• 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: Allison McCarthy, MBA | amccarthy@barlowmccarthy.com My husband, Joe, has mastered the art of saying “no.”  It’s his “default” response to most things – providing him with time to decide if “yes” or “no” is his final choice.  But saying “no” doesn’t come as easily to me.  It’s a much bigger challenge. Experts say “no” is hard because we don’t want to disappoint others and hurt our relationships.  But I’ve learned that saying no is essential if I am to successfully deliver expected results. Physician recruiters constantly face the “no” challenge given increasing search volume plus with growing responsibilities for onboarding and retention.  It’s particularly intense within health systems expanding by acquiring other hospitals.  The new hospital entities come with

    Dec 20,
  • 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 Relationships. 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 - Relationships - 12/18/2017. 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.  

    Dec 18,
  • 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:  B/Mc Monday Morning Minute - Competition - 12/11/2017. 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.  

    Dec 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 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 - 12/4/2017. 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.  

    Dec 04,