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Planning Next Year
December 30, 2008 7:51 AM by Scott Warner
Is it that time of year again? According to a U.S. government site , some top New Year's resolutions are to lose weight, manage debt, save money, get a better job ... The latter links to a page where you can find your state's job bank. But a "better" Read More...
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Trust
December 22, 2008 11:51 AM by Scott Warner
Trust is everything. One day, I suddenly realized that were I bleeding to death in the ED, I would trust the lab staff with my life. This reality check helped put my job in perspective. Managers often say all the right things about trust: employee empowerment, Read More...
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The Purpose of Discipline
December 16, 2008 8:39 AM by Scott Warner
"The purpose of discipline," a nurse once told me, "is to correct behavior." According to one article in HR Magazine , the purpose of discipline is "to create and maintain a productive, responsive workforce" to "rehabilitate" employees. And one human Read More...
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What is Leadership?
December 10, 2008 10:09 AM by Scott Warner
Change before you have to. - Jack Welch , CEO and Chairman of General Electric, 1981-2001 A decade ago, a management workshop I attended defined leadership as the ability to ethically influence the behavior of others . That's pretty good. But if your Read More...
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Are You Really Short Staffed?
December 4, 2008 7:43 AM by Scott Warner
In these days of real and impending staffing shortages, we have to be heard. Sharing press clippings about shortages, program closures and retirement predictions is a good way to set the smoke on the horizon. But it can still be hard to convince administration Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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