Putting all of your eggs into one basket

“We were so busy that I never had time to look for new referral sources or the capacity to take on any more work”. This was part of the conversation I recently had with one of my professional colleagues when we recently met for coffee. She had been having a tough time. Not only had […]

Stopping for gas: Working in the very important and urgent space (Being Busy)

Earlier this week, I was talking to an organisation about delivering a free PD session on up to date information about pain and the importance of everyone involved to be talking the same language. The crux of the conversation was about how we can work together to gain better outcomes for injured workers. The pitch […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: A “busy” covid story.

I’ve been falling, falling, falling. Down, Down, Down. And I never realised how far I had fallen. Then everything was just feeling weird. I gradually realised that I had fallen so far down that I had lost myself. For the past seven weeks, I have existed in a cognitive tunnel. Trying to come to grips […]

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, […]

“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 […]

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 […]

When the cat’s away…..

When I first started writing these blogs a few short months ago, I started with a metaphor for my professional life. I described a walk up a hill, reaching the top and reflecting on the view below. There were verdant valleys and looking harder, were areas, unkempt and weedy. Today, I look back on some […]

Adam Ashley- Cooper Syndrome: How an employee leaves the team matters.

I am writing this as I sit on the plane, jetting across the Tasman to visit my mother in New Zealand. I am looking forward to hugging my Mum, after 18 months of enforced separation due to Covid 19. I also recently realised that my beloved Brumbies will be playing in Hamilton during my stay. […]