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 […]

Conflict and Clarity: 7 Elements to Address Both


Conflict is a necessary part of leadership. With opportunity and growth comes change. Change potentiates conflict. A common conflict situation I have experienced in the workplace occurs when there is a lack of clarity in the direction desired or agreed upon roles and duties for all members of a team. This can create negative results […]

The Rock and Roll Marriage


Having rock and roll marriage is about learning to duck the rocks that get thrown at it (and they will come!) and fearlessly rolling with the punches. Having a great marriage is hard, it’s so not easy. It takes time, patience, nurturing, and a desire to empower your mate to be the be the best […]