How to Dig Yourself Out of a Hole

According to a study released last summer, eight percent of patients treated in an emergency room wind up back in the ER within three days. Within 30 days of an ER visit, a full 20% of patients will have returned. To make matters worse, nearly 30% of those revisits resulted in the patient being admitted … Continue reading How to Dig Yourself Out of a Hole

Feet to the Fire: Keys to Personal Accountability

By now, close to a third of all New Year’s resolutions have been abandoned. Think about that. Millions of people announced an intention to make some kind of significant change in 2016; and less than three weeks later have walked away from that commitment. Is it any wonder that more and more people have decided … Continue reading Feet to the Fire: Keys to Personal Accountability

The Power of Small Moves

  Last week I bought a pair of running shoes. It’s a small thing really. Many of you may shrug it off as insignificant. But for me it’s huge. I’ve never thought of myself as an athlete, much less a runner. I still don’t. My pursuits generally lean in a more leisurely direction. Running was … Continue reading The Power of Small Moves

The Music of Mastery

My son Alex and I recently started taking guitar lessons. We’ve made attempts at it in the past; but online videos, DVDs, and instruction manuals just didn’t do the trick. We’ve only had two or three lessons to this point and we’re both excited about our progress. Even though we’re just at the beginning of this … Continue reading The Music of Mastery

Get SMART: Turning Great Ideas Into Strategies

So, you received your goals for the year. And rather than letting the future fall to chance, you decided to take control. You pulled the team together and generated a list of ideas – ideas that you hope will make the difference between meeting your goals and falling short; ideas will guarantee success rather than … Continue reading Get SMART: Turning Great Ideas Into Strategies

Into the Storm: The Basics of Brainstorming

The word "brainstorm" refers to the process of generating a series of ideas intended to address a specific question. The idea of brainstorming was first introduced in 1942 by Alex Osborn in his book How to Think Up. Osborn was frustrated with the lack of innovative ideas from his team of advertisers. Since then, the … Continue reading Into the Storm: The Basics of Brainstorming