Medical series: Building better doctor-patient relations

“Could it be strep throat?” I asked as I shifted from side to side, not feeling well, on one of those exam beds in a doctor’s office which some designer tried to make look like a lounge chair, but ends up looking like a sanitary torture device. “No, it’s not strep” said the doctor, not…

Top 5 reasons to join Rotary

Yesterday, I had the honor of speaking to a group of college students about professional networking. As part of that presentation, I highly recommended joining Rotary or Rotaract (for students). Here are my top five reasons to join Rotary: Increased knowledge of the community and current issues. The majority of Rotary clubs have a guest speaker each week. The…

“It’s Not About the Nail” video and the problem of how she feels

A while back, I wrote a blog post titled, Communicating more effectively with women, the problem is how she FEELS.  There’s now a video going viral called, “It’s Not About the Nail,” which highlights the communication issue in problem-solving between men and women. I think it does an excellent job of demonstrating the male perspective. If you…

Dear company representatives, stop commenting on controversial issues!

Above: CNN responding to Papa John’s claims. Note: This is just an example of a video circulating. This does not mean I agree or disagree with CNN (otherwise, this would be a pretty hypocritical blog post, wouldn’t it?).   Dear company representatives (especially those in food and consumer goods), Allow me to give you some…