Tagged with healthcare

Getting back to it!

Hello, it’s me!  Sensible Farmgirl here. After a hiatus from blogging (funny how life can get in the way), I have made a decision to begin once again.  I am not sure why I stopped other than got too busy with other aspects of life.  I have been on an interesting journey since my last … Continue reading

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Orange barrels in leadership

Originally posted on Courageous Leadership:
Orange barrels.  I am pretty confident that all I have to do is mention orange barrels and everyone who reads this will understand what I mean.  Road blocks. Traffic snarling confusion.  Sit and go nowhere road construction.  In America the orange barrel is the symbol for barriers and roadblocks, in…

Building a team

I am thinking this morning of what components make up a great team. Diversity of experience and background are essential. We are more than ever a culturally diverse world. I believe each staff member can bring special gifts to the team. As leaders our goal should be to create and develop a blended team where … Continue reading

Meeting your customer’s needs

This is number four on my top 5 list of what I consider important action items to sell a product or to sell your services. Meet your customer’s needs. To do that, you need to anticipate and understand what the customer needs. This is not always an easy task. If you are already connecting with … Continue reading

Listen up!

My parents raised my brothers and I on our small, family farm. It seems like every day we learned a lesson or two, usually whether we wanted to or not! Somewhere along the line I remember hearing “you have two ears and one mouth for a reason”. Well, alright then. I know most days I … Continue reading

Never underestimate the power of touch

Touch is a powerful thing. It can hurt, however, I want to talk about the healing power of touch. We are physical and emotional beings. Touch keeps us connected and is one facet of what makes us human. Driving home tonight from a meeting where we talked about patient satisfaction, I can’t think of a … Continue reading

Connecting with your customer

I recently made a list of 5 things I believe are important for selling your services or your products. Number One: Connect with your customer visually. This means a couple of things. Whether you are trying to sell me a product or provide a service on my behalf (thinking physician’s services), I expect you to … Continue reading

Leadership is like gardening

Leadership is a lot like gardening. We select new employees (plant or seed selection), pick the best spot for them to grow and plant them (orientation and job start). Employees also need to understand the culture of the organization, or shall we say the garden bed they are planted in. Just as newly planted seeds … Continue reading

Selling yourself and your products

At the GFAF (Gluten Free Allergen Free) expo in Chicago with glutenvygirl. Some thoughts immediately came to mind. I thought this event would be very small, basically a niche marketing event. For me, I think of how this relates to my venue, healthcare. I can’t think of an area in business where service and selling … Continue reading