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Due Diligence


As a business strategy consultant, I have seen many organizations violate the trust of their employees by not having documented procedures.  It isn’t enough to tell someone your expectations.  You…

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Communication is a Strategy


I have never understood the phenomena of executive leadership that do not listen to their employees.  Frequently, I go to a client’s site to perform an operations assessment and discover…

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Tips for a Requirements Analysis (Part II)


This is part two of Tips for a Requirement Analysis.  In this article, I am addressing the people component of your system implementation.  Remember, these tips can be used for…

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Tips for a Requirements Analysis (Part I)


As a business strategy consultant, I have seen many organizations spend lots of money and time choosing information management systems but very little time proactively identifying the long term impact…

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Confessions of a Multitasker


I confess – I am a multitasker.  I have read many articles about the research of multitasking and yet I continue to do it.  Truth to be told – I…

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Executive Leadership Means Making Tough Decisions


One of the hardest things for hospital personnel to deal with is a disaster that affects the whole town.  Often I still have flashbacks to a time when there was…

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The Story of an Organization and Their Struggle to Achieve Operational Efficiency


Last fall, I arrived at a client hospital site and felt as though I had fallen into the land of Winnie the Pooh.  The manager of the department seemed to…

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Protect Your Organization


Several years ago I received a phone call from an executive leader who was desperately seeking answers after he discovered his partner had embezzled thousands of dollars from his company. …

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Effective Leadership Requires Planning


Recently I saw a tee-shirt on a man who was jogging down the street all by himself.  The front of the shirt was printed with the phrase, “I must hurry…

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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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