Dr. Linda Shell is an advanced practice nurse, consultant, and educator with a passion for developing leaders, delivering quality care, and challenging the status quo of long-term care.
As principal of lindashell.com, she collaborates with organizations on education, leadership development, building resilience, fall prevention, dementia programming, and sleep improvement.
Dr. Shell has served on various boards, including LeadingAge of Minnesota and the Minnesota Gerontological Society. She has been instrumental in the development and delivery of numerous leadership programs across the country and facilitates Leadership Academy for LeadingAge of Minnesota. She also serves as adjunct professor of nursing at Bethel University in St. Paul.
As author of the proprietary, evidence-based SurTHRIVE Leadership learning platform, she has touched the lives of thousands of leaders through many local, state, and national conferences. She is known for her engaging and inspirational style.
The health care environment is rapidly changing, resulting in a challenging and tumultuous work environment. To navigate the ever-changing landscape, leaders must be resilient, allowing… read more
“Leadership starts at the top” is a common theme heard particularly during challenging times, reflecting the critical role a leader plays in creating a positive… read more
The personality of a leader is formed through development of intellectual quotient (IQ) and emotional quotient (EQ), or emotional intelligence (EI). IQ is stable by… read more
It is essential that leaders understand the role of leading others, since without followers, there is no leadership. The workforce of today is very different… read more
Change happens within organizations at all levels, requiring leaders to be skilled in navigating the challenges of the change process. A variety of evidenced-based models… read more
One of the impending challenges facing health care providers today is the need for quality staff. Increased regulations, decreased funding, smaller pools of employees for… read more
Employee First Culture is characterized by a working environment that is focused on a commitment to the well-being of staff and the building of relationships.… read more
This course for all health care professionals in any setting is Part 2 of the series on developing an employee first culture. Creating an employee… read more
Team building in the workplace has traditionally not been a priority for most organizations. With challenges in staffing turnover and retention, organizations have chosen to… read more
Effective teams have been shown to improve patient outcomes, boost employee morale, and increase job satisfaction. However, team building is not a simple one-time activity… read more
Much of the work in health care organizations is done in teams—quality team, clinical team, leadership team, etc.—without the specific role and impact of these… read more