In the face of a projected nurse-leader shortage, nurse executives need a resource for training and retaining the next generation of directors and supervisors. The Nurse Executive’s Coaching Manual is the only book on coaching for nurse executives. Written by expert executive coaches-both of whom are nurses-this book provides the nurse executive with an overview of the coaching approach, competencies, models, tools, and resources that will be applicable to coaching other leaders in a health care organization. This concept differs from mentoring in that mentoring is simply the transfer of knowledge from a more experienced person to another who is less experienced. Coaching is a learning and development strategy that provides the leader with the tools necessary to enhance individual and organizational performance, support succession planning, and help future leaders make successful transitions. It is a learning path that allows for self-discovery and innovation along the way.
This book will inspire leaders to enrich their personal and professional legacy through coaching others. At the same time, it will motivate aspiring nurse leaders to explore this method in their own path to leadership.
2010 AJN Book of the Year award winner by the American Journal of Nursing in the leadership and management category.
About the Author
Kimberly McNally MN, RN, is an executive coach and organizational consultant with almost 30 years’ experience in diverse leadership, consulting, education, and clinical positions. She has provided leadership coaching to senior executives, physicians, nursing leaders, executive directors, managers, and educators in health care and other sectors. Her work has been published in leading health care publications, including Nurse Leader, Journal of Nursing Administration, and the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
McNally received certification in integral coaching from New Ventures West in San Francisco and certification in the Leadership Circle Profile Assessment Tools. She has a master’s degree in nursing with a minor in business from the University of Washington. She served as a board member and president-elect of the American Society for Healthcare Education and Training/American Hospital Association and received the organization’s Distinguished Achievement Award.
Liz Cunningham, MA, RN, of Cunningham Communications, Inc., is an executive coach and consultant. She received her master’s degree in human communication from the University of Denver and has completed all the required coursework for a doctorate in organizational communication.
Cunningham’s clients have included Kaiser Permanente, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, The Medical Center of Aurora (Colorado), Trinity Health (Michigan and Iowa), University of Washington Medical Center, and Apple Computer. Her work has been featured in Nurse Leader, the official journal of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.