Don’t be a squirrel.

Ok, so…. When I saw this, it made me laugh. But it made me think, too. Could our lack of decision-making actually be a lack of faith in the fact that God is still God if when we don’t make the best decisions?

“If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who ‘worry their prayers’ are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.” –James 1:5-8 (The Message Paraphrase)

Pain, Purpose, and DESTINY

“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!” –Hebrews 12:1-3 (The Message Paraphrase)

Do you DIALOGUE or just TALK?

You may want to look up the #TedTalk, “Why #SocraticDialogue should become our #BusinessCard” by Sira Abenoza on #YouTube and take a listen

https://lnkd.in/dfG8_dJ

Really good stuff!

In life and in work, are we actually dialoguing or just talking?

There’s a difference.

If we want to #dialogue, we have to trust and #OpenUp. This seems to be in opposition to so many other #BusinessModels teach. But it may very well be the only one that works!

Let Love Lead

So… I’m typically not into the whole Royal Wedding thing.

I believe our culture’s fascination with pomp & circumstance, celebrity, and fame causes us to miss out on encounters with the everyday amazing in our own hometown.

That being said, it really was an amazing ceremony!

Preach!!!

In our families, communities, and careers – it’s time to

Let love lead the way!

Passivity MUST Go!

What I am NOT talking about here is #planning, #evaluating, rest, or any other type of #PurposefulPause. But what IS on my heart this morning is a strong sense that a #SpiritOfPassivity is attempting to dominate our culture. If this spirit is allowed to persist, it could absolutely paralyze our future. We cannot allow this to happen!

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” -The Apostle Paul, Colossians‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬ (The Bible, New Living Translation)

“Our orders—backed up by the Master, Jesus—are to refuse to have anything to do with those among you who are lazy and refuse to work the way we taught you. Don’t permit them to freeload on the rest. We showed you how to pull your weight when we were with you, so get on with it. We didn’t sit around on our hands expecting others to take care of us. In fact, we worked our fingers to the bone, up half the night moonlighting so you wouldn’t be burdened with taking care of us. And it wasn’t because we didn’t have a right to your support; we did. We simply wanted to provide an example of diligence, hoping it would prove contagious. Don’t you remember the rule we had when we lived with you? ‘If you don’t work, you don’t eat.’ And now we’re getting reports that a bunch of lazy good-for-nothings are taking advantage of you. This must not be tolerated. We command them to get to work immediately—no excuses, no arguments—and earn their own keep. Friends, don’t slack off in doing your duty.”-The Apostle Paul, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 MSG (The Message Paraphrase)

How to Drive Continuous Improvement

Great principles for work and for life!

I’m reading a couple books by Eliyahu Goldratt right now and would highly recommend anything he has written!

These principles are most definitely applicable to my field of healthcare quality and patient safety.

I had a family member ask me what Patient Safety is in an attempt to understand what it is that I do. When I explained to him that death numbers from complications related to errors in health care are right up there with cancer and car crashes and that my work revolves around improving processes to make care safer, he replied, “Oh, I thought maybe Patient Safety Officer meant that you stood outside the hospital elevators to make sure patients had seatbelts on!” 🙂

Oh, sometimes I wish it were that simple. But principles like this can make keeping patients safe much simpler!

Principles on #DrivingContinuousImprovement

Based on #TheGoal by #EliyahuGoldratt – #RecommendedReading

•#MeasurementsDriveBehavior

•#SeekAnswers

•#Teamwork

•#NeverGiveUp

•#WorkSmarterNotHarder

•#Improve the overall #system, not just the individual parts