Prescription Errors Come in Three Types

This is a reprint of an article I originally wrote for the Exclusive Series on It first appeared on April 18, 2014. It discusses the issue of prescription errors and the processes by which they occur. It also warns employers not to misinterpret the results of their investigation. ORIGINAL POST The Error of Misinterpreting Errors […]

The Ten Things… (Reidsville, NC: Alchemy publishing Group Llc., 2014)

The Ten Things a New Manager Must Get Right From the Start!

is the latest title in the Management and Leadership Simplified Series and is scheduled to launch on September 5th, 2014. newcover.indd

This book is designed to help a person go from getting promoted to actually doing a good job as a manager. Imagine that you get called in to the office on Friday and your boss offers you a promotion that will begin Monday. After the initial excitement comes that moment of doubt when you think to yourself, “what do I have to do right to make this work?”

This new book is designed so that you can download it Friday Night and be ready to excel by Monday morning.  It is a quick read that helps you focus your mindset in the proper way to be able to win the respect and admiration of your new work team.

Of course if you are already a manager this book can still help you re-focus your mind on the truly important things that are going to dramatically impact your ability to create a high performance team.

Watch Those Negative Behaviors

This is a reprint of an article I originally wrote for the Exclusive Series on It first appeared on May 1, 2014. It is talking about the ten negative behaviors that you can easily use to spot employees that either need to get better or need to go. ORIGINAL POST Expectations versus Reality As […]

How to be a good pharmacist

This is a reprint of an article I originally wrote for the exclusive Series on It originally appeared on June 2 , 2014. It is my simple take on the three things you need to be able to do to be a good pharmacist. ORIGINAL POST Clinical Guidelines or Not That is the Question […]

Three Ways to Kill Your Pharmacy Business

This is a reissue of an article I originally wrote for the Exclusive Series on It appeared on April 7, 2014.  It is a simple description of the reasons why many pharmacies fail to thrive. ORIGINAL POST The More things change the more they remain the same When I started in pharmacy in 1975, […]

What Keeps Them Working For You?

Pay is All That Matters…Or Is It? Having been in management since 1978, I have attended hundreds of meetings dealing with employee retention issues. The debate has raged for years about what the biggest drivers of satisfied employees are. Most people default to pay as being important, which it obviously is, but it does not […]

The Secrets of Successful Leadership

This is an article I wrote for the Exclusive Series on It originally appeared on June 25, 2014. This article explains the three modes of leadership that a successful leader has to master in order to become a great success. These principles are explained in great detail in , The Bosshole Effect. ORIGINAL POST […]

My Pharmacist Cares Why Isn’t He a Provider of Care?

The Reason I Get Apoplectic over Bureaucracy What would you think if the federal government told you that professional baseball players were not athletes even though they make their living performing athletic feats? What if the federal government told you that plumbers were not plumbers even though they make their living fixing your plumbing? What […]

The Challenge for Hospital Based Pharmacy Practice

The History of Hospital Pharmacy Somewhere between 1980 and now, the practice of hospital pharmacy drastically changed from being a profit center in hospitals to becoming a cost center. This has made it very difficult for Pharmacy Directors to bargain for the resources they need. The negative consequences of DRG The simple act of bundling payment […]

Is Clinical Pharmacy the Answer?

This is an interesting article from my Exclusive Series on which appeared originally on July 11, 2014. It is a discussion of the struggle our profession has endured in describing ourselves. The terminology has changed over the years but at the end of the day our mission hasn’t changed . Original Post From Multibriefs: Exclusive […]