Author Archives: Catherine Robinson-Walker

Learning Spirals

What type of learner are you? When you are being educated about leadership, do you take in knowledge quickly? Do you easily incorporate new information and practices into your routine? Or do you learn more gradually, encountering key teachings more … Read more»

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What Do You Choose to Animate?

Like many of us, Rich has too much to do. He is a rural health system nurse execu­tive who leads managers and caregivers in a broad geographic area. Rich has been in his role for 16 months, and he has … Read more»

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Installing Self-Awareness and Lasting Change

Why is it that sometimes learning sinks in, and sometimes it doesn’t? Many of us receive leadership training, and yet, despite our good intentions, we don’t always integrate its lessons. We can speculate on why—heavy workload, excessive responsibility, insufficient support, … Read more»

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Learning With Spirit and Heart

What a joy it is to write about the treasure that is the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ (AONE’s) tradition of professional excellence. Although this entire issue of Nurse Leader celebrates AONE’s rich 50-year history, it is my honor to focus … Read more»

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This Box is Very Small

Recently, I coached a team of well-respected nurse leaders. We had embarked on a leadership development initiative to increase their effectiveness as individuals and as a group. We were well into a candid review of the team’s concerns and opportunities … Read more»

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