Tag Archives: Nursing

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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Changing the Locus of Power

Nurse leaders never fail to inspire me. In this column, I want to honor Allison, a young leader who is new to her role as Chief Nursing Officer. Allison describes herself as fully committed to patient care and leadership excellence. … 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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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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Love Letters and Mirrors, Revisited

In January, 2014, I wrote a blog about how much my clients had influenced and inspired my writing of “Leading Valiantly in Healthcare”. The piece was entitled “The Love Letter and the Mirror”- the “love letter” was my frame for … Read more»

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