Rodolfo C. Borromeo has completed his Doctoral degree, major in Educational Management at the Philippine Women’s University. He is currently the Director of Nursing Service Division of San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc. – Hospital since 2005. He is also the Vice President of the Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines (ANSAP) and is a member of the Ethics Committee and Chairman of the Research Committee of the same organization.
The predominantly high expectations in the 21st century across all sectors, and professions in various industries, posted challenges that influence everyone to evolve and make adjustments to adapt. In the healthcare industry alone, we have engraved the standards of practice to elevate quality and safety to respond to one of the priorities of the World Health Organization in their strategic development goals, “to ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages and call for achieving universal health coverage”. Keeping track to the future means, advancing health technologies that raise care modalities to the next level. This can be attested by Rick (2014), who viewed the 21stcentury as value-driven healthcare system believed to require keen insight and attention to quality, safety, cost, and the patient’s experience.
Realizing complexities of technology, preservation of compassionate care, research, and the preparation of nurses to the 21st century nursing skills are just some of the leadership bold tests, which would ensure seamless execution. The Five Essential Skills for Leadership in the 21st Century shared by Greenberg, and Enhancing your Executive Edge by Koller and Preston are some of the models for leaders to consider, which could blend the demands of the future without compromising the beauty of the past.
Most leaders are gearing towards technology, but contemplating over predictions and anticipations of experts, still collaboration and great deal of relational leadership remains to be on top of the list.