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Using coaching and action learning to support staff leadership development

James, Alison Heulwen and Arnold, Hannah 2022. Using coaching and action learning to support staff leadership development. Nursing Management 29 (3) , pp. 32-40. 10.7748/nm.2022.e2040
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Abstract

During the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, nurse leaders and managers have been compelled to prioritise immediate issues in their clinical areas and put aside the professional development of staff. However, leadership development for individuals and teams is essential to ensure nurses feel valued and develop the skills required for team cohesion, problem-solving, decision-making and innovation. Simple and effective approaches to staff leadership development are needed. Two such approaches are coaching and action learning. This article provides an introduction to coaching and action learning as approaches nurse leaders and managers can use to promote leadership development among individual team members and within the team. It describes how coaching and action learning work and their potential benefits and challenges. It explains how the two approaches can be used to underpin effective problem-solving and goal setting, and support nurses in their professional development, the ultimate aim being to deliver safe and effective patient care.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: RCN Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN: 1354-5760
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 July 2022
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2022 04:01
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/150859

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