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There’s a saying that you can lead others by being the change you want to see in the world, and this could not be more accurate for nurses and the nursing profession. In nursing, stress and hard work are two of the common denominators of many nurses’ lives. Long hours, difficult patients and too little time for self-care are all reasons why nurses may become disheartened, burned out or resentful of both their patients and their colleagues. When burnout and unhappiness rear their ugly heads, there soon follow complaining, bickering, gossip, bullying and other 'deadly sins' of the nursing work environment.