Tbird Thoughts

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

I was a philosophy major as an undergraduate and for my senior thesis I found myself wrestling with determinism v. free will....

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Professional Beach Reads

Professional Beach Reads

I was watching the waves crashing on the beach this past Thanksgiving while talking to my son. We were talking about work...

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Going it Alone?

Going it Alone?

In the world of work, it is important to appear capable and strong. As a leader, I have to make the tough...

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Why is Accountability So Hard?

Why is Accountability So Hard?

What is the number one frustration for people managers?  In my coaching work, I hear repeatedly that it is getting people to...

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Power Tools at Work

Power Tools at Work

I am passionate about creating fabulous work environments; ones that are highly productive, mission-focused, energizing, inclusive and innovative. What words would you...

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

As we approach the end of the year, it is a wonderful time to reflect and take stock on what we’ve learned....

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Warriors for the Human Spirit

Warriors for the Human Spirit

I had the pleasure of participating in the planning and presentation of a Leadership Intensive for Nurse Leaders October 19-21. The attendees...

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The High Wire Act in Healthcare

The High Wire Act in Healthcare

In last month’s blog post, and from a consumer’s point of view, I explored concerns with disparities in healthcare based on our...

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What Difference Does It Make?

What Difference Does It Make?

On Christmas Day a few years ago, while juggling suitcases at the airport, I hooked one on a pole, tripped over the...

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Pushing the Wild Frontier

Pushing the Wild Frontier

When I was a youngster my parents would often tell me “Don’t get too big for your britches.” Indeed, my entire tiny village on the prairie would announce it regularly, accompanied by clicks of the tongue and a practiced scoff.

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Employee Wellbeing and the Bottom Line

Employee Wellbeing and the Bottom Line

While it’s clear that happy, healthy employees are more effective and productive at work, it’s not always clear to employers what they can do to help set the stage for employee happiness and wellbeing. However, because people spend so much of their time at work, employers are in the ideal position to invest in their employees’ wellbeing.

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Organizational Excellence Through Transformational Leadership