Self-Differentiation & Why It’s Important in Work Relationships

This article is the third of a five-part series Become a Great Senior Living Leader by the TALA Workforce Development Committee. Stay tuned each week for the next in the series.  

Differentiation of self is a psychological state in which someone can maintain their sense of self, identity, thoughts, and emotions when emotionally or physically close with others, particularly within intense relationships.

What Is Differentiation of Self? 

Differentiation of self means separating personal feelings and thoughts from those of co-workers, friends, or other networks. Doing so may sound simple, but [...]

By |2024-02-21T11:05:36-06:00February 21st, 2024|

What is Emotional Intelligence?

This article is the second of a five-part series Become a Great Senior Living Leader by the TALA Workforce Development Committee. Stay tuned each week for the next in the series.  

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to understand and manage your emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you. The term was first coined in 1990 by researchers John Mayer and Peter Salovey but was later popularized by psychologist Daniel Goleman.

The most effective leaders are alike in one crucial [...]

By |2024-02-13T16:08:25-06:00February 13th, 2024|

New Amendment offers Competitive Advantages for Nursing Employment

As you may have recently heard, effective September 27, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) adopted an amendment to Title 26 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 556, regarding Nurse Aides and Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs.


What this means is that now Assisted Living communities are eligible to be designated clinical sites, allowing them to conduct on-site training for Nursing programs. Offering Nursing instruction onsite is a great recruiting and employee benefit. This gives Assisted Living communities a competitive advantage in [...]

By |2023-01-10T13:29:08-06:00November 16th, 2022|
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