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Finding a Mentor in Your Own Backyard

October 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Finding a Mentor in Your Own Backyard

When I first started in school and then business, I knew that I would need help getting through the challenges in my career.  I often felt like Dorothy searching for the magic answers from the Wizard. On my journey down the yellow brick road, looking for advisors I could trust, I encountered mentors, some expected and…

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Shrek: A True Executive Leader

October 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Shrek: A True Executive Leader

It is my belief that a true leader will never ask his followers to do something he wouldn’t be willing to do himself. In the first Shrek movie, Lord Farquaad offers a fabulous reward to anyone who saves Princess Fiona from the fire breathing dragon.  As he gives his speech, he says he recognizes that…

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Leadership Lessons Learned in Childhood

October 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Leadership Lessons Learned in Childhood

Anybody who knows me knows that I can talk.  I often laugh that I am still making up for lost time.  You see, I had a speech impediment as a child that prevented me from speaking understandably for many years.  My parents still tell stories of my attempts to communicate with them in which I…

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Color Outside the Lines

October 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Color Outside the Lines

When did you stop thinking like a child and turn into an adult?  When did you set aside wonder, play, imagination, and innocence to put on the drab attributes of ‘responsible’ activity?  Was there an unwritten rule in your household that made you do it?  What made you feel that the way you acted or…

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Back to Basics for Revenue Cycle Clean-Up

July 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Back to Basics for Revenue Cycle Clean-Up

There’s so much information available for fixing revenue cycle challenges, it’s hard to know what works best for your organization because most of your energy is spent just keeping the doors open. It’s true that optimal front end processes will make the life of your business office much easier. However, no matter how well you…

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Sometimes Simpler is Better When It Comes to Key Performance Indicators

July 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Sometimes Simpler is Better When It Comes to Key Performance Indicators

I found myself thinking about my Dad, the other day. He was a Navy pilot, flying fighters in WWII. His cockpit was relatively simple if we think about it now, but it was complicated for 1945. However, he always knew his status at each moment by having a clear and compact dashboard in front of…

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