With Thanksgiving upon us, I think it is important that we all slow down and take a moment to appreciate the things that really matter in our lives — family, people, and making real connections. One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is gathering together over a meal and just enjoying conversation, without our cell

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Today’s talent management professionals have evolving skillsets. Learn why public speaking is one key area they’re focusing on – and where to find public speaking opportunities in this space.

Leadership talent is hard to come by, and that’s especially true in the healthcare space. In order to meet organizational demands, talent managers are turning to these leadership development trends to grow candidates from within.

Eighty-three percent of organizations recognize their need to develop leaders, but only 5 percent have implemented a holistic plan to do so. Amazingly, 25 percent of companies have no succession plan in place for more than 90 percent of their critical leaders. And healthcare leadership is no exception. In fact, for healthcare organizations, it’s worse. Staffing shortages and shifting expectations have made the problem all the harder to address. The call-to-action is clear: Develop a pipeline of new healthcare leaders or prepare for a serious dearth of qualified leadership in the healthcare industry. What will the healthcare industry look like if the current leadership fails to heed this call?

In my experience, many nurse managers don’t spend as much time connecting with their team members as they should. Research from Knowledge@Wharton shows that team members are more engaged when they feel a strong connection with their leader and the organization, but research also shows that leaders think they connect and communicate far more than their employees perceive they do.

Why aren’t we getting advice and hearing about millennials from actual millennials? I’m not a speaker by trade, but this is the exact reason I started doing speaking engagements. I get requested for thought leadership forums, interviews, and presentations on the topic of multiple generations in the workplace because I fill this gap — I am a millennial in the workplace.

When you look at the top people in a given industry, you’ll find that many of them once worked for the same leader. Research into the practices of these “superbosses” uncovered similarities in their talent management strategies. Here are four habits of superbosses that healthcare leaders can adopt to improve their own ability to recruit and retain the best of the best.

As the demand for healthcare services continues to increase, so does the demand for healthcare professionals. There’s a lot of competition tapping into the same talent pool, and it’s becoming a lot more difficult to hire qualified talent.