August 31, 2022

New Book: There’s a Snake on My Head!

Communicating when people are anxious My friend Mindy Spigel has just published her new book There’s a Snake on My Head! Strategies for Alleviating Fear and […]
August 15, 2022

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Getting Yourself Out of a Slump Books that Inspire Me #37 This is the 37th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on […]
August 8, 2022

Are you having fun yet?

Why “true fun” is so important for your organization – and for your life. True fun at the inaugural Culture of Ownership Leadership Academy (COLAcademy): teammates […]
July 29, 2022

A Complaint Free World: Attitude is Your Most Important Choice

This is the 36th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. Will Bowen […]
July 25, 2022

Put Your Ass Where Your Heart wants to Be

This is the 35th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. Steven Pressfield […]
July 6, 2022

On Death and Dying: The Power of Hope

This is the 34th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. I spent […]
June 14, 2022

Leaders Eat Last
Leading for a Culture of Ownership

This is the 33rd in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. I agree […]
June 14, 2022

Strategy
When sustaining hope is leadership Job #1

This is the 32nd in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. In Strategy, preeminent […]
June 14, 2022

The Art of Living
Authenticity and Imposter Syndrome

This is the 31st in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. I have […]
June 14, 2022

Happy Nurses Week!

Today is the first day of Nurses Week 2022. In this 2-minute video, I explain why Nursing has earned a lifetime lock on the honor of […]
June 14, 2022

Worry (and humor)
Why Laughter Matters Now More than Ever

This is the 30th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. Early in […]
June 14, 2022

Gratitude and The Pickle Challenge

The second Gratitude Symposium hosted by Quint Studer is now open! Registration is free and gives you and your team access to presentations from 49 authorities on health and wellness, personal empowerment, […]
June 14, 2022

The Success Principles – Words Matter – Especially These Words

This is the 29th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. Adding the […]
June 14, 2022

Perseverance in
the Red Zone

“I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety.” […]
June 14, 2022

Evidence Plus Imagination Creates Innovation

If you’re planning to attend the annual conference of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) conference in San Antonio the week of April 11, please […]
August 31, 2022

New Book: There’s a Snake on My Head!

Communicating when people are anxious My friend Mindy Spigel has just published her new book There’s a Snake on My Head! Strategies for Alleviating Fear and […]
August 15, 2022

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Getting Yourself Out of a Slump Books that Inspire Me #37 This is the 37th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on […]
August 8, 2022

Are you having fun yet?

Why “true fun” is so important for your organization – and for your life. True fun at the inaugural Culture of Ownership Leadership Academy (COLAcademy): teammates […]
July 29, 2022

A Complaint Free World: Attitude is Your Most Important Choice

This is the 36th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. Will Bowen […]
July 25, 2022

Put Your Ass Where Your Heart wants to Be

This is the 35th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. Steven Pressfield […]
July 6, 2022

On Death and Dying: The Power of Hope

This is the 34th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. I spent […]
September 13, 2021

Now Would be a Great Time to Reassess Your Values Statement

Labor Day is always the third day in a 3-day weekend. It’s a day for picnics, fireworks, walks in the park, long bike rides, and time […]
September 6, 2021

Work and Love and 3 Poems for Labor Day

Labor Day is always the third day in a 3-day weekend. It’s a day for picnics, fireworks, walks in the park, long bike rides, and time […]
September 5, 2021

The Grace of a Nurse

You might have heard someone say words to the effect that a person who refused to get vaccinated and then got sick with covid should receive […]
September 3, 2021

How to Make 5+5=100 – Two Powerful Productivity Hacks, Plus a Special Bonus Video

These two “rules of 5” help me resist the entreaties of my squirrel friend Scrappy (see video below) There are two rules of 5 that, when coupled […]
July 28, 2021

A Beautiful Alchemy – Complaints into Contributions

I recently presented this $2,000 check to support Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta’s Pickle Challenge for Charity, which is raising money for their adolescent behavioral health program. […]
July 10, 2021

Changing Roles of Healthcare Leaders

With covid beginning to recede and live events being resumed, my speaking calendar is starting to fill up again. As part of preparing for presentations at […]
July 4, 2021

Liberate Yourself from YOWE: Your Own Worst Enemy!

I have always been fascinated by military history. The people who start and who fight in wars can show humanity at its very best and very […]
July 3, 2021

What’s Your Success Cookie?

Sally and I are in New Smyrna Beach, Florida for the Fourth. Yesterday I stopped into a little bakery called Mon Delice where I saw these […]
July 1, 2021

Courageous Achievement in an Age of Anxiety

This momentous year is now officially half over. Are you where you thought you would be on achieving your goals for 2021? Are you ready to […]