January 12, 2015
E-mail to Coworker
I would like to extend my warmest regards on joining our organization. In response to your inquiry about how our organization is structured, I would like to take a moment and briefly give you an overview about the difference between the management team and the leadership team. The main difference between leaders and managers is that a leader can have people follow them down a path or direction while a manger manages the day-to-day operations of an organization. That is not to say that a manager cannot be a leader, it takes a unique person to have the talent to lead people and manage at the same time. A successful executive would need to have the ability to posses both in order to have staff follow his/her vision of where the organization is headed. Another way to think of leadership is having the ability to get employees to understand and believe in the vision of an organization, essentially getting them to “buy in” to understand the “why” of the vision or concept that is being presented. A leader may be good with people but not always friendly, and are often seen as a quiet, reserved person, whiling to take the blame for the failures of a project and often creating loyalty among others by leading through example. Leaders do not have subordinates, at least the ones that are not managers.
In the next few weeks we are launching an initiative to help bring up the professionalism of nurses through rewards and recognition, and education, giving them the opportunity to obtain certifications within their own specialty. Letting nurses know that every process in which they conduct their day-to-day jobs comes with the back up of evidence-based research and practice that is not to cure but to care for patient in a way physicians cannot or lack the expertise. Leadership is also attempting to get nurses from just focusing on the daily task but to draw on the art of