Wow. Nurses, be ready to be blown away. My favorite part of this Your Next Shift interview, when Amy boldly states: “Nurses ARE leaders”. This episode is full of heart, head, and action. So sit back and enjoy the podcast. Amy Berman, BS, RN, LHD is a nurse and Senior Program Officer with the John A. Hartford Foundation. She works on the Foundation’s development and dissemination of innovative, cost-effective models of care that improve the health of older adults. Among these efforts, Ms. Berman is responsible for the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. A few take aways from our interview with Amy Berman, BS, RN, LHD include: How you need to ask for what you want in order to make progress; What listening to another person can do -and not do- for your nursing career; And why if you haven’t failed, you haven’t taken a risk! For more information, visit http://elizabethscala.com/podcast-2/. To join the Your Next Shift community, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourNextShift/.