An Internal Treasury


In my studies this week the conversations turned to the experience of natural setbacks in life and how we each handle them. Sometimes our setbacks are so difficult we cannot see to focus on our goals, and we’ve only the energy to ‘not give up,’ and can only muster the energy to merely stick to […]

Perspectives


I am ever aware of what seems like a growing number of people and family members that have chosen to shut out the lives of others. We do this with such a quick brisk exit that there is no time or opportunity to learn how to agree to disagree. When we do this our actions […]

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.

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 […]

8-Steps to Personal Transformation


Change is hard, ask anyone. As Daniel Goleman points out in “Primal Leadership” one only needs to think back on our previous successes, as well as our failed attempts at change to see it. Our annual pilgrimage to aspiring New Year’s resolutions serves as ample evidence of this. Effectively changing our lives requires us to reverse […]

Organizational Artifacts: Blurred lines or Precious Gems?


At the heart of all organizations lie the observable artifacts, and we as leaders influence them. Observable artifacts are all of the things we notice; the things we see, hear, and feel when we engage in a new group setting in an unfamiliar culture. Observable artifacts are all of the visible parts of a group’s […]

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. […]

Motivation or Innovation?


Do you crave better results? Better results in your health, in your business, in your marriage…..in your life? If you want results, you better get innovative. Can’t seem to find a way to afford that 335i? Want a Fortune 500 company? Maybe you just want a nice set of 6 pack to die for abs. […]

Fit and Toned- Free Weights or Machines?


The age old question! Do I use machines, cables, free weights, or the often forgotten and neglected body weight to get in shape? The answer is “YES!” You use all of them. To what extent you incorporate each into your fitness focus depends upon your level of fitness and individualized personal goals. Machines are great, […]

Of Fitness and Food- Maximize for Success


Sundays at my house always resemble me as a well organized (relitively speaking) vacation planner packing for a week long journey. Sundays in my house for the most part are both a loving disciplined ritual and a routine. Food prepping, laundry, exercise plans……When you come down to it, each week is in and of itself […]