Archive for the ‘ Medical Staff ’ Category

I’m So Tired….

I can’t tell you how many people I talk to who tell me that they have sleep problems.  Either they can’t fall asleep or once they fall asleep they wake up and cannot go back to sleep.  This can be such a vicious cycle which leads to exhaustion and stress.  It also leads to poor […]

Conflict Can Equal Progress In The Workplace

Conflict is bound to happen at work, but there are advantages to it.  Without conflict, nothing would change.  If you are dissatisfied with how a system works and someone else thinks it is okay, or if there were no conflict in opinion, there would not be a chance to improve the system and create a […]

A Few Points About Salaries

In helping physicians during their hunt for a new hire the subject of salary always arises.  I find it interesting that 80% of the time the employer wants to hire someone who will do an excellent job, but they want to pay them lower than the going rate.  When I ask them why? they usually […]

What is an Outstanding Employee?

One of the services I provide in my consulting business is to help physicians find the right employees for their practice.  This is not an easy task, especially with so many people looking for jobs right now. Many of the resumes I look at are from people who are applying for positions they have no […]

My Manager Needs to…

When I lecture at conferences I have the opportunity to speak with medical staff personnel.  The most popular topic that comes up is problems with their office manager or department supervisor. It is hard for me to believe that so many managers and supervisors are failing at their position and not meeting their staff’s expectations. […]

Employee Appreciation Day, Backfired…

As I boarded the Airporter bus, on the way home from my trip, several airport employees were also boarding the bus heading home after a long days work.  There was a lot of talk going on between them as it had been “employee appreciation day” at work.  By the conversations it was easy to tell […]

Company Betrayal

I received a phone call recently from a friend who manages a retail store, he needed some input on how to motivate his employees after an event that happened with his company this past week.  Apparently his company had been negotiating a deal to sell to a larger company and of course the employees were […]

Why Employees Resist Change At Work

Why is it that most people are resistant to change of any kind, even when it will actually make life a bit easier for them?  Change is difficult even when your life depends on it.  I read an article recently that said that when cardiac patients were told what changes they needed to make in […]

Advantages of Conflict At Work

Conflict in itself is neither good nor bad, it is just conflict.  It is how people handle the conflict that will determine if it leads to a positive or negative outcome. Conflict is bound to happen at work.  We have our own ideas and personalities that play into our everyday encounters with our co-workers, and […]

You Cannot Manufacture Pride

“This was posted earlier this year.  It is a great topic and is one that we will put on the back burner because there are so many other things that are on our plate.  A recent experience caused me to remember this so I thought I would re-share it with you also.  Happy Thursday!” I […]