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Does this drive anyone else crazy??

After years of being handed two sets of keys that are bonded together, I finally inquired at National by simply asking…WHY?? The answer still has me dumbfounded.  The attendant stated, “All cars have two sets of keys and we need to keep them together.” … Continue Reading “Does this drive anyone else crazy??”

A Slushy Winter Wonderland expected at XGM

The joys of winter travel….wait, isn’t it almost May?? Both American and United airlines are already offering vouchers and free exchange for flights today through Monday to Illinois and Wisconsin.  While the brunt of the storm and snow accumulation is expected to happen today,… Continue Reading “A Slushy Winter Wonderland expected at XGM”

Delta reduces how far you can recline…Thank You!

The frequent flyers I’ve talked to this week are happy about this announcement.  Most of us want to work during our flights.  I barely have enough room before my fellow passenger infront of me reclines to the full extent on our 60 minute flight to Detroit. Really??  You… Continue Reading “Delta reduces how far you can recline…Thank You!”

Epic XGM 2019 – How Consultants might Participate

With Epic’s series of Advisory Councils and Roundtables kicking off on April 29th, clients are preparing to send their teams to Verona, WI to share and obtain information with other clients across the country. This time of year I am often asked how as… Continue Reading “Epic XGM 2019 – How Consultants might Participate”

Time flies by…A quick look at last months HIMSS19 Conference

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to inquire on my blog status.  Between conferences, client proposals, and various trips…I took some much needed time.  I’m eager to jump back in to weekly discussions and ideas on current trends and activities within our industry as well as… Continue Reading “Time flies by…A quick look at last months HIMSS19 Conference”

Meeting Client Expectations for Improved Quality at Lower Costs…can we do that?

Client demand in Managed Services continues to grow.  As consultants we have to ask ourselves, are the deliverable oriented solutions we are supporting meeting our client’s expectations?  Are we providing service line agreements and resources that align with overall budget/costs?  It’s a challenge that… Continue Reading “Meeting Client Expectations for Improved Quality at Lower Costs…can we do that?”

TSA and Air Traffic Control Impact by Government Shutdown

No one can say for sure how long this is going to continue.  The government shutdown is now officially in day 18.  Areas mostly impacted so far are National Parks, but over the weekend stories broke out of TSA agents calling in “sick,” creating… Continue Reading “TSA and Air Traffic Control Impact by Government Shutdown”

The Villains of Rudolph, Santa, and Frosty – A Fun Holiday Analogy to our world of Consulting

I really enjoy watching the old classic Christmas specials.  I think Santa Claus is Coming to Town is my all-time favorite, and love that both Mickey Rooney and Fred Astaire lend their voices.  While watching Santa, Rudolph and Frosty this past week I noticed… Continue Reading “The Villains of Rudolph, Santa, and Frosty – A Fun Holiday Analogy to our world of Consulting”

How to Select a Recruiter that Works for You

A recent posting of mine on LinkedIn has over 16,000 hits, 550 of them are from recruiters.  I am shocked to see there are even that many recruiters in the industry.  Imagine for a moment how competitive their world must be, and just think… Continue Reading “How to Select a Recruiter that Works for You”

What Happened to Thanksgiving being the busiest Travel Week?

Having the opportunity to travel to a client the week of Thanksgiving, I worked myself all up to be in for endless lines of families with luggage the size of my car, delays, and miserable people everywhere.  I mean traditionally, I’ve always found Thanksgiving… Continue Reading “What Happened to Thanksgiving being the busiest Travel Week?”