Discover the power of affirming your colleagues in the workplace!
Learn how to cultivate a positive and empowering team dynamic with our step-by-step guide to effective affirmation.
Posted August 17, 2023
Affirming your colleagues is a powerful leadership skill that can foster a positive work environment, boost team morale, and enhance overall well-being. When done genuinely and effectively, affirmations create a sense of agency, empowerment, and confidence among team members. In this blog post, we’ll explore the art of affirming your colleagues and provide a step-by-step guide to crafting heartfelt and authentic affirmations.
In the fast-paced and demanding world of healthcare, clinical supervisors play a crucial role in supporting their teams. Nathan Illman, Clinical Psychologist and founder of Nurse Wellbeing Mission, shares his experience of affirming his team in his last clinical role. He emphasizes that affirmations go beyond casual praise and are based on noticing and appreciating how team members show up and do their best.
Affirmations not only connect and empower team members but also foster self-compassion, confidence, and self-esteem. For a well-functioning team, genuine affirmation is essential, as it builds trust, enhances well-being, and strengthens team dynamics.
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Article written by Nathan Illman. Nathan is a Clinical Psychologist. His mission is to give nurses access to high-quality psychological education and training to help them prepare for and heal from emotionally challenging work.