Culture Catalyst Blog & Articles

Nurses Leave Their Managers, Not Their Jobs

Turnover is costly in every profession, but in nursing it takes its toll. Not only financially, but it affects quality, safety, and service.  The 2020 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report, found that the average cost per ...

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 ...

Dear CEO, Nurses Need Your Help

Even before COVID, nurses were stressed and burning out at higher rates than ever before. Now, they are under even greater stress for a multitude of reasons and want to be heard. Some have turned to unions.  A few weeks ago, ...

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 ...

What’s Next?

Posted by Kristin Baird That is a question weighing on everyone’s minds today. As more and more news reports tell us there will be no “getting back to normal”. We must ask; what is the new normal? Good question, but no ...

Deal Breakers and Hot Buttons

Posted by Kristin Baird All of us need to be in touch with our core values, but leaders, in particular, need to be crystal clear about what they define as deal-breakers in their working relationships. When I am coaching healthcare leaders, one ...

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 ...

What are Your Big Rocks?

Posted by Kristin Baird Years ago, I attended a time-management seminar. One of their key concepts really stuck with me. The presenter had a glass cylinder filled to the top with big rocks, small pebbles, and sand.  On the table beside ...

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