Tag: Change

The Importance of Empathy…and Turning It Into Action

It takes more than just having empathy to cause change...especially when advocating for change can cost you everything you have. But here is one step to help you start.

Two Tales of Modern Employment

Two different articles this week, from two very different news sources, highlighted a single truth for employees in the modern workforce: We are all being forced to become Risk Managers as more risk is forced upon us. Here are two ideas for reaching a more equitable middle ground.

What E-Learning (Especially MOOCs) Get Wrong

On a recent webinar on 2016 trends in e-learning, the presenter declared 2016 to be the year when MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are finally going to start succeeding in disrupting the world of Education.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

The risks of obesity include increased risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal and joint issues and several types of cancer. And yet medical schools and medical boards do not require future doctors to study nutrition and its impact on health.

Training for Competency, not Memorization

One of the major benefits of the competency based model is that advancement is based on mastery of the skills, knowledge and abilities identified as key for the learner on any particular subject. But this idea can be controversial among the more established intellectual elites.

Would You Read Your Doctor’s Notes?

I'd like to look at a new practice that some clinics and hospitals are just now putting in place: making physician's clinic notes accessible to their patients.  As with any change, there are some facilities that are embracing the change...while others are running screaming in the other direction.  It's all part of the shift in ...

A Spoonful of Sugar: The Importance of Versatility

Anyone working in the technology field who deals with conversions or implementations will tell you that the Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief isn't something that is limited to deaths or divorces; they are also experienced in much the same order by customers who are undergoing a data conversion or a new software implementation.