Leading with Mastery and Heart

Leading with Mastery and Heart

The Coaching Companion for Thriving Nurse Leaders

1st Edition - January 7, 2020

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  • Author: Catherine Robinson-Walker
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323761147
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323721981

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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

  • Introduction
    Section I. Knowing Who You Are as a Leader
    Part One: Introspection and Learning

    1. The Stakes are High and You Must Change 
    2. Practicing Radical Honesty 
    3. You’re Not Happy. Now What?  
    4. Focusing Too Much on Other People 
    5. Taking Charge of Our Stories 
    6. Being Accountable for A Leadership Mistake

    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
    10. Being Too Good

    Part Three: Emotional Ghosts and Triggers

    11. We CAN Manage Emotional Hijacks 
    12. The Destructive Power of Old Emotional Baggage
    13. When Being Right is Not Enough 
    14. Manage Your Triggers and Find Peace 

    Part Four: Compassion and Care – for Yourself

    15. A Compassionate Intervention
    16. Establishing Healthy Boundaries 
    17. When Good Intentions Go Awry 
    18. What Learning “Spirals” Teach Us 

    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 

    Part Two:  Relationship Landmines and Let-Downs

    23. Leadership and Betrayal
    24. Recognizing Competing Commitments 
    25. Your Evaluation Doesn’t Go Well.  What Will You Do?
    26. The Downside of Storytelling

    Part Three: Loving Your Team – No Matter What

    27. Leading a Team That’s Checked Out 
    28. Preparing Your Team for The Future 
    29. Shining Eyes
    30. The Hidden Power of the Team Leader 
    31. The 70% Team

    Section III: Leading Change
    Part One: Ready or Not, Change is Here

    32. Managing Too Much Change 
    33. Readiness and Reinforcement Matter 

    Part Two:  Change Happens – So Does Resistance

    34. Understanding 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

    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 
    43. Demonstrating Courage and Own Your Power 
    44. How Do You See Yourself? 
    45. Being A One-Person Show
    46. The Power of Executive Presence

    Part Two: Navigating Power Detractors

    47. 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
    52. The Problem with Perfection

    Section V: Leading with Mastery and Heart
    Part One: Developing Others

    53. Grooming for All, Regardless Of Budget 
    54. The CNO as Chief Influence Officer
    55. Turning Poor Performance Around
    56. Does Anyone Want Your Job?
    57. Coach While You Lead
    58. Let Coaching Fill Your Heart

    Part Two: Being a Role Model

    59. What Are You Passing On To Others?
    60. Develop Your Unique Leadership Style
    61. Practice Conscious Influence
    62. Know Your Leadership Wake
    63. Achieve Success, Again and Again


    64. Make the Most of Coaching


Product details

  • No. of pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: January 7, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323761147
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323721981

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Catherine Robinson-Walker

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