MY Op-ed: SCOTUS Nomination of Kavanaugh a Victory for Small Business

Charles Laverty Op Ed about SCOTUS Nomination

Why Trump’s Nominee Is a Victory for Small Business

In my USA Herald Column I write about an important issue. What the SCOTUS nomination of Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh means for small business. Small business is essential for our country, for the economy, for jobs and for our global competitiveness.

In healthcare, small business, like our team at Advanced Bifurcation System, drives innovations that can improve or lengthen lives.

I hope you will read, share and let me know your comments.

Thank you for reading

-Charles Laverty

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5 Top Time Management Tips For Busy Executives

Charles Laverty Time Management Tips for Busy Executives

Time-Saving Tips for Executives

Being an executive can mean a very busy schedule each day. Sometimes it can even mean having every second planned out for you.

Although everyone in a business has the same hours in a day, being at the top can sometimes feel as if your time is way more limited. Thus, time-saving tips and tricks can make the biggest difference in not only your productivity but also the general functioning and flow of your business.

Here are 5 tips to help you save time as an executive:

Tip #1: Plan your day and week ahead of time

Take some time, even if it is only 30 minutes, at the start of the week to plan your schedule. Set clear objectives of what you want to achieve with your time and structure your weekly plan around those objectives.

Tip #2: Avoid Multi-Tasking

While it may seem productive to complete two tasks at once, all the studies have shown that it is not effective or efficient to multi-task. Although you are doing multiple things at once, you are not fully focused on any of them, producing sub-par work.

Tip #3: Set Short Deadlines

Setting deadlines helps you to get things done on time or ahead of time. Try setting extremely short deadlines to improve your time management. When deadlines are shorter, your focus is heightened, and you are able to complete tasks well ahead of time, without wasting too much time.

Tip #4: Delegate Tasks

Being an executive means having a whole team of individuals with their own sets of skills and strengths. Use that to your advantage and delegate tasks whenever you can. If another member of your team can complete a task more efficiently or effectively than you, then pass it on!

This will not only save you time, but it may also mean that more thought and stronger skills are used to complete the task. This leaves your schedule open to complete the most important tasks that require your particular expertise.

Tip #5: Prioritize your to-do list

After planning ahead (see tip #1), you now have a basic idea of what you’ll need to do each day. At the start of the day run through your to-do list and rank each item in terms of importance. Complete the most important items first, leaving the more menial tasks for later in the day that doesn’t necessarily require as much concentration.

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The Best Tips for Putting Together a Great Executive Team

Charles Laverty Tips for Building A Leadership Team

Building an executive team from the ground up can take a lot of work and careful planning. This groundwork is highly important if you want to create a highly efficient and productive team with all the right skills.

 

There is a process that you need to go through first before you start hiring people to be a part of achieving your business goals.

 

Here are 4 simple tips to get you started on selecting the right members for your executive team:

 

Tip #1: Start with clear goals

Knowing what your ultimate goal is before you assemble a team can help you in putting together the right team for the job.

 

You are then able to select candidates based on the skills required to meet your business goals. It’s obvious that having the right skills is vital and you want to make the most out of the skills available to you.

 

Tip #2: Identify the skills you need

This tip goes hand in hand with tip #1, in that you need to know what your goal is and what skills are needed to achieve it.

 

Brainstorm the skills you need and then seek out individuals to be a part of your team based on what skills they can bring to the table. This will also make the hiring or selection process that much easier and more streamlined.

 

Tip #3: Set expectations from the get-go

If everyone knows what the desired outcome is and understands your overall goal, it will be easier for the entire team to work together to achieve that shared goal.

 

Let your team know what they are in for and what is expected of them before they sign on the dotted line. That way, there will be no surprises down the lien because a single team member (or worse, all of your team members) have not been on the same page from the start.

 

Tip #4: Use feedback to your advantage

When you are given feedback on anything, whether it be your leadership style, your management style or the types of tasks you hand out, use it to your advantage. Be proactive with feedback.

 

Listen to your team and implement changes based on their feedback. This is a great way to eliminate problems before they arise. Encourage your team to always provide feedback to continually better your team.

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Heart Technological Innovations

Heart Technological Innovations post by Charles Laverty

Technological Innovations Give Hope in the Fight Against Heart Disease

From apps that diagnose irregular heart rhythms to fitbits with sensors to measure heart rate, a wave of heart technological innovations has appeared as companies cash in on the battle to fight heart disease.

The question always arises of how accurate the results are from a medical point of view.  When it comes to measuring blood pressure and more on devices we use every day, like smartphones, there definitely needs to be more research. For example, readings could be influenced by motion, consistent contact with the skin, etc.

Smartphone Blood Pressure Check

Last year Caltech showed that a smartphone app could accurately measure how much blood the hearts pumps with each beat. In turn, all patients had to do was hold a smartphone camera up to their neck for less than two minutes, and an algorithm in the app analyzed the information. This was found to be as accurate as doing an ultrasound.

Other Heart Technological Innovations

Artificial intelligence is changing the way cardiac disease is being handled because of the way data can be absorbed, processed and analyzed. When it comes to healthcare, this can make all the difference in the way patients are diagnosed and treated.

For instance, cardiologists are able to read and interpret the results of echo studies more quickly and efficiently. Catching heart disease early and treating it efficiently is more possible when using AI.

Our dual catheter system is another technological innovation that I hope will bring about a revolution in the way heart disease is treated. Patients will no longer have to undergo lengthy, complex operations. The interventional cardiologist will be able, and the patient will be out the same day.

At present we seem to be losing the fight against heart disease, but technological innovations could make a difference. They have the potential to change cardiac healthcare for the better by addressing current limitations.

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On July 4th Honor Military & ICE Families

July 4th Honoring post by Charles Laverty photocredit unknown

Honor Those Who Protect Our Country 

Happy Independence Day! The weather in Newport is going to be sunny and pleasant. I am planning on some classic summer activities with family and friends. On July 4th nighttime, we will catch a glimpse of the huge display happening a little further from us.

Like Memorial Day, July 4th did have a more serious tone when I was young. The 20th Century was focused on major global conflict and the risk of all out catastrophe. Our relative peace allows us to take our freedom for granted, even in a world still filled with dangers.

Keeping Terrorists From Crossing

As President Trump points out, a free society depends upon the rule of law and keeping criminals and terrorists from crossing our borders.

Reminding myself of this, I feel passionately about remembering those who sacrifice and risk themselves to keep our country free. So, when we enjoy the company of our loved ones I think about how it must feel to be deployed abroad or along the most dangerous parts of our southern border. Imagine saying goodbye to your loved ones and knowing they will put themselves in harm’s way to protect us all.

Our Independence on July 4th

PBS has a great short video collection, “Stories of Service”, one of which is titled “The Homefront: Raising a Family”.  This episode focuses on a man whose wife was deployed. Like a single parent, he assumed the roles of both Mom and Dad to their three kids. These videos highlight that that like our armed service members, military families sacrifice as well. I would like to see a similar piece on the risks and dangers that our brave ICE officers face.

So, this July Fourth remember to support the troops and law enforcement on our border and everywhere by honoring their families who have and continue to sacrifice for America. We need to appreciate, respect and honor these families alongside their loved ones who have or are serving.

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My Mission to Reduce Heart Surgery

My Mission to Reduce Heart Surgery post by Charles Laverty

The Possibility of Outpatient

One of the most traumatic things a person can go through is open heart surgery.  My mission is to help people understand that there could be options.

Heart surgery, among being traumatic, is also very very expensive.  My company, Advanced Bifurcation Systems, created a device, that for many, is an outpatient procedure.

My Mission

Our company has received patents and we have applied for FDA approval.  We need to make sure people understand that there could be options.  Open Heart surgery may not be needed.

My BioSpace article live and found here.

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Accesswire Press Article

Accesswire Press Article post by Charles Laverty

Picked Up by Accesswire

Getting the word out about the good things your company is doing can be especially hard.  We had a press release that got pick up for an Accesswire press article.

This is a good sign that we have had some engagement in our words.  Check out  This Accesswire article here.  Article has highlights of  what my company has in the works.

I have been in the corporate sector for decades now.  My company now is one that I am extremely proud of and continue to look for ways to evolve.  I very much want to continue to strive making progress.

Press Article for Heart Disease

People need to understand that there could be another way then open heart surgery.  This extremely invasive way to deal with blockage of the heart has a very long recovery and a hefty hospital bill.

Our new technology has saved many people from this type of event in their lives.  I know that if we can get the word out on this device then our family and friends will live longer in our lives.  This procedure is an outpatient procedure which also alleviates a very large portion of the hospital bill.

 

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