Freud, Fromm, and Leadership


Freud and Fromm talk about four different personality types from a leadership perspective: the erotic, obsessive, narcissist, and the marketing personality. The erotic personality is one of high maintenance, always seeking to be needed and loved. They place a priority on being liked above respect. They have a divine interest in others and getting to […]

Rural Health Care and Reform


The contemporary issue at hand is in developing an ongoing education and competency program, within the financial and time constraints so common to today’s rural healthcare clinics. The healthcare organization today, and its leaders must develop a strategy for incorporating this into the newer models and expectations of medical and nursing teams, and the Patient Centered Model of care.

Leading Change in Healthcare


Healthcare leaders today are tasked with creating robust and complex changing organizations that are well equipped to navigate through newer patient-centered models of care. For our healthcare workforce this means that leaders must learn to apply positive psychology and a relationship-centered model of care. Steps that healthcare leaders can take to increase their effectiveness in […]

When Your Dead


This post was originally published on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at http://www.greatleadersserve.org WHEN YOU’RE DEAD… I went to a funeral today. When’s the last time you went to one? How did it affect you? Do you ever leave a funeral service with questions? I do. One of my recurring questions is… Did the people who […]

Lead Like a Skinny Cow


Recently my organization underwent a grueling boot camp style, dramatic and innovative healthcare system process redesign. It was a rip the band-aid off fast approach, and two weeks of asking people to quickly change many of the ingrained daily processes they had known for many years. Set-up for organizational failure? Nope. I was impressed by […]

Hopes and Dreams


There is a quote that has always struck me….” As long as we think dugout canoes are the only possibility-all that is real or can be real- we will never see the ship, we will never feel the wind blow.”~ Sonia Johnson. How many of us go through life, so busy in all of the […]

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned at the Gym


This is a blog from more than a year ago but the principles hold true for me today! Everything I know about leadership, I learned at the gym. Okay, maybe not everything, but I’ve learned an awful lot. I’ve learned that there are quite a few fitness habits that if used as a catalyst in […]

Does your company have Culture Ambassadors?


I am a professed culture geek. Culture is everything to me. It is the payoff and the reward for listening to your customers, where everybody is a customer! Being a Culture Ambassador brings great rewards and fulfillment! There are employees that would love to be the ‘Culture Ambassador’ of the week. Culture doesn’t eat strategy, […]

Entering a Global Market


Many entrepreneurs enter the global market for a variety of reasons. Why is it important for entrepreneurs to learn to think globally? What are the advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurial ventures to move into the global marketplace? What must entrepreneurs consider when entering the global market? From the research a global entrepreneur is an individual, […]

The Melding of Personal and Professional Technology


Can you think of examples in your life where your personal and professional technology are intertwined? This is a topic near and dear to me. As technology moves forward we must take care to guard the blurring of lines that comes with it. In an article on technology and innovation by John Havens (2013) in […]