• 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 | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com A while back an article prompted me to ask my adult boys, “Any statement from me that is memorable?”  They came back quickly and one son said, “Life is not fair.”  Growing up he wanted things to be equitable, for the best person to get the prize. Sometimes life did not work that way… it still does not. I was reminded of this when Kevin O’Leary, from Shark Tank, presented at the SHSMD Annual Conference. Number eight on his list of Ten Secrets to Being a Leader was that life is not fair. If you would have asked me at 18, I’m sure I would have said that as a person gets older

    Jun 30,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com 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 having trouble with the audio player you can download the audio file here: B/Mc Monday Morning Minute - Impact - 6/27/2016. 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

    Jun 26,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com 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 having trouble with the audio player you can download the audio file here: B/Mc Monday Morning Minute - Impact - 6/20/2016. 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

    Jun 19,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com 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 Attitude. Click the player below to listen:   If you are having trouble with the audio player you can download the audio file here: B/Mc Monday Morning Minute - Attitude - 6/13/2016. 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

    Jun 12,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com 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 Field Sales. Click the player below to listen:   If you are having trouble with the audio player you can download the audio file here: B/Mc Monday Morning Minute - Field Sales - 6/6/2016. 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

    Jun 05,