Management/Leadership

A couple of days ago I shared a story on Twitter from Scientific American titled Women May Find Management Positions Less Desirable. I disagreed with the premise of the article, and I shared it with a couple of people I know who I thought might be interested in it. One of the people who responded […]

I don’t know how many people remember the original Star Trek series. For those who don’t, there was an episode where a guest character had created a super computer with the intention that it could run an entire starship on its own, such that it wouldn’t need a crew or a captain. As the computer […]

There’s many things I do that get accolades for that, sometimes, I start to think I can’t do anything wrong. Usually that’s when reality kicks in. It can feel harsh or just disappointing but it’s the type of thing that brings me back to reality, even if I didn’t actually make any mistakes. A friend […]

You know why I think I’m a good consultant? There’s actually more than one reason. First, I know I know my stuff when it comes to whatever I’m consulting on; otherwise I don’t accept the assignment. Second, I’m good with people I’m consulting with if they’re willing to work with me. Jiuck via Compfight Over […]

“You can’t just hide and act like nothing’s going on.” “Sure I can.” “Don’t you care about what’s happening?” “Not really, because there’s nothing I can do. I have no power; minorities have no power. I did my part; now I’m done.” “I’m not giving up. I’m going to fight for the next 4 years.” […]

When you were a regular employee, you pretty much knew the job you had to do. You had specific duties that had been laid out, you were taught in a straight forward manner how to perform them, and that’s what you did. Day after day you did the same exact thing with few deviations, relied […]

I remember a time many years ago when I was working with a health care group out of state. They brought me in to do an assessment of their charge capture process throughout a 2-hospital system. I’d been working on the project for about two weeks, and things had been going fairly well. Come the […]