Boards and Committees

Board/Committee Name: Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Position: President Elect – 2009/2010
President – 2010/2011

Board/Committee Name: Suncoast Organization of Nurse Executives Founder
Position: President – 2008
Volunteer – 2008/2009

Board/Committee Name: Leadership Specialty Assembly Licensures
Position: Chair – 2014/2015, Volunteer

Board/Committee Name: AONE Health Care Reform Task Force

Corner Office Leader

Jan Mauck
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

What were some early influences for you?
I had many but my parents were both influences for me. My father thought me patience, strong spiritual/ethical values and kindness. My mother shaped my confidence, taught me self-worth and helped me set my goals for the future.

How has your background as a nurse affected your understanding of leadership?
As a floor nurse starting out you have to lead the team for all of your patients. Leadership for every nurse starts there. I had a great role model to follow on my unit. I also am a lifelong learner so I took every opportunity to learn new skills in leadership.

What about feedback you've received about your leadership style over the years?
If you asked the people who have worked with me over my 41 year career they give me feedback on my strengths and weaknesses. Trust, team player, mentor, communication skills. I have been told many times I have emotional intelligence. The feedback that I need to work on is listening skill and slowing down at times. Being a transformational leader is so important and that is how you will be able to have a Magnet organization.

What career and life advice do you give to graduating college students?
Be a lifetime learner, set goals and work toward them. The key to effectiveness is relationships and be open to feedback and give feedback in a caring and compassionate manor.

Anything else you would like to share with the readers?
My passion for people is what drives me and as a nurse or nursing leader you can make such a difference. Learn from your mistakes and always involve staff in decision making. That is the way you get the best outcomes. Be calm, consistent and always be humble and Kind as Tim McGraw’s song says. Help others grow and the rewards are great.


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