Subject: Nurses Business News ~ Nursing Innovation on Fire ~ Mission is Bigger than Ego ~ 11 Ways to Negotiate Better

President's Corner
November 15, 2019
Dear Nurses,

When you read our article Nursing Innovation on Fire you’ll understand why NNBA’s Shark Tank Competition is an audience favorite! We have included pictures and details, and you may come away inspired to apply for our #NNBA2020 Shark Tank Competition. In addition, we are posting our Call for Speakers for next year’s conference.  Visit our Call for Speakers page to review the details. Please note that the deadline for submissions is December 30, 2019.

What happens when you can't find a service provider for services you know your patients need? If you are like Heather Wilson, you create a service, prove the concept, and then wrap a successful business model around it. Everyday Divinity Foot Care is growing rapidly, so make sure to check out the informational ad below the articles of interest in this issue. 

Our second article of interest below highlights one of the biggest business lessons I've learned; how important it is being comfortable with negotiating. 11 Ways to Negotiate Better will show you how to get more of what you really want, and enjoy the process. Our final article, Mission is Bigger Than Ego, is a reminder for business owners that want to be great leaders.

We have posted the pictures from the conference out on under the conference tab. From the Meet and Greet, to the closing remarks, nurses continue to let us know the amazing content and connections exceeded their expectations. We hope you will join us next year to celebrate NNBA’s 35th Anniversary of being in business. 

It's never too early to let you know I'm thankful for all of you and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!  
Unconventionally yours,

© Michelle Podlesni 2019 All Rights Reserved. This newsletter may not be 
reproduced in any form, whole or in part without the author’s permission.
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Articles of Interest
Nursing Innovation on Fire: The Annual NNBA Shark Tank Competition

Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC
11 Ways to Negotiate Better With Anyone Even If You Don’t Like to Negotiate

Leadership: Mission is Bigger Than Your Ego

The National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) is the flagship organization promoting nurse entrepreneurship in the United States and beyond. With a 35-year history, the NNBA encourages nurse innovation and out-of-the-box thinking.

We were the first nursing organization to offer nurses the chance to pitch their ideas from the stage to a panel of accomplished nurse business leaders, and we salute the courageous nurses who step up to the plate with fantastic ideas worthy of our attention.

As NNBA President Michelle Podlesni stated, “It’s essential that nurses become comfortable promoting their products, services, or programs. Communicating their innovative idea, proof of market, and competitive advantage prepares them for the realities of the marketplace. In fact, I already have interested nurses keen to pitch from the stage in 2020.”
Very few people actually like to negotiate. That's why so few people are good at negotiating; it's a task to be avoided or completed as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, negotiating is a fact of life--especially business life. Fortunately, negotiating has less to do with competition than simply communicating: explaining the logic and benefits of a position, convincing others that an idea or premise makes sense, showing people how a decision will generate a desired return, helping people understand the benefits of change...

In essence, negotiation skills are communication skills.

So with that in mind, here are some specific ways to make your negotiations a little more fun and a lot more successful:
How can leaders get in their own way when it comes to successful leadership? That’s a question that all entrepreneurs and business owners need to consider.

To answer this question, and for our second veteran spotlight of the month, we’re honored to hear from Jolene Caro, Ph.D. who recently retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service. A recognized leader in strategy and research, Caro capped her military career by serving as Director of Operations – Government Affairs for the USAF. She currently works as a research scientist with Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Beyond Ego

Caro believes the most important lesson she’s learned over the years about leadership is that ego can get in the way of personal and business success.
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