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…]

A Legacy of Leadership

  As I look back over my 12 years as CEO of Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) I am honored to carry on an exciting nursing leadership legacy. The creativity, talent and determination of Nursing Leaders and the vision of the important role a Nursing led consulting firm can bring to healthcare have made KBA a  [continue reading…]

Expanding and Growing Retained Search Services

Due to continued support from our longstanding clients and the addition of new clients in 2014, Kirby Bates Associates has expanded our scope of retained searches and our search team. Changes within our client’s organizations have resulted in some shifts in the type of searches we are requested to conduct. CNO, ACNO, and Administrative/Service Line  [continue reading…]