Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Stop Managing and Start Coaching

The adage goes, people leave their bosses, not their jobs. But would fewer people leave their jobs if their managers acted more like coaches than bosses? Managing typically employs a set of skills needed to keep the department running smoothly. ...

Use Critical Thinking while Winging It

If you’re like me, you’re probably sick of hearing phrases like, “unprecedented times,” and “new normal”. Perhaps these phrases are so popular because we just don’t know what to call the phase that we’re in. I was recently listening to ...

Be the leader nobody wants to leave

That’s a hefty order. I recently conducted in-depth interviews with CNOs from across the country. During the interviews, the majority said that weak leadership at the department level is a major part of the problem. Most said that it stems ...

There’s No Try in Leadership

I was recently coaching an executive whose team had failed to meet a stated goal. He wanted to give them another chance to try, so I asked him to make a list of things he could do differently to get ...

Authoritative Leaders Need Not Apply

It seems to me that the concept of accountability is getting a bad rap. I had someone tell me the other day that the reason I don’t see accountability as a bad thing is because I spent 25 years in ...

Core Values Matter Most in Turbulent Times

Posted by Kristin Baird Today’s news is laden with stories about the COVID-19 crisis and how it is affecting healthcare. I interview leaders about issues they are facing during COVID-19. The most successful organizations stay grounded in their core values.  Stay Visible Last ...

Stop Being a Wimp and Start Leading

Posted by Kristin Baird There is a four-letter word that stifles even the best leaders. FEAR. I’ve heard people use an acronym – Forget Everything And Run. That certainly won’t get a leader very far. The mantra I like to use ...