Leading with Mastery and Heart - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323721981, 9780323761161

Leading with Mastery and Heart

1st Edition

A Coaching Companion for Thriving Nurse Leaders

Authors: Catherine Robinson-Walker
Paperback ISBN: 9780323721981
eBook ISBN: 9780323761161
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd February 2020
Page Count: 224

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Leading with Mastery and Heart: The Coaching Companion for Thriving Nurse Leaders provides expert, on-the-spot coaching for nurses who lead. Content centers on topic-specific columns that feature an easy-to-read, personable writing style not found in any other leadership title. Just a few of the hot topics covered in this collection are: how to stay centered and positive in the midst of highly stressful situations; how to manage resistance and negativity; how to provide inspiration along with direction; and how to combat limiting circumstances and beliefs. With its wealth of proven, real-world advice, Leading with Mastery and Heart: The Coaching Companion for Thriving Nurse Leaders is perfect for any current or aspiring nurse manager or executive looking to quickly and effectively hone their leadership skills.

Key Features

  • Well-organized collection of over 60 columns on leadership excellence for nurses covering topics such as the challenges of being new on the job, what change really means, managing resistance, developing others in challenging times, and coaching your boss
  • Practical advice based on real circumstances in real healthcare organizations offering true to life examples and successful solutions that apply to nurse leaders at all levels.
  • Emphasis on self-awareness reflecting the extensive research validating that the more self-aware we are, the better leaders we become
  • Concrete and immediate solutions providing uncommon insight and guidance for even the most intractable challenges

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Matter

Section I. Knowing Who You Are As A Leader
Part One: Introspection and Learning
1.The Stakes are High and You Must Change (Old: What Change Really Means)
2.Practicing Radical Honesty (Installing Self Awareness and Lasting Change)
3.You’re Not Happy. Now What?  (Releasing The Leader Within)
4.Focusing Too Much On Other People (Focusing On Ourselves)
5.Taking Charge of Our Stories (Being Radically Honest With Ourselves)
6.Being Accountable For A Leadership Mistake (No Easy Answers)
Part Two: True North: Your Values
7.“I Don’t Have Time”
8.What Do You Choose To Animate
9.When Feedback Is Your Teacher (The Dream Beneath The Dream)
10.Being Too Good
Part Three: Emotional Ghosts and Triggers
11.We CAN Manage Emotional Hijacks (The Vulnerable Leader)
12.The Destructive Power of Old Emotional Baggage (Who’s Working Harder)
13.When Being Right Is Not Enough (When Wisdom Is Not Enough)
14.Manage Your Triggers And Find Peace (Managing Our Triggers)
Part Four: Compassion and Care – For Yourself
15.A Compassionate Intervention
16.Establishing Healthy Boundaries (Managing Negativity By Establishing Healthy Boundaries
17.When Good Intentions Go Awry (Diminished Returns)
18.What Learning “Spirals” Teach Us (Learning Spirals)

Section II. Building Relationships That Thrive
Part One: Influence, Communication and Respect
19.Passion Two Ways
20.The Art Of The Question
21.Coaching Up
22.Listen – And Speak – With Care (Listening Revisited)
Part Two:  Relationship Landmines and Let-Downs
23.Leadership And Betrayal
24.Recognizing Competing Commitments (Listening For Commitment)
25.Your Evaluation Doesn’t Go Well.  What Will You Do? (An Evaluative Tale)
26.The Downside of Storytelling
Part Three: Loving Your Team – No Matter What
27.Leading A Team That’s Checked Out (Leading A Team That’s Disengaged)
28.Preparing Your Team For The Future (Creating A Better Future)
29.Shining Eyes
30.The Hidden Power of the Team Leader (The Box is Very Small)
31.The 70% Team

Section III: Leading Change
Part One: Ready Or Not, Change Is Here
32.Managing Too Much Change (Managing An Onslaught Of Change)
33.Readiness And Reinforcement Matter (The Readiness Factor)
Part Two:  Change Happens – So Does Resistance
34.Understanding Resistance (Revisiting Resistance)
35.What Does “No” Really Mean?
36.Managing By Accident
Part Three:  When The Change Maker Is You
37.A Mentee’s Lament
38.Meet The New Boss
39.Know When To Go
40.Managing An Exit
41.You’ve Left Your Job And The Unexpected Happens (The Challenges Of A Job Change)

Section IV:  Claiming Your Power And Your Place
Part One: It’s Your Turn To Lead
42.You’ve been An “Emerging Leader” Long Enough (Your Mentor Is Leaving. Now What?)
43.Demonstrating Courage And Own Your Power (Undercutting Our Personal Power)
44.How Do You Se Yourself? (Leading With Accuracy)
45.Being A One-Person Show (Changing The Locus Of Power)
46.The Power Of Executive Presence
Part Two: Navigating Power Detractors
47.Leadership Blind Spots (Leadership Blind Spots)
48.If Only They Would Change
49.The Imposter Syndrome
50.Keeping Expectations In Check
51.Take Advantage Of Your Career Runway (Leverage Your Runway)
52.The Problem With Perfection

Section V: Leading With Mastery And Heart
Part One: Developing Others
53.Grooming For All, Regardless Of Budget (Grooming For All)
54.The CNO As Chief Influence Officer
55.Turning Poor Performance Around (Emotional Intelligence/Performance Management)
56.Does Anyone Want Your Job? (The Reluctant Leader)
57.Coach While You Lead (Coaching On The Job)
58.Let Coaching Fill Your Heart
Part Two: Being a Role Model
59.What Are You Passing On To Others? (Turbulence Strikes: Whose Mask Goes On First?)
60.Develop Your Unique Leadership Style (Right Sizing: Honing Our Leadership Presence
61.Practice Conscious Influence (Influence By Choice, Not Chance)
62.Know Your Leadership Wake (What Is Your Leadership Wake?)
63.Achieve Success, Again and Again (Cultivating Our Capacity For Repeated Success)

64.Make The Most Of Coaching
Back Matter


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About the Author

Catherine Robinson-Walker