• 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 Competition. Click the player below to listen:   If you are having trouble with the audio player you can download the audio file here: BMc Monday Morning Minute - Competition - 6/26/2017. A large part of our mission at Barlow/McCarthy is helping you stay on top of your game with blogs, podcasts and education. In this vein we have created a selection of online courses at B/Mc Academy. Check out our Relations and Recruitment courses: www.bmcacademy.barlowmccarthy.com.  

    Jun 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 - 06/19/2017.   A large part of our mission at Barlow/McCarthy is helping you stay on top of your game with blogs, podcasts and education. In this vein we have created a selection of online courses at B/Mc Academy. Check out our Relations and Recruitment courses: www.bmcacademy.barlowmccarthy.com.  

    Jun 18,
  • By: Kriss Barlow, RN, MBA | kbarlow@barlowmccarthy.com The word “sales” has a negative connotation for many.  That disappoints many of us who work so hard to do it right. Having said that, I suspect we can all share a time when we were on the receiving end of an individual who totally owned the phase “slimy sales.” Think, “What would it take to get you to drive this car off the lot today?” Nobody intends to be a turn-off, yet not every field approach creates a positive feeling or trust. As I share a few of the sales styles that go too far, take a minute to examine your approach. Are there times when borderline approaches creep into your conversations?

    Jun 13,
  • 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 - 6/12/2017.   A large part of our mission at Barlow/McCarthy is helping you stay on top of your game with blogs, podcasts and education. In this vein we have created a selection of online courses at B/Mc Academy. Check out our Relations and Recruitment courses: www.bmcacademy.barlowmccarthy.com.

    Jun 11,
  • 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 Focus. 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 - Focus - 6/5/2017.   A large part of our mission at Barlow/McCarthy is helping you stay on top of your game with blogs, podcasts and education. In this vein we have created a selection of online courses at B/Mc Academy. Check out our Relations and Recruitment courses: www.bmcacademy.barlowmccarthy.com.  

    Jun 04,