Role
Susan Bowles, DNP, CNS, RNC-NIC
lays out a plan for how to ease into a leadership role over the first 90 days for nurse leaders.
Running Time 3:14

4 Tips for Transitioning into a Leadership Role
Megan Gillespie, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC
shares her experience on how to best transition into a nurse leadership role.
Running Time 3:46

4 Simple Interview Tips for Nurses
Chrissy Burke, MBA, BA
professional nurse recruiter discusses how to best prepare for a high level interview.
Running Time 1:55