Why You Should Consider Using a Professional Coach

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  [continue reading…]

Top 5 Trends for Healthcare

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 Top Healthcare Trends: 1. Tackling the opioid crisis –  [continue reading…]

New Year- New Aspirations

New Year 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  [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…]

Tailored Coaching to Meet Every Leaders Needs

Tailored Executive Coaching Services 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  [continue reading…]

The Next Generation in Workforce Solutions is Here

Next Generation in Workforce Solutions. 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  [continue reading…]

What’s Your Story?

Kirby Bates helps to make success stories happen.  Every healthcare organization has its own unique story.  As they work diligently to serve the needs of their communities, each day turns a new page filled with challenges and successes.  Intertwined within many organizations’ narrative lies a common key element, Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) Executive Search.  KBA is  [continue reading…]

Choices for Expert Interim Leaders from KBA

Interim Nurse Leaders Have Flexible Options Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to offer flexible options as you choose your preferred method of securing outstanding KBA interim nursing leaders. What is best for you? We are all about client choice when it comes to needs and selection for seasoned interim nursing leaders. Kirby Bates is pleased  [continue reading…]

5 Qualities that Translate Into a Successful Nurse Leader

5 Qualities that Translate Into a Successful Nurse Leader Ever wonder how one of your better performers gets recruited away right from under your nose and you didn’t even know they were canvassing the market? Worse yet, they were an “A” player and you didn’t comprehend the full extent of the loss until they were  [continue reading…]

The Millennial Nurse-Force

The Millennial Nursing Workforce More than one in three American workers today are Millennials, adults ages 18 to 35. According to the Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 data showed that  Millennials surpassed Generation-Xers in becoming the largest share of the American workforce. The impact of the Millennial workforce can pose unique  [continue reading…]

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…]

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