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  • Making “People” Your Priority

    I don’t always do it perfectly, or even very well. Every day I want to get better. But I am 100% convinced that being a successful manager, director, VP, or C-suite executive means putting people first. It means my direct reports are more important than my email. It means my team is more important than...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • How I Stay Motivated: 5 Things

    Motivation, like any resource, needs replenishment. If you manage a pharmacy you likely have some sort of inventory replenishment system. Without this, your stock would disappear and your whole business would come to a grinding halt. We all keep an eye on our gas tank. For me, anything below half a tank...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Healthcare Needs Managers!

    If you were to ask me what I honestly believe the most desperately needed role in healthcare today is, I think most people would be surprised. I love doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants and pharmacists…but none of those are it. I love physical therapists, and radiologists and technicians, but...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Balancing Passion and Patience in Leadership

    I have noticed a tendency in some otherwise great healthcare leaders throughout my career to fall short of the influence they might have had by failing to, as I see it, balance passion and patience. Too much of one, or too little of the other, makes a lopsided leader whose impact can suddenly derail. Allow...

    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
  • 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
  • Pharmacy Schools Embrace 10-year PharmD (April Fools Post)

    Most pharmacy students are unaware of this, but behind the scenes their Admissions Offices and Deans have been working with NABP to change the standard PharmD from a 6-year to a 10-year degree. NABP representative Ashton Gotya announced yesterday “We have evaluated the oversupply of students and are...

    Author : Jason Poquette