Top Trends in the Executive Search Process

  Today’s healthcare executives face unique leadership challenges that are driven by health system consolidation; shifts in organizational culture; changes in employee composition; and redesign from the bedside to the boardroom. Organizations are faced with recruiting leaders for emerging roles that align with new healthcare structures and replacing an entire generation of baby boomers. Successful  [continue reading…]

Giving Thanks

  “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone” —Gladys Bronwyn Stern This Thanksgiving, I say thank you to all of our friends, candidates, partners, supporters, and colleagues. We are thankful for you. Especially for those inspiring compassionate care—setting the example and providing care to all. We are grateful for our partnership with The DAISY Foundation. Their meaningful recognition  [continue reading…]

6 Career Planning Strategies to Propel Growth

Career planning can seem like a daunting process, but it can be a worthy investment of time that accelerates your career trajectory. Active career planning includes the development of activities and action steps to achieve individual career goals. Basic steps in career planning include: exploring your interests, assessing your talents, strategic planning, and development of  [continue reading…]

Congratulations to Robyn Begley, DNP, RN!

  Congratulations to Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, who begins this week as the new CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the CNO of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Kirby Bates Associates is especially proud to have been chosen by AONE and AHA and their Search Committee to facilitate their process and  [continue reading…]

5 Essential Skills for Compassionate Care in Nursing

  What is Compassionate Care?   According to a systematic literature review in 2016 published by the National Center for Biotechnology, “Compassion originates as an empathic response to suffering, as a rational process which pursues patients’ wellbeing, through specific, ethical actions directed at finding a solution to their suffering. We therefore define the term compassion  [continue reading…]

Happy Labor Day!

  “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” —Martin Luther King On Labor Day we celebrate the contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. Nurses perform myriad tasks while providing compassionate care.  Nurse Leaders facilitate excellence in care giving while juggling the needs of many. This weekend we celebrate you, your dedication, and your hard work. Thank you, From  [continue reading…]

What are the Benefits of Interim Leadership in Healthcare?

Imagine being able to experience variety in geography, living arrangements, work settings and colleagues several times a year – welcoming a new set of challenges in each assignment. Often, nursing leaders share that the most energizing and fulfilling experiences they have had during their careers involved situations when they have truly transformed practice environments. Interim  [continue reading…]

How to Build a Professional Network in Healthcare

Building and maintaining a professional network is an essential skill and activity for all professionals, especially those in healthcare. With complex environments changing so rapidly, however, it is often all too easy to neglect. The turbulent nature of healthcare today, makes the commitment to being professionally connected vital. The need to understand external trends and  [continue reading…]

69% of Global Firms Plan for Leadership Coaching in 2018 – Should You?

  Developing internal talent is one of the most cost-effective approaches to developing high performing leaders at all levels within healthcare organizations. While classes or seminars provide generalized guidance for some employees, they may not be the most effective approach for leadership development. One-on-one leadership coaching is tailored to the needs of the individual and the opportunities within the  [continue reading…]

Inspiring Compassionate Care

In the constantly evolving world of healthcare delivery, what never changes is the central importance of skillful and compassionate care giving at the patient’s bedside. As leaders we want to facilitate that excellence in care giving, but it’s not always clear how. We asked Nurse Leaders from all across the country during the American Organization  [continue reading…]

Why You Should Consider Using a Professional Coach

What would you think if during a review a supervisor said, “You could benefit from having a professional coach”? In days past, this statement would bring heart palpitations to emerging leaders and seasoned executives alike, whose first thoughts might be that they were failing, performing poorly, or heading down the road of being replaced. However, contrary to  [continue reading…]

Top 5 Trends for Healthcare

As the initial two months of the new year are already in the rearview mirror, five trends are emerging from the headlines to form the 2018 healthcare agenda:  The opioid crisis Social determinants of health Healthcare reform Patient experience Leadership alignment     Read More: 1. Tackling the opioid crisis – Opioids are the leading  [continue reading…]

New Year- New Aspirations

The new year brings a time for contemplation and reflection.   For many, these reflections are met with resolutions and plans to achieve success in the future.   What Inhibits Success? It is good to be able to recognize, articulate and utilize your strengths. However, it is also important to understand where you may be  [continue reading…]

Exceptional Leadership Opportunity

Kirby Bates Associates is honored to conduct the search to recruit the CNO/CEO for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA). As reflected in the title, the role has dual responsibility as the CEO for AONE and as the CNO for AHA. The CEO/CNO serves as a national leader  [continue reading…]

Gaining a New Perspective

There is an old adage that nurses make the worst patients. I recently had the experience of "trading places” by being a patient at a community hospital just south of Boston. With many decades as a nursing and hospital administrator under my belt, I can tell you that this was both a challenging and enlightening  [continue reading…]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kirby Bates Associates has many things to be thankful for, but at the top of our list is our cherished clients, candidates, and colleagues. Thank you for your support and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! 

Tailored Coaching to Meet Every Leaders Needs

No two members of your team are the same.  What motivates one could cause another to falter.  If your goal is to develop a dynamic leadership team, then forgo the cookie-cutter coaching approach and engage experts who provide tailor-made coaching programs focused on individualized learning and mentoring needs.  Kirby Bates’ expert panel of coaches are capable of ensuring  [continue reading…]

The Next Generation in Workforce Solutions is Here

Is your organization ready to get disruptive? As nursing executives working with organizations across the country, we know first-hand the challenges many organizations are facing in getting a sufficient supply of high-quality contingent staff (i.e. travel nurses) when they need them. That is why we are so pleased to share with our colleagues that there  [continue reading…]