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  • In Defense of Silos

    Bashing silos is all the rage in corporate culture. “Tear down the silos” and “Stop working in silos” and “We have too many silos” are typical mantras bandied about at leadership huddles and boardroom meetings. And in a sense they are right. Teams working in radical...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • A Checklist of Disrespectful Behaviors

    Respect /ri-spek/. “To view or consider with some degree of reverence; to esteem as possessed of real worth.” That’s how Noah Webster’s dictionary defined respect in 1828. But according to many workers, bosses today may need a reminder about the meaning of the word. For example,...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The Hard Part of Focus

    Focus is the secret to improvement in any area of your life and career. What you focus on, you will get better at. Whether it be art, or sports, or business, or any other area of interest…focus makes the difference between progress and plateau. When an organization, or an individual, loses their focus,...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • CostPlus Pharmacy – Not Philanthropy

    The internet has been all astir for months about the entrance of billionaire Mark Cuban into the pharmacy market with his CostPlus pharmacy model – touted to save consumers money. His mission sounds altruistic enough, and I have even heard some describe his purpose as “philanthropic.” I...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The Importance of Non-Urgent Things

    Do your days feel mostly like a constant fire drill? Far too many in leadership roles find themselves moving from crisis to crisis, expending all their energies dealing with the next urgent issue. Worse than this, some leaders actually seem to find this type of environment preferable. They have found their...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pfizer Vaccine & FDA Approval

    I’ve been reading various stories and posts that seem to want to cast a shadow of doubt on the recent FDA approval of Comirnaty, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, for ages 16 years and older. The underlying suspicions all seem to suggest that the currently existing Pfizer vaccine administered under the...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Just HOW toxic is your workplace?

    I recall my toxicology professor in college teaching us that “Everything is a poison. It all depends on the dose.” He was, I later learned, simply echoing the words of Paraclesus, the 16th century Swiss physician and father of toxicology who said “All things are poison, and nothing is...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • 3 Sub-Lessons from Who Moved My Cheese?

    Published in late 1998, few books in the self-help or business category have had such amazing success in my lifetime. Who Moved My Cheese? was a New York Times business bestseller for over 5 years and has sold over 26 million copies worldwide. The author, Dr. Spencer Johnson, who passed away from cancer in...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • An Interview with Jim Erickson, CEO of UltiMed Inc. about the UltiGuard...

    Insulin syringes and pen needles are just part of daily life for many of our patients today. As such, the safe and appropriate disposal of sharps is a common concern. None of us want to see used, potentially harmful pen needles end up accidentally hurting someone.  Until now it was necessary for patients to...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • A Chat with Dr. Anita Young about Pharmacist Continuing Education

    Henry Ford once said that “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” If that is true, then my friend and professional colleague in pharmacy is certainly doing her part to keep us all young. Maybe it is no coincidence that her name is actually...

    Author : Jason Poquette