Making a choice between two similar but different things can be a challenge. Oh, sure, some things don’t fall under the “do-or-die” category of decision making. With some things, there simply is no wrong choice. Take a sports car versus an SUV, for example. Either is a great choice, depending on your budget, your lifestyle […]

Several years ago, a mail-order shoe company turned running an organization on its proverbial ear by introducing a new operations model. The company? Zappos. The model? Formalized, organization-wide culture to the benefit of both employees and customers. Of course, Zappos didn’t invent workplace culture. Every workplace has a culture – even healthcare. But what Zappos […]

Few would argue that healthcare delivery in this country (and even in other parts of the world) is highly complex. The reasons for healthcare’s complexity are many, including but not limited to: Regulations Safety factors Ethical implications Variable processes Shifting hierarchies Forbes magazine contributing editor Ron Smythe says most people think of the delivery of […]

If there’s one topic that’s been written about, studied, examined and researched to the nth degree, it’s leadership. The need for highly effective, skilled leaders is enormous – especially in healthcare where innovation, success strategies and problem solving are desperately needed on a daily, even hourly, basis. A 2014 survey by the non-profit National Center […]

There’s a really old (and often referenced) cough syrup commercial that opens with an actor saying in a rather serious voice, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV.” Presumably, these pseudo-credentials are what lend credibility to the subsequent product recommendation. But life doesn’t always imitate art. And in the real world, credentials […]

There are plenty of good reasons to earn your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Perhaps yours is one (or more) of these: Personal fulfillment Knowledge growth Network expansion Credentials recognition Professional contribution None, however, is more important than helping you go further and deeper in your chosen career. So, you’ll want to be sure that […]

If there’s one degree that covers the gamut of business, social sciences, humanities, communication, digital and technology, it’s marketing. Marketing offers a hot job market for qualified graduates who can think strategically, create relevancy and deliver measureable results. With the exception of information technology, this widening field may be responsible for more career innovations than […]

Choice. We all love it. We all hate it. We love choice for the possibilities it opens. We adore the accompanying feelings of excitement, control and empowerment. On the other hand, we also hate choice. We hate it for the confusion it can bring, and we despise feeling taxed, overwhelmed or mired. Yet choice is […]

How old are you? 40? 45? 50? 54? Somewhere in between? It’s taken you two, three or more decades to become as successful in your career as you have. And while you probably didn’t think too much about where you’d be 20 or 30 years from when you started your career, well, here you are. […]