WORTH: A twin towers leadership story

I often talk about how important it is for health business leaders to build relationships and trust with employees, clients and referrers. There are examples everywhere, not only in leadership literature but also all around us on social media platforms, podcasts, blogs and in popular culture. As the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks approached, […]

Busy to Productive

There seems to be a preoccupation by health business owners on being busy. At the beginning of the year, I was giving a reference for a past employee. As the conversation progressed, the comment, “The expectation is that they will be very busy if they come to work for me”, came out of the blue. […]

“I am sorry, I cannot come in today”

Today, as I was mind-wandering and thinking about writing on my “Busy” theme, I started to think about Sundays’ past. Not just Sundays but many days over the years of owning a business. That call that every business owner knows well. It was always worse on a Sunday. I wonder if it is because it […]

When did “busy” become an emotion?

Definition of Busy: (Collins Dictionary) Adj: When you are busy, you are working hard or concentrating on a task, so that you are not free to do anything else. A busy time is a period of time during which you have a lot of things to do. Common Synonyms: Tied up. Example: I’m a little tied up with this new project. … Occupied. Example: She’s a bit […]

The Casketeers: Caring for the dead and the alive.

After a little hiatus from blogging, I am happy to be back. I am home from New Zealand after a 3-month stay. It is difficult to find a topic that is a bit lighter in these trickier times. As a dedication to my homeland, I thought that I would share a piece on a quirky […]

Little Decisions

Hard times are never over, trouble always comesStill, I’m looking forward to tomorrow when it comes (Paul Kelly: Little decisions) About 3 months ago, we made the decision to close down one of our practices. Our vision was to have a presence in a growing area of the city where treatment options were limited. We […]

It takes a village: The diversity of caring

Lady, Mum’s nurse originally from the Philppines For those of you following my blogs, you will know that I am ensconced in New Zealand, looking after my Mother. After almost three weeks of dictated bed rest and delays due to the fallout from the cyber-attack, a long weekend, and a nurse’s strike, Mum finally underwent […]

The Right Stuff: Vale Gillian Gorick

Life seems to throw weird stuff at us sometimes. During my extended stay in the home of my birth, my senses have been overstimulated. Every smell, touch, taste, sound, and sight seems to evoke some long-forgotten memory sitting in the recesses of my grey matter. At times, I feel overwhelmed. I had an experience this […]

Lessons in Listening

Today, I share a deeply personal story. Having come across the ditch to New Zealand about 6 weeks ago, to help my Mother navigate some health issues, I find myself still here. This story is still playing out. Everything in the time of Covid is more difficult with the ever-present possibility of a pause or […]