This new approach to leadership focuses on how students can develop your leadership skills right from the start of their nursing programme through to transitioning to their first role. The book first takes students through the underpinning knowledge and theory and then through practical skills to help them understand all aspects of leadership and how it is a key component of providing quality care to patients in a range of environments and settings. Real stories from nursing leaders, practitioners and students are included to inspire students and show them how they can impact positively on practice, whatever level they are working at. Key features include:  • Real life focus, grounded in everyday practice, with lots of case studies and examples to help students see how theory relates to practice  • Activities to help students reflect about their own practice, and about themselves as leaders  • Video interviews with nurse leaders and students on the companion website  • Further reading and links to journal articles in both the book and more on the companion website help students delve deeper and prepare for assessments.

The Coaching Leader

The Coaching Leader

The Coaching Leader
Brian Webster-Henderson Gillian McCready Sandra Cairncross

Chapter learning outcomes

On completion of this chapter you will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the concept of coaching from theoretical and practical perspectives.
  • Have become familiar with the CLEAR coaching model and understand its various stages.
  • Have knowledge of the applicability of coaching to your developing role as a nurse and how you might use coaching within a clinical learning environment.
  • Have a rich understanding of the importance of the skills of listening and thinking, and how they can enhance your approach as a coaching leader in nursing.

Key concepts

Coaching, CLEAR model, listening, thinking, personal reflection


This chapter takes a slightly different approach from others in this book, in that ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles