Tag Archives: Leadership

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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Leadership and Betrayal

As an executive and leadership coach, I am frequently told about nurses’ experiences at the helm. Sometimes these are inspired tales of persistence and triumph, often in the face of profound adversity. But sometimes these leaders’ stories reveal vulnerability, deep … Read more»

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The Power of Positive Regard

Recently, I learned about 2 successful leaders whose stories contain lessons for us all. The first is Rosie, a well-regarded nurse leader and “star” in every venue in which she is known. Rosie runs an organization that provides exemplary healthcare … Read more»

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Who’s Working Harder?

Not long ago I was working with Nell, a nurse leader who was challenged with managing one of her direct reports. Nell is a competent executive whose skill and expertise contribute mightily to her organization’s success. But like all of … Read more»

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Cultivating Our Capacity for Repeated Success

Most of us are familiar with the old adage that we must learn from our mistakes. But how often do we learn from our triumphs? To illustrate this point, this column explores 2 storylines: first, we follow Noel and her … Read more»

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