Prepare For Growth: Promote From Within

Promoting internally carries significant benefits. Promoting from within fosters productivity, retention and enhances morale. Numbers indicate that internal promotion can save up to 11 times the base salary when compared to hiring an outside candidate. Unfortunately, without a strong leadership development program, organizations helplessly fall into a hiring spiral, wasting or losing internal talent, overspending on  [continue reading…]

Does Your Healthcare Executive Search Firm Measure Up? 

What do you look for in a Healthcare Executive Search firm? Is size an important consideration?  How do you measure success? In choosing an Executive Search firm, it’s important to know the firm’s quality, efficiency, and outcome metrics. A quality search firm will consistently produce leaders that drive the mission of the organization and directly  [continue reading…]

America’s Nursing Shortage: It’s Real and It’s Back!

America’s Nursing Shortage A nursing shortage is looming and rapidly approaching, the likes of which would be twice as large as any nursing shortage experienced in this country since the mid-1960s. The Vital Signs are Dropping: The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012-2022 projections state there will be 1.05 million RN job openings in 2022,  [continue reading…]

Compassion for Nurses AND PATIENTS Multiplied MILLIONS of Times: That is the DAISY Foundation

Compassion for Nurse and Patients: The Daisy Foundation 2017 will be the FOURTH YEAR that KBA will serve as a PROUD INDUSTRY PARTNER of the amazing DAISY ORGANIZATION celebrating extraordinary nurses, and exponentially, millions of patients. The DAISY Award Today “We never imagined when we created this program in 1999 that today, there would be  [continue reading…]

Is your Organization a Launchpad for Excellence?

KBA is a vital resource in recruiting top talent for these organizations. Some of the best healthcare organizations serve as a launchpad for excellence. Their culture fosters strong leadership and creates executives who leave for bigger opportunities.  In his research across 18 industries, Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D. of the Tuck Center for Leadership at Dartmouth College, identified  [continue reading…]

Breast Cancer Awareness

Are you or a member of your family among the 1 in 8 women in the United States who will get breast cancer? – I AM. Kirby Bates Associates is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8  [continue reading…]

KBA Solutions to Over-Stretched Leadership

Departures of Key Nursing Leaders In the current fast-paced health care environment, the departure of a key nursing leader, particularly an unplanned one, leaves an organization with a major void. With the average time that it takes to fill a key leadership role ranging anywhere from 6 to 12 months, it is essential that the  [continue reading…]

Home Grown Leadership

Growing Executive Nurse Leaders from Within If you have ever shopped at a farmer’s market, you’ll understand that the best produce is home grown. These experienced gardeners will tell you what makes their crops flourish; it all comes down to preparing the ground last autumn.  The hard work that was done “out of season” pays  [continue reading…]

One Size… Does Not Fit All

  New ambulatory models of care require new leadership talents. As healthcare changes, the diversity of talent needed to meet the challenges has also changed. New models of ambulatory care are evolving requiring unique and customized leadership talent. KBA has remained on the leading edge to partner with clients to respond to their diversified talent needs.  [continue reading…]

Learn to Soar With KBA Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching for Nurse Leaders To significantly and sustainably transform an organization into a thriving culture of caring, or to catapult one that attracts top talent with little turnover is not a simple task and requires a multi-pronged approach. It starts with leadership that understands the value of partnering with experts while investing in its greatest  [continue reading…]

Fill A Leadership Void With KBA Interim Professionals

Fill a Leadership Void with an Interim Leader The daily life of a CEO or other C-suite leader is one with frequent unanticipated challenge. The departure of a key nursing leader, particularly an unplanned one, can leave an organization with a major void.  Organizations are hard pressed to go without competent nursing leadership, especially in  [continue reading…]

Active Impressions Gage Future Success

5 Tips for Maintaining a Good Impression Well After the Initial Interview Most everyone knows that first impressions are lasting impressions.  The initial first seven seconds of any new encounter make a mark on how you are perceived by those with whom you are interacting.  You consider dress, grooming, posture and non-verbal indicators in preparing  [continue reading…]

Executive Coaching Tips: Successful First Impressions

Executive Coaching Tips for Nurse Leaders First impressions are lasting impressions.  The initial first seven seconds of any new encounter make a mark on how you are perceived by those with whom you are interacting.  You consider dress, grooming, posture and non-verbal indicators in preparing for that first encounter. But did you ever stop to  [continue reading…]

KBA Interim Leadership Heroic Executive Solutions

Interim Leadership for Healthcare Organizations When the planned or unplanned departure of a vital leader occurs, partnering with Kirby Bates Associates for Interim Leadership is always a great solution. Interim leaders provide outstanding value and often come to the rescue for organizations at critical times. A key question that is often raised by an organization  [continue reading…]

Fast Track Executive Success: KBA Leadership Coaching

The success of nursing leaders, particularly the Nurse Executive, is crucial to the overall performance of healthcare organizations and requires advanced management and leadership skills. Executive coaches can be very helpful in developing and guiding effective, strong and engaged nurse leaders. But don’t just take our word for it. Here is a recent example of  [continue reading…]

The Consultative Search Model

As System Chief Nursing Officer for the Trinity Mother Frances Hospital & Clinics in Tyler, TX, Rob Rose has hands-on experience in managing the complexity of an integrated healthcare delivery system. During his six years at TMFH&C and in prior roles, Rob has reached out to KBA multiple times because of their knowledge, expertise and  [continue reading…]

Looking to Improve Your Nursing ROI?

For more than 25 years, the Consulting Practice at Kirby Bates Associates has helped patient care executives improve the operations and financial performance of their departments, enhance the credibility and effectiveness of leadership teams and strengthen nursing operations and patient care. One of our most frequently requested services is the evaluation of nursing productivity and  [continue reading…]

Mind the Gap

When you enter the London subway (The Tube), the announcement is always to “mind the gap” between the train and the platform.   You must intentionally step over the gap to get to where you want to go. As organizations observe gaps in leadership performance, are they directing resources to bridge that gap? The success of  [continue reading…]

Finding the Right Fit: A Consultative Approach to Search

Executive search for a new healthcare leader is an opportunity to advance an organization’s mission and strategy. The right fit means the new executive’s contribution will further the organization’s strategic position. The Perfect Fit There’s more to finding the ideal candidate than simply finding the right skill set. Your organization needs help finding the individual  [continue reading…]

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