The Failure Myth

By Geoff Ables

Failure. Oddly enough, it's an incredibly popular subject.So popular, in fact, that for many it has made the leap from healthy to unhealthy. A healthy attitude towards failure spurs you on to be bold, take risks, and learn from mistakes. An unhealthy failure attitude can result in over-reaching, making excuses, failing to understand a need to change, or flat out laziness.We all know th

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Rich Food for Thought

By Brian Smith

RICH FOOD FOR THOUGHT  No matter our present life that we are living, it is never too late to make changes and improve it. We can create our successful life at 18, 35, 55, or even 85. There are outside influences that can drag us down and backwards if we allow it and there are influences that can help us rise up our current conditions as well. The choice is ours to make. If we do

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The Pessimist's Guide To Benchmarking In Healthcare

By David Kashmer MD MBA FACS

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Here's How Bad Data Affects Your Bottom Line

By David Kashmer MD MBA FACS

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How To Know When You're Tampering With A Healthcare System

By David Kashmer MD MBA FACS

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How You Measure The Surgical Checklist Determines What You Find

By David Kashmer MD MBA FACS

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Are You Mislead By Your Control Chart Data?

By David Kashmer MD MBA FACS

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Business is Global, and Everyone's an Ambassador

By Patrick Longo

I recently visited NY and decided to “kill two birds with one stone.” My son loves ships. He claims he’s going to be a pirate when he “grows up.” We laugh, but as I am his father, it’s my “job” to ensure he follows whatever career path he wants to follow. When he first notified me of his career choice, I asked him, as if he was a worldly adult, &ldqu

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Are Your Salespeople DOA?

By Patrick Longo

Every time I visit a hospital, no matter the reason, I am always reminded that this particular place will contain some of, if not the happiest days of my life, as well as some of, or the saddest days: birth and death. There’s really no building that contains such emotional juxtaposition. But businesses have some pretty distinct juxtapositions of their own. This sometimes

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It's Never the Perfect Moment (Unless It Really Is)

By Patrick Longo

There’s Never a Perfect Time (for Anything)There is, most likely, a moment in each of our lives, where we realize that things are not exactly going as planned. Whether it is self-determination or destiny, we know there are several roads we can take to get to the destination, and sometimes in life we realize that the only thing holding us is back is… us, especially when w

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