Monthly: July 2010

Monthly: July 2010

Great Kitchen: No Outlets (So there is a reason for the blueprint!)


Many years ago my ex-husband and I were building a home.  It wasn’t anything fancy, but it was our first home, and we were excited.  I was in hospital risk…

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Balance is a Strategy


During a recent business development meeting, my colleagues and I were discussing the reading habits of successful people.  This particular conversation was sparked by one of the members sharing his…

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You Have to Have a Healthcare Strategy


Regardless of your position on healthcare reform, recent legislation will change the way we operate our businesses.  Small companies will have to determine whether they want to grow and thereby…

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Dogs Are Cute, But Not Great Leaders


I have two dogs—Brownie and Linus. Brownie is a three year old dachshund and Linus is a two year old Chiweenie.  They are good friends, but make no mistake—they plot…

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Apologizing for Mistakes is a Strategy


There was recently a news story about a Canadian-born woman who is now a US citizen and how she has endured multiple instances of being handcuffed, arrested, and interrogated—on at…

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7 Question Check Up For Your Business Strategy


I was listening to a news broadcast this morning about the importance of getting an annual physical exam.  The doctor discussed the need to check the routine stuff, adult vaccinations,…

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Shrek: A True Executive Leader


It is my belief that a true leader will never ask his followers to do something he wouldn’t be willing to do himself. In the first Shrek movie, Lord Farquaad…

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Exit Strategy for Executive Leadership


Today, I was reminded of the most valuable lesson I learned as a young executive in a rural hospital in Texas.  It had become necessary to terminate one of the…

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