Coaching Comes of Age

I like to think of Nurse Leader as a highly focused vehicle for learning, and in this way, it is not unlike coaching. As this magazine’s second decade begins, I am so happy to say that coaching, too, has come of age. Nurse leaders and healthcare’s other stewards are seeking and using coaching to full advantage and in ways that were far from common when Nurse Leader began.

When we launched a decade ago, leadership and executive coaching had a strong positive presence in business enterprise throughout the United States. However, most healthcare and nurse leaders still viewed “coaching” as code for “an intervention” for poor performers. Ironically, the recipients of these interventions often had too much resentment to get much from their “coaching.” There is a key difference between what coaching meant then versus what it means now…Read The Full Article

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