How Displacement Can Be Good for Your Career

Have you heard that cliché about how sometimes we can’t accept change until the pain of changing is less than the pain of remaining the same?   There is a reason why this is a cliché … I was reminded of its truth recently when I caught up with a former colleague I...

To Succeed is to Fail (IF you learn from it)

I’m baaaaaaack!   For the last month, I’ve dedicated significant time and energy to finishing a research manuscript, which is also a requirement to advance to Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. So that’s why I have been MIA…..I know I...

Rookie Mistakes, Part II: “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!”

One of the reasons I started this blog was so emerging leaders in healthcare could learn from my experiences as a “rookie,” so you don’t make the same mistakes I did first starting out. I have fallen short quite a few times. I’ve these experiences here and here and...

Sometimes You’re the Windshield, Sometimes You’re the Bug.

Within a span of four days last week, I happened to receive evaluation scores and attendee comments from two different recent speaking engagements. Both were for national associations, and occurred within a month of each other. The reviews I read on Tuesday were...

Accepting false limits

I once read a story about elephants. When they are still babies, elephants are tethered by a very thick rope to a stake firmly hammered into the ground.  The elephant tries several times to get free but it lacks the strength to do so. After some time, the animal gives...