“As healthcare services strive to overcome the covid-19 pandemic in 2020 with further impact from the economic challenges, leaders like us will matter most with our competent characteristics unique to nursing and midwifery. The King’s Fund-‘Courage of Compassion’ ABC framework is driver to all leaders and our influence to the future workforce.
I have always recognised the critical role of servant leadership since my ProfDoc journey in Sept 2019. It has never been so profound since 2020 when service is core to leadership. Oprah Winfrey once said, “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment”. We create moments for patients and staff which are enveloped with caring and compassion.
Servant leaders are givers and have strong sense of self compassion knowing that self-care comes before others as leaders making an impact. Placing interests of others first above our own is hallmark to servant leaders in practice, research, and education. Constant striving for truth and evidence for the best of our patients and practice is driver for competence and excellence which we are proud to share with the world in the 2020 the State of the World Nursing Report. This is no stranger to Florence Nightingale Foundation scholar leaders who continue to inspire current and future millennial leaders, and champion the legacy of Florence Nightingale in the midst of the challenges facing all of us.
Creativity and innovation for growth and advancement is our trademark characterised by service and belief that collaboration and collegiality will deliver impactful outcomes to our patients and the public. We care enough to find safe paths for our peers, our teams, and the communities tirelessly and selflessly. We care about pursuing our purpose in society and to our profession during challenging times.
As we wave goodbye to 2020 and invite 2021 with a sense of hope, our leadership competence will harness the cutting edge in digital and AI technology, and research alongside with other talented colleagues within the healthcare and social world. We continue to recruit the best to our table and motivate and retain talented people to our organisation and team. We rally people around us with meaningful mission to deliver excellence.
I want to thank all leaders who have impacted my career and my life since my FNF journey in 2018/2019 and also express gratitude to the talented academic lecturers who have guided my doctorate path with great wisdom. I will forever be grateful to FNF for giving me the opportunity to become who I am now believing not just the impossible but realising that everyone has a light within. It is a matter of seeking the right opportunity for it to shine with trusting relationship. This demands servant leaders to push the boundary to create the space for this little spark to ignite and the opportunity ahead of them will be the sky!”