A couple of months ago I ordered my groceries online and went to pick them up as I have done a dozen times. I had ordered a bunch of fresh cilantro as part of the order. When I got home and unloaded the groceries, I noticed I had received a tiny little box of organic dried cilantro which was three times more expensive than the bunch of fresh cilantro I had ordered and paid for.
It has been said that success is frequently determined by the ability to adapt and respond to the speed of change. In years past this concept has been related to such things as technology, economics, demographics, and the political climate.
Several years ago, I wrote a blog on the rhythms of life. It was the collective wisdom I have harvested over the years from mentors, books, and daily living about how to have a better “work - life balance”.
Telehealth is here to stay!!
By removing barriers of time and distance, and most recently to ensure the health and safety of our patients and families as well as clinicians, telehealth can deliver important medical and other health and education services.
You may have seen our tribute to Dr. Lee Thayer several weeks back. We were honored to give an ode to him and his work as he passed on from this world. For many of us in TCN, Dr. Thayer had a great impact on our lives and our learning and development as leaders.
NEWS ALERT!: COVID 19 lives for 3 days on surfaces! COVID 19 can spread 30 feet with a cough outdoors! Social distancing of 6 feet is not safe enough! COVID 19 can be left for miles in the wake of a runner in the park! COVID 19 droplets can escape the sides and top of surgical masks.
Over the years, I have spoken with many people including foundation directors, development directors, CEOs and board members who have said that they have a difficult time helping people understand the importance of philanthropy. In fact, they share countless stories of others asking them how in the world they raise money as part of their roles?
While shopping at Lowe’s this weekend I noticed something I had looked over many times before. I was shopping for blueberry and raspberry bushes for our farm. Have you ever noticed the tags on the bushes depicting the fruit growing on the tree? This is brilliant marketing.
I write this post somewhat reluctantly, but I feel compelled to do so because it is such a challenging time for our country. I am not reluctant out of lack of heartbreak for what happened in Minneapolis. The family of George Floyd watched their loved one die at the hands of someone who is supposed to be in a position of trust. It is unacceptable, and wrong on so many levels. My reluctance in writing this post is not because I do not want to speak to the wrong, but rather that I don’t want to jump on a bandwagon and simply repeat what is in the echo chamber. Many authentically want change but some are joining the echo chamber because of peer pressure, I don’t want to be one of the later just offering up platitudes.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring