February 26, 2021

WEBINAR: Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety

Advance registration for my webinar on Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety has been so strong that the AMN Healthcare technical team has had to […]
February 25, 2021

Our Next Podcast: Everyday Courage

Our world, and the environment in which your organization operates, has changed profoundly over the past year. Now more than ever your colleagues need Courage, Perseverance, […]
January 30, 2021

The Contrail Index, the Light at the End of the Tunnel, and Your Goals

Anyone who has looked up over the past year has seen something only seen once in the previous 70 years or so: a sky completely devoid […]
January 26, 2021

Three Important Resources for a Better 2021

Order The Florence Prescription Now to Assure May 2021 Delivery Nurses Week and Hospital Week are around the corner! This is a year where showing appreciation has never been […]
January 25, 2021

Joe Biden and the Nedlog Rule

From President Biden’s first inaugural address Other than the brilliant poem by Amanda Gorman, this comment from Joe Biden’s inaugural address was the highlight for me. The only way […]
January 25, 2021

Three Important Resources for a Better 2021

We all hope and pray to see a better 2021 up ahead through the windshield than the one we are leaving behind in the rearview mirror. […]
January 24, 2021

Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times – Recorded Webinar

As part of the “Taking Care of Our Own” resiliency series conducted by MedEvac Foundation International, I recently gave a 50-minute webinar on Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times (including […]
January 24, 2021

If we thought 2021 was going to be easier than 2020, we just got a wake-up call!

For those of us who had hoped 2021 would magically make things better than they were in 2020, the events of January 6 should be a […]
January 24, 2021

Florence Nightingale’s Lessons for a Pandemic

The Crimean War was memorialized in two famous poems. The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson recounted the attack “into the valley of death” by […]
January 24, 2021

Stay Strong For Us for a While Longer

When I get a note from someone who has lost a job (which has happened more often lately), I will send them this quote by Napoleon […]
January 24, 2021

Stay Strong For Us Project Launch Set for Valentine’s Day

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many healthcare workers to the edge of human endurance. While vaccines, and hopefully President Biden’s encouragement that people be more responsible […]
December 21, 2020

Covid Recovery Lessons from Mozart’s 25th Symphony

The first movement of Mozart’s 25th Symphony is all fire and fury. Its ominous opening bars set the stage for the 1985 movie Amadeus, which won 8 […]
December 15, 2020

Beethoven’s Genius on the Other Side of Silence and Lessons for the Pandemic

What greater tragedy could befall a man whose entire life, and livelihood, revolves around music than losing the ability to hear sounds? Ludwig von Beethoven began […]
December 13, 2020

Shackleton and the Endurance: A Key Lesson for Pandemic Leadership

Imagine spending 24 hours in a frigid meat locker with 26 other people. Now imagine having to do that for 634 consecutive days during which the […]
December 8, 2020

Why Ali was the Greatest

And Why We Need You to Stay Strong For Us The first time Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton it was supposed to be an easy tune-up […]
December 21, 2020

Covid Recovery Lessons from Mozart’s 25th Symphony

The first movement of Mozart’s 25th Symphony is all fire and fury. Its ominous opening bars set the stage for the 1985 movie Amadeus, which won 8 […]
December 15, 2020

Beethoven’s Genius on the Other Side of Silence and Lessons for the Pandemic

What greater tragedy could befall a man whose entire life, and livelihood, revolves around music than losing the ability to hear sounds? Ludwig von Beethoven began […]
December 13, 2020

Shackleton and the Endurance: A Key Lesson for Pandemic Leadership

Imagine spending 24 hours in a frigid meat locker with 26 other people. Now imagine having to do that for 634 consecutive days during which the […]
December 8, 2020

Why Ali was the Greatest

And Why We Need You to Stay Strong For Us The first time Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton it was supposed to be an easy tune-up […]
December 4, 2020

This Healthcare Crisis is Real – We Need You to Stay Strong For Us

This is just a small sampling of news headlines from the past several days that reflect a system in crisis When we are sick or injured, […]
November 30, 2020

How Your Brain Makes You Stupid

Dumpster, our 16-year-old office mascot who was fortunately too slow to catch the coyote When he was a puppy 16 years ago, our beloved dog Dumpster […]
November 20, 2020

Now Normal is the New Normal

“The message from the frontlines is that we are tired, and we’re trying to stick together, we’re trying to be a good team, but it’s getting […]
November 17, 2020

In Praise of Band-Aids

Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times I recently spoke with a leader at one of the organizations that’s sharing our new course Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times with their […]
November 11, 2020

Everyday Courage for a VUCA World: Move from Resilience to Prosilience

Learn More! Marlene Crouse is Regional Director of Case Management Operations at WellSpan Health in Pennsylvania. They started the 21-week series on Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times yesterday. […]
November 6, 2020

Everyday Courage Every Day

I once read that 99% commitment is the most painful condition in human experience while 100% commitment is the most liberating.  You cannot 99% jump off […]
October 21, 2020

The Ultimate Paradox in Life

Whatever you most need will be hardest for you to find precisely at the time you need it the most. This is the ultimate paradox in […]
October 14, 2020

Nature, Nurture, and Choice – Being Personally Responsible for Yourself

Psychologists and sociologists have long argued which is the more important factor in human development – nature or nurture – and what is the relative weight […]
October 5, 2020

The First Act of Courage – Confronting Your Own Negative Self Talk

Katherine Hoover was one of the leading female composers of the 20th century, but she almost talked herself out of following her bliss (the memorable phrase […]
September 21, 2020

Caring is the parent of both fear and courage – which child will you choose to raise?

Some of the NICU nurses who stayed behind to carefor babies during Hurricane Laura (WRBCtv) Caring lies at the root of every fear. It is also […]
September 17, 2020

Twelve 3-Letter Words that Counter Anxiety and Depression

Coming Monday October 19: Joe’s new video courseEveryday Courage for Extraordinary Times. Watch for the formal announcement next week! Words matter!  Especially the words you use when […]