Taking time off leaves a good chunk of time for reading, especially on road trips. In my household, my partner likes to do the distance driving, which leaves me the job of reader. Once I have finished reading aloud the day’s newspaper (or at least the interesting-to-me parts of the Washington Post or NY Times), [...]
It’s a very busy time here at FHO. I am always traveling, but these next 3 weeks will be a beast as I head to Twin Falls, Idaho this week, followed by Misawa AFB in Japan, and then Portland, OR, with less than 24 hours at home between each trip. So until I am back [...]
I think about body language a lot–particularly when I’m in court. I am always very aware of my posture and position when I am sitting listening to testimony and certainly when I am on the stand. There’s no question body language influences how people see you and assumptions that are subsequently made. But I hadn’t [...]
Half the Sky, a documentary based on the book of the same name, was shown on PBS October 1 & 2. However, if you missed it, it’s available in its entirety thru October 10 online. I haven’t seen it yet, but I read the book after it was given to me as a wonderfully thoughtful [...]
Good morning, my friends. It’s going to be a busy week, as I head to San Diego tomorrow for the Emergency Nurses Association conference. If you’re going to be there, please come find me–there’s a good chance I’ll be somewhere near the IAFN exhibitor’s booth in between work sessions and actual conference sessions (I have [...]
Did anyone talk about anything else besides Rep. Akin’s ludicrous and offensive sexual assault comments last week? I suppose we did, but it certainly dominated a lot of the conversation (hopefully you had the opportunity to read IAFN”s statement). Fortunately, there has been other stuff in the news since last we spoke:
The California HIV/STD Prevention Training Center has several online offerings that would be useful–particularly for new clinicians who need to shore up on basics, including the CDC Guidelines. There are online courses, archived webinars and podcasts to choose from, so it’s worth checking out the site. Take note–one of them is a video (15 minutes [...]
August 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment
I’m double-dipping on this one, but let’s face it–it’s pretty much all I’ve been reading about since last we spoke and it’s a whopper of a topic for a Spot the Myths segment here at FHO. If you’ve turned on a television in the US or picked up a newspaper or looked at your Facebook [...]
In my twitter feed today, I found this quote by Margaret Heffernan, speaking at TEDxGlobal: “Collaboration requires thinking partners that aren’t echo chambers”. Brilliant. I love this notion; it speaks to something I believe wholeheartedly (and discuss with groups all the time): the importance of conflict in healthy, sustainable teams.
Tony Porter is a co-founder of A Call to Men. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing him speak before, and TEDxWomen has hosted him in the past. Along with the video they have a conversation with him posted on their site. Click through to watch the presentation.