Physician Practices: Giving Your Physicians Enough Time

I have been in healthcare almost twenty years and we still struggle to give physicians enough time and it is because we are unable to think outside the box.  When I go to the hair salon, I don’t wait more than 5 minutes past my appointment time as a standard.  They recognize that I am […]

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Leap Day Tips for Leaping Up or Leaping Out of Your Job Rut

Recently, I have had several conversations with friends and peers about being unhappy in their job and wanting more or something different.  And many times we just don’t know how to go after the something more or different.  So here are my tips for getting out of your work rut or taking advantage of where […]

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Ask SSS: Equally Confused

Dear Style,   How can women claim credit for “teamwork” – in response to the economic assertion in this article that successful teams credit men more than women: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/upshot/when-teamwork-doesnt-work-for-women.html? Equally Confused   Dear Equally Confused, I believe that there are parts of the country and/or business sectors where for the most part women are treated […]

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How to Manage Physicians: Set Them Up for Success

I had a friend ask me the other day, when I was going to tackle managing physicians.  And she held up her fists and told me to “Go Get ‘Em”.  I am afraid she is going to be disappointed Though I have “managed” physicians that act like petulant children and even had the occasional Dictaphone […]

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Management Monday: Opportunities vs. Problems

I believe that the way you approach a problem is the key to finding a successful solution and for managing change.  I don’t have problems … I only have “opportunities”.  And trust me, I have lots of opportunities. So here are my tips for successfully turning problems into opportunities at work: The Problem Employee that […]

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Management Monday: Are You the Problem?

Are You the Problem? “It isn’t you, it’s me.”  This is a great answer when you are trying to let someone down gently, but when it is your work and you are really invested –  recognizing this is really difficult. Let’s ask ourselves some questions to find out if this really is your situation: Do […]

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