I listen with a detached interest to Mick Fanning depiction of his experience being attacked by a great white on 20 July. What was interesting was what I thought was a textbook demonstration of the idea that we learn fear.
Anyhoo, I wondered if this was the first time that Mick Fanning was courageous? I mean courage is feeling fear and doing it anyway right. I suspect part of his success on the big waves in the shark’s playground may owe to his absence of fear – his absolute belief that he’ll be fine. Yesterday tested that and may have provided him with a real sense of his mortality. He may have been as close to death as he has ever been – maybe not. I don’t know him so I am purely speculating.
I am absolutely convinced that the unit manager is pivotal in the success of their organisations, and also the progression of their profession – but they have to have high impact to do this – and this means empowering those around them to expand their scope of capability and responsibility.
The Australian Academy of Clinical Leadership is to deliver the Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915). This Diploma was designed on the basis of feedback from the industry. It provides the business skills, clinical leadership and empowering mindset to make your managers multipliers.
A significant factor in work satisfaction is being in control of the work done. This satisfies our need to make autonomous decisions, be self-determining, and also our need to be valued as capable human beings.
And it doesn’t seem to matter if you are a highly qualified professional or someone working on a car assembly lines – if you have some capacity to make decisions about your work, then you will be more satisfied.