Last Monday I stopped by the Emergency Department to round on the waiting area…one of the nursing assistants approached me with a piece of paper…on it was a patient’s name, 2 phone numbers, her room number and the words “eye glasses” So the hunt began….first I found the security officer so he could let me in the lost and found closet, then traveled to the 4th floor for a description of the glasses directly from the patient, then back […]
Have you ever been half way through something and you realize that you need to make a BIG change before you take another step? This happened to me a few months ago. I participated in a leadership inventory and scored in the low 40’s in my current role as Director of Patient & Family Experience for a local hospital. That score is a big fat “F” and I took the test again as a business owner running Coach MKay […]
These are three words used to describe my friend and colleague, Brigitte Gann, who lost her battle w/ ALS on June 16, 2013. As the world continues to spin around I’m reminded that in the end, it’s what we give in our life that matters, not what we’ve achieved. How we use our time determines our priorities. Last week I was at my OBGYN’s office and one of the nurses said she was from Siler City – I asked […]
They Stole My Joy
These were the words someone shared with me two days before working out her notice in her organization, “they stole my joy.” Hmmmmm….makes you think on two levels: What could she have done to maintain her joy? How did she let other people take the joy from her? In a TEDx video, Shawn Achor an award winning Harvard professor talks about how to create lasting positive change.
Here are the five things he said to do over a 21 day […]
What happens when we have leaders running department, divisions, people, etc. with no leadership development? Not much. If you were to inventory the leaders in your organization and rate them on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, how would you rate their leadership ability? When companies do not have leadership development in place (internal or external) no wonder so many leaders fail or struggle especially when there is no formal leadership development plan to help them […]
Leading from Within – Power of attitude, choice and personal resolve
360° Leadership Principles – Leading above, beside & below with assertiveness
Positively Influencing Others – Examining your strengths and using powerful human relations
Need vs. Want
What do you need? What do you want?
What do you have that you can share or give away to help others?
Spring is coming. Use it as a time to clean out your closets, attics and garages.
Get your family involved – have a yard sale or donate to your favorite local charity
When my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I had to make some changes – I had to do it now, and not wait! Here’s to helping you prioritize, execute and create the life you need NOW!
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COACH MKay’s Professional Development Series
6 Week Program Key Areas: Goal Setting, People Skills, Communication Styles, Dealing with Change & Stress, Leadership & Team Dynamics
“Thanks Merikay. I feel empowered by what I learned and now am trying to practice. If one lasting thing came from it for me is to stop…think about the other person, think about my words and the effect on the big picture of what we do here, but also the person I am interacting with. […]