Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God with Special Guest Star Susan Griffin
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Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God with Special Guest Star Susan Griffin

Season
2
| Episode
7
10/6/2021
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Learn from Susan Griffin as she shares how she lives her values every day. Susan served in progressive leadership positions including nurse executive leader for 30 years with over 22 years as a chief nursing officer in hospitals and the last six years of her career as chief nurse executive for Methodist Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas. Seasons Leadership Co-Founders Susan Ireland and Debbie Collard interview Susan about how she led and supported team efforts to achieve Magnet Nursing Excellence Designation and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Designation and her passion for excellence in leadership, mentoring and service.

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Show Notes:

Susan talks about her mission to pursue excellence for the glory of God on episode 7 of the Women in Leadership podcast. She shares the importance of creating a big vision (4:29) and how that helped propel her to success in her nursing career. Learn what a chief culture officer is (5:53) and what Susan believes is the key to financial success in business.

Next, the women talk about living your values (7:02). Susan shares how transparency and humility in leadership helped her achieve incredible results including leading teams to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Magnet Nursing Excellence Designation. She tells the story of how she helped set up a clinic in Tanzania (9:15) and shares reflections on thankfulness (11:26).

Halfway through the episode the conversation turns to the importance of mentorships (14:36) and growing an executive presence (16:18). Susan talks about the mentor that inspired her to get the training she needed to succeed early as a leader in nursing (17:47). Susan also shares her thoughts on the biggest leadership challenges facing nursing today (23:10). The last third of the episode is about authenticity (27:29). Susan shares how she helps foster an environment where it is safe for others to speak up which creates better outcomes. This leads into how an environment of trust is essential to make hard decisions (31:21).

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