Archive for the ‘ Medical Staff ’ Category

Are You Having Fun Yet?

Our work lives can be so stressful on a daily basis and we all know that stress is very harmful to our physical and mental wellbeing.  My workplace is no different, especially recently with some corporate changes.  One thing that I am trying to remember throughout the day is to have fun.  Now, maybe what […]

Be Kind To Yourself And Have A Plan

Happy New Year! It is that time of year again when many people make commitments for change in their lives.  It is estimated that 80% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by February. The problem is once a person fails to keep their resolution they quit instead of starting again until they are successful. It […]

A Work Ethic Lesson I Learned From My Mother

I posted this blog several years ago and was reminded of the lesson I learned from my mother as I began training a new employee last week.  It is important that we develop good training systems and programs in our workplace to not only make the business run better but to teach valuable work standards […]

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 […]