Tag Archives: Attitude

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»

Comments Off on Who’s Working Harder?

Leading a Team That’s Disengaged

(This article was originally published by Elsevier Inc. in Nurse Leader). At a recent gathering of nurse leaders, one of the participants, Callie, approached me with obvious concern. She began by saying that her team is “checked out.” She went … Read more»

Comments Off on Leading a Team That’s Disengaged

Keeping Expectations in Check

(This article was originally published by Elsevier in Nurse Leader). Most of us know that there is a time and place for well-crafted expectations. For example, clear expectations are necessary components for leading a successful team. When the manager shares … Read more»

Comments Off on Keeping Expectations in Check

Blind Spots and Valor

What do blind spots have to do with leading with valor? On paper, these two ideas may not seem to fit together, but I just witnessed an inspiring example of just how congruent they are. Recently, a prominent leader in … Read more»

Comments Off on Blind Spots and Valor

Are You a Leadership Force?

What does it mean to be a leadership force? I define being a force as a leader’s consistent display of what is sometimes called executive presence. So, what does it mean to have executive presence? Let’s start with presence – a word that … Read more»

Comments Off on Are You a Leadership Force?