Tag Archives: Communication

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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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»

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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»

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Minding Our Stories

Is it true that some – or even many – young healthcare professionals do not want to move into management and leadership positions? I hear lots of opinions about this, and my own anecdotal experience suggests that some of our … Read more»

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Clinging to “The Truth”

“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.” This quote from Pema Chödrön is worthy of our attention. The reason is contained in her statement’s key word. But what is that word? Is it believe? Is … Read more»

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