• By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com Right wrong or otherwise, we all make snap judgments when we meet new people. Last week I needed help from an airline gate agent and here’s what happened: I approached the counter ready to beg, cajole and flaunt my frequent flyer status as I wanted to get home on an earlier flight. As I approached the counter, the gate agent looked up immediately, smiled and asked how she could help in a warm and engaging way. She listened fully to my request and then said, “Let’s see what we can do to make that happen.” The interaction was all of three minutes and yet, it left me feeling positive, I know her name

    Feb 01,
  • By: Jeff Cowart, MAH | jcowart@barlowmccarthy.com The beginning of a new year, the launch of a new goal, a significant change in direction – all of these are opportunities for reflection on where we’ve been and where we’re going. Usually, this reflection is accompanied by resolutions, declarations of new direction, and a burst of new energy. Too often, however, this process quickly devolves into disruption at the hands of the mundane, the heavy tug of the status quo, and the loss of traction toward our new goals. Then the malaise and disappointment of failure starts to hover and nag. Why is this cycle so familiar? The truth is, the cycle has nothing to do with our good intentions nor our

    Jan 25,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA Welcome to B/Mc’s Monday Morning Minute, an audio message to jump start your week. The brief messages include reminders, new ideas and sometimes a little therapy to slide into the work week with ease. This week's topic is Impact. Click the player below to listen:   If you are looking for more daily inspiration we would love to have you check out An Idea a Day for Healthcare Sales, it has a healthcare specific, inspirational message for every day of the year. Check it out here >> An Idea a Day for Healthcare Sales.

    Apr 24,
  • By: Allison McCarthy, MBA | amccarthy@barlowmccarthy.com Learning to say “no” effectively is one of the hardest skills to learn.  For “can do” people like those of us in physician recruitment and relations roles, it can be particularly challenging.  We know that additional assignments will distract from current obligations – undermining our ability to be successful.  But we also don’t want to appear “difficult to work with.” So how do we turn down a request without being perceived as not a team player? Here are a few pointers from others who have mastered this skill. Take a Pause I’ve started to practice this approach a bit more.  And, I have to say it does help to give some time to think

    Apr 19,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA Welcome to B/Mc’s Monday Morning Minute, an audio message to jump start your week. The brief messages include reminders, new ideas and sometimes a little therapy to slide into the work week with ease. This week's topic is Forward Thinking. Click the player below to listen:   If you are looking for more daily inspiration we would love to have you check out An Idea a Day for Healthcare Sales, it has a healthcare specific, inspirational message for every day of the year. Check it out here >> An Idea a Day for Healthcare Sales.

    Apr 17,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA Welcome to B/Mc’s Monday Morning Minute, an audio message to jump start your week. The brief messages include reminders, new ideas and sometimes a little therapy to slide into the work week with ease. This week's topic is Getting Internal Attention for Issues. Click the player below to listen:   If you are looking for more daily inspiration we would love to have you check out An Idea a Day for Healthcare Sales, it has a healthcare specific, inspirational message for every day of the year. Check it out here >> An Idea a Day for Healthcare Sales.

    Apr 10,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA Welcome to B/Mc’s Monday Morning Minute, an audio message to jump start your week. The brief messages include reminders, new ideas and sometimes a little therapy to slide into the work week with ease. This week's topic is Competition. Click the player below to listen:   If you are looking for more daily inspiration we would love to have you check out An Idea a Day for Healthcare Sales, it has a healthcare specific, inspirational message for every day of the year. Check it out here >> An Idea a Day for Healthcare Sales.

    Apr 03,