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I Don’t Have Time

Say these four words often enough and you’ll believe it without a doubt. Leaders who take our course, Be the Leader Nobody Wants to Leave, often tell us that they don’t have time to round, coach, or do stay interviews.  Being ...

Talk is Cheap When it Comes to Taking Care of Staff

I just had a disheartening coaching conversation with a new leader who works in an organization that claims to take good care of their staff. This new leader, “Angie” is trying to address a severe staffing shortage in creative ways. ...

Example spreads like flesh-eating bacteria

Posted by Kristin Baird It’s no secret that leaders are crucial in driving culture, especially when it comes to modeling and holding team members accountable for service behaviors. We have been working with an organization on making necessary culture shifts. One of ...

Keep Calm and Get Real

Posted by Kristin Baird One thing I love about our Coaching for Engagement and Improved Performance workshop is seeing attendees reach those “Aha!” moments when they start to see their challenges in a new light. A few weeks ago, I was working ...

3 Sure Signs that Employee Engagement is Slipping

Written By: Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MHA It’s been well documented that there is a strong correlation between employee engagement and patient satisfaction. That’s why it is essential for leaders at all levels to remain vigilant about engagement. Even minor downward ...

Coaching or Training?

Posted by Kristin Baird This morning I had a discussion with one of my clients about accountability. Like many leaders, she finds that holding others accountable is one of the most difficult aspects of her work. During our conversation, she shared that ...

How NOT to Talk to a Disengaged Employee

Posted by Kristin Baird Employee engagement is at the core of any company’s performance. But in healthcare, where the patient experience drives loyalty, trust, and even reimbursement, engagement is paramount to success. A disengaged employee needs coaching right away.  Spotting and addressing ...

Accountability Can’t Be Optional

Posted by Kristin Baird I am a firm believer in setting and upholding service standards. In fact, I first implemented service standards in 1996 and wrote about the importance of them in my book, Customer Service in Healthcare (2000, Jossey Bass). It ...