15 February Personal Leadership February 15, 2016By Tais Lildaree General 0 Author: Laura Creaton Date: February 15, 2016 As part of the ethos of being resilient, it's crucial to remain positive and optimistic when things don’t go the way you planned As a requirement of the Health Management Internship Program (HMIP) various competencies must be achieved. Here are tips and tricks on how to achieve the personal leadership competencies. Competency - Determination and perseverance in achieving organisational / work unit goals Always remember the value of failure – failures give you a chance to learn new ways of doing things. Always look at a failure and think to yourself “If I was to do this again, what would I do differently” Have a positive outlook on things – believe you can achieve a goal, even if you think you can’t. Break a large goal into several smaller goals; this will give you a sense of achievement when something is “ticked off the list”. Set goals that are attainable and realistic. Competency - Demonstrate energy, commitment and enthusiasm for your work A reasonable amount of energy and positive attitude (without being too over the top) will encourage others to do the same Always see the positives in the work you are doing, even if the task is mundane Competency - Focus on more than one issue at any one time Write down everything you need to achieve and prioritise (plan ahead!) Be adaptable and willing to rearrange your schedule for anything important that arises Ensure you have a solid understanding of the tasks you are involved in and be ready to give an update when required Competency - Be resilient, remain calm under pressure Remain positive and optimistic when things don’t go they way you planned Persist and focus on achieving goals you have set Sustain your levels of energy despite setbacks Competency - Cope with feelings of loneliness Reach out – to your mentor, your preceptor, your peers Make a plan to fight your feelings of loneliness Find others like you Establish relationships with others in the workplace Competency - Establish and maintain personal support networks Keep in regular contact with your peers (e.g. other HMIPs) Use every opportunity you can to meet new people (networking events) Make use of social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn) Keep in regular contact with previous preceptors/supervisors Competency - Perceive the positive aspects of negative events There is always a positive in everything you do Reflect during and after each task you have done Think about how you would have done things differently Further reading: Management competencies assessment tool Health LEADS Australia – a leadership framework Related Posts Making use of your personal network Jane Dinh on the importance of using your personal support network throughout the Health Management Intern Program (HMIP) Four Lessons: From Bedside to Boardroom Ren Cazar, a first-year health management intern, discusses the challenges and triumphs of moving from bedside to boardroom, describing the hidden parallels between the clinician, leaders and the patient. Learning the A-Z of health service delivery in Victoria As an Australasian College Health Service Management (ACHSM) Victorian intern we get the unique opportunity to work at four different workplaces within the health sector, complete post graduate study and attend a variety of professional development activities over a two-year period. The role of a health manager during a health crisis – Responding to COVID-19 and leading through uncertainty When I commenced the health management internship in 2020, I would never have expected to be involved in one of the largest public health crises to affect the Australian health system. COVID-19 has infected over 2 million people and resulted in 161,000 deaths globally. Celebrating victories – the things that really matter There are different perspectives on victories and achievements. Whether it is professional or personal achievements, Health Management Intern Jane Dinh talks about celebrating victories. Author: Jane Dinh Change is the New Black Tegan Cotter, a first-year management intern, reflects on her journey to the HMIP and why change might not be so bad after all Comments are closed.