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Signs in the Window of Your Life

By Ken Jones | May 11, 2020

A loyal customer might look at a sign like that and wonder, “Will the new management know my name, or what I like, or even who I am?” And a potential new customer might wonder what went wrong with the previous management that would result in ‘new’ management being needed?

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I Was Just Thinking …

By Ken Jones | May 11, 2020

As he began his conversation with me, he said, “I hope I’m not disturbing you. But, since I saw your door open, and it looked like all you were doing was thinking, I wondered if I could share something with you?”

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The Dilemma of the Grocery Cart

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 17, 2019

Word pictures represent important tools coaches often use in helping their clients ‘re-frame’ or visualize their lives from a different perspective. And one of the word pictures I have often described involves what I call ‘the dilemma of a grocery cart.

“Is This Gonna Be On The Test?” December 13, 2018

“Is This Gonna Be On The Test?”

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 13, 2018

During the 2016 presidential debates, one of the big “scandals” of that season was the discovery that one of the candidates may have known beforehand some of the questions that would be asked during one particular debate. That’s, of course, problematic. It’s a lot easier to answer a question you anticipate or know is going to asked, if you have time to think about it ahead of time, especially if your opponent doesn’t have the same advantage.

What Do You Need Right Now? January 17, 2018

What Do You Need Right Now?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 17, 2018

My wife and I will be in a meeting this week. We’re a little late this year scheduling our ‘meeting,’ as we had guests in our home over the New Year holiday, and it’s taken us this long to ‘clear the deck’ and be able to focus on what’s become an annual calendar event: It’s what we call our ‘Where have we been, what do we need, and where are we going this year’ conversation.

The “Force” May Not Be With You November 21, 2017

The “Force” May Not Be With You

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 21, 2017

December 14, 2017 marks the day “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is scheduled to appear in theatres across the country. No doubt, lines will be long and start forming hours before the first showing, as patrons vie to be among the first to see the latest Lucas Films offering, and remember again those epic words, “The force will be with you.”

The Value of the ‘Reset’ Button November 13, 2017

The Value of the ‘Reset’ Button

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 13, 2017

A few months ago, my wife got us one of those fancy vacuum cleaners that will suck up everything from casual dust to extraneous nuts and bolts that might be lying around, without so much as a hiccup. In all honesty, I actually enjoy vacuuming with that thing. Spot a speck on the floor. Roll that wonderful piece of ingenuity over the top of it, and bingo, it’s sucked into the bowels of the machine, never to be seen or heard from again.

A Word About…’Fixin’ October 26, 2017

A Word About…’Fixin’

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 26, 2017

I’ve been traveling and vacationing in the South for the past several days; Atlanta, and the Stone Mountain area, and then on to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Pigeon Forge, hometown of Dolly Parton. While I grew up in the Midwest, most of my relatives are from the Ozark Mountains of southeast Missouri. Spending the last few days as a tourist in Georgia and Tennessee reacquainted me with a vocabulary word I’d almost forgotten. It is the word, fixin.

As-Built Check List September 12, 2017

As-Built Check List

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 12, 2017

My wife and I recently decided to add solar power to our home. We’ve lived in our house about eleven years now, and we thought solar power would be a wise investment. Our solar contractor is a personal friend, and after we settled on the location of our panels and an approximate installation start date, my friend said he would ‘get the ball rolling’ down at the county planning office, applying for a solar permit.

How’s The Chair You’re Sitting In? August 17, 2017

How’s The Chair You’re Sitting In?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | August 17, 2017

Often, healthcare professionals I coach feel a need for change in their lives, but they’re not exactly sure the direction of that change, the shape of the change or the timing of the change. Many of our CMDA members have discovered that coaching can be a useful tool in helping to define and clarify effective change in their personal and professional lives.