• 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 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 having trouble with the audio player you can download the audio file here: B/Mc Monday Morning Minute - Forward Thinking - 1/30/2017.   Our latest course at B/Mc Academy is a good one! If you work in recruitment OR relations this course is going to be helpful. Join Barlow/McCarthy Principals Kriss Barlow and Allison McCarthy as they explore the topic or retaining new recruits. We

    Jan 29,
  • By: Allison McCarthy, MBA | amccarthy@barlowmccarthy.com A client recently held an educational event for its family medicine residents. While the goal was to help the residents make post-training career decisions, the underlying assumption was to build awareness of the health system’s practice opportunities. The event was successful in many ways – a solid turnout of residents, great networking, open dialogue, a lovely venue and a keen sense of accomplishment for the host leadership team. For me, the big “aha moment” was learning how much residency training orientation influenced practice preferences. Given its location, the residency clinic serves a lower income population. The clinic structure resembles a community health center – with a full range of outpatient services in a single

    Jan 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 - 1/23/2017.   Our latest course at B/Mc Academy is a good one! If you work in recruitment OR relations this course is going to be helpful. Join Barlow/McCarthy Principals Kriss Barlow and Allison McCarthy as they explore the topic or retaining new recruits. We all know

    Jan 23,
  • 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 Internal Messages. 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 - Internal Messages - 1/16/2017.   Our latest course at B/Mc Academy is a good one! If you work in recruitment OR relations this course is going to be helpful. Join Barlow/McCarthy Principals Kriss Barlow and Allison McCarthy as they explore the topic or retaining new recruits. We

    Jan 15,
  • 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 Strategic 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 - Strategic Sales - 1/9/2016.   Our latest course at B/Mc Academy is a good one! If you work in recruitment OR relations this course is going to be helpful. Join Barlow/McCarthy Principals Kriss Barlow and Allison McCarthy as they explore the topic or retaining new recruits. We all

    Jan 08,