Author Archives: Catherine Robinson-Walker

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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Maximizing the Potential of Place

If you watched the 2015 Academy Awards, you heard several winners use the power of the podium to comment on social causes. If you are on Twitter and Facebook and other social media, you know that tens of thousands 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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