20 Day Challenge Day 16 – Reaching Out to Strangers

in Other Stuff, Reflections

Greenfield, MA Natives – Penn Jillette & Dave Williams Years ago, a dear friend of mine wanted to apply to Physician Assistant programs. She had a non-medical related bachelors and was working as an EMT for an urban 911 organization to gain experience. She felt she needed a physician recommendation to complement her application. I […]

20 Day Challenge Day 14 – Email Marketing

in Best Practices, Other Stuff, Technology

Part of running a business includes marketing. Many small businesses have a limited budget for fancy marketing strategies. It’s tough and expensive to create and produce slick materials and advertise to your target audience. Don’t get me started at the idea of cold calling. With the rapid growth of the Internet, email and social media […]

20 Day Challenge Day 10 & Ambitious Aims

in Process Improvement

Almost four years ago, I wrote a blog post about creating aim statements. You can read the post here. Developing aim statements is a key part of my work with teams. It helps answer the question: What are you trying to accomplish? Aim statements are not always easy to create and frequently the predicted amount […]

20 Day Challenge Day 8 – Outsourcing & Value of Your Time

in Best Practices, Other Stuff

Timer 4:25 — Recently, I have had several conversations with talented professionals who have either left a position or are in the process of exiting. The primary reason for their departure…not feeling valued. Not being valued for their contribution (i.e., recognition and compensation) or for their time and talents (i.e., having to do tasks not […]