Tag Archives: Leader

The Power of Executive Presence

In my work as an executive coach, I have the privilege of working with some of health care’s finest and most effective nursing leaders and their teams. Whether they are at the helm of large organizations, or serving as managers … Read more»

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Ghosts of Leaders Past

Are ghosts just supernatural fantasies that live in our imaginations? When it comes to organizations, I think the answer is both yes and no. I’d say yes they are supernatural fantasy, but I’d say no to the suggestion that ghosts … Read more»

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Leading a Team That’s Disengaged

(This article was originally published by Elsevier Inc. in Nurse Leader). At a recent gathering of nurse leaders, one of the participants, Callie, approached me with obvious concern. She began by saying that her team is “checked out.” She went … Read more»

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Honoring Nurses: Compassionate. Caring. Valiant.

It’s National Nurses Week and, while I honor it every year, this year is different… and special. Last spring, one of my closest family members was diagnosed with a fast-growing and potentially deadly cancer. After exploring all the treatment options, … Read more»

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Keeping Expectations in Check

(This article was originally published by Elsevier in Nurse Leader). Most of us know that there is a time and place for well-crafted expectations. For example, clear expectations are necessary components for leading a successful team. When the manager shares … Read more»

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