Enhancing Leadership and Coaching Study

Enhancing Coaching and Leadership Competencies to Promote Knowledge Translation in Long-term Care

Start/End Dates: 2010 - 2013

Investigators: Cummings GG (PI), Sales AE, Estabrooks CA, Laschinger HK, Wong CA.

Funder: CIHR; KT Canada

Grant Amount: $142,800

Description: There has been increasing attention and emphasis on the key role of nursing leaders in advancing change in healthcare organizations - to create healthier and safer practice environments for both nurses and patients. Leadership style has shown to be an important component of effective leadership needed to build trust and healthier work environments that promote patient safety, excellence in care and the retention of nurses. In this study, we will pilot-test the effect of a leadership intervention (Coaching for Impressive CARE) that develops coaching and communication skills, designed to increase long-term care (LTC) managers' resonant leadership behaviours.


  1. To examine the impact of the coaching intervention to develop leadership behaviours of managers on staff nurse workplace attitudes, perceived quality of worklife, and subsequently, work outcomes.
  2. To analyze relationships among managers' leadership behaviours and staff nurse workplace attitudes, perceived quality of worklife and work outcomes.
  3. To conduct focus groups with managers and staff to gather qualitative information regarding the effectiveness of the coaching leadership intervention.

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