Tag Archives: Management

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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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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Ghosts of Leaders Past

Are ghosts just supernatural fantasies that live in our imaginations? When it comes to organizations, I think the answer is both yes and no. I’d say yes they are supernatural fantasy, but I’d say no to the suggestion that ghosts … Read more»

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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»

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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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