Leading with Mastery and Heart during the COVID Crisis

For the past month during the COVID crisis, I have been convening groups of nurses to offer them a safe haven – for at least a moment.  These communities of valiant leaders came from many settings throughout the country; they … 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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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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