What’s Up for 2015?


Tomorrow begins for me an annual pilgrimage, a two week period of time that I look forward to each year with great enthusiasm and energy. I have selfishly embraced this time for more than 20 years, finding time to be mindful in evaluating my life, my contributions, my progress toward goals, am I on track […]

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 […]

Organizational Change


Change is hard, ask anyone. As Daniel Goleman points out in “Primal Leadership” (Goleman, D. 2002, Pg 116), one only needs to think back on our previous successes as well as our failed attempts at change. Let our annual pilgrimage to aspiring New Year’s resolutions serve as ample evidence of this. Successful change is based […]

Preparing for Change


Change is born of dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction with our current state, with our processes at work, with our finances and relationships, with ourselves. We don’t have to stay stuck, we can choose to change. Change happens in three phases. The first is in acknowledging there is a need to change and progressing to preparing to change. […]

Somep’n’s Gotta Change


It is puzzling to me, in both my personal and professional life, when people say that they want innovation yet they then seem to employ every option they can to stop it. In organizations we complain about what does not work, and proceed to squash the first idea that comes along to fix it. In […]