“A few months ago, I received a request for a patient who was just admitted to inpatient Hospice. She was previously on a renal diet and all she wanted now was a piece of pumpkin pie. So I scoured the refrigerators and freezers and, much to my dismay, found that we had no pumpkin pie
Earlier this week I posted the story of a passenger plane that crashed due to just a few miscalculated degrees of navigation. In a similar vein, what you say in front of those you clash with and behind their backs are those few degrees of leadership navigation that can either make or
The former head of flight operations for Lufthansa Airlines related the following story: In 1979 a large passenger jet with 257 people on board left New Zealand for a sightseeing flight to Antarctica and back. Unknown to the pilots, however, someone had modified the flight coordinates
My daughter is currently working through a college economics course. Recently she explained the concept of “utils” – not a very academic-sounding word. However, it is the unit of measurement for enjoyment and utility of a product. I find this concept excellent for the purposes o
Early pioneers moving west found that funds were often insufficient for the journey ahead. The cost of upkeep for animals was too much. To solve this problem the idea of a handcart was proposed. A half wagon with only two wheels attached to an open box to ideally be pulled by two peop
Emil J. Frieriech was hired in 1955 by the fledgling National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. As the new guy on the totem pole, he was given the job, in his words, “to stop the bleeding”. In those days the scene for childhood leukemia was almost barbaric. Blood was everywhere.
Katie Stubblefield was 18 when she tried to commit suicide, but instead of killing herself, the gun she used deconstructed her entire face. The Cleveland Clinic took her in immediately as one of their candidates for a complete facial transplant. The transplant was the third ever prefo
David Brown experienced three weeks that he was unable to move his body due to a ruptured pancreas. The failure of so many of his organs required that he be on life support and the only fully functioning part of him was his mind. He heard physicians and family members interact for thr
Due to a ruptured pancreas, David Brown found himself on life support for three weeks, unable to move for himself. David, however, was completely conscious of all events transpiring around him. In his words, “for three weeks, overhearing many sharp conversations about end-of-life care
Most world business today is based on capitalism. ‘Take your best opportunity and look for better opportunities’. But what if you worked with a team that surpassed the ‘next best thing’. A team that surpassed a bigger dollar sign? We achieve this one day and dy
Karl is a certified ACE Coach. What this means to you is that many professionals that he has coached were willing to share their impressions of the experience. This is invaluable feedback for you when making a decision in which coach to choose.
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