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 […]
June 14, 2022

Living Your Values in Challenging Times

Attitude is not everything but it’s close. A great attitude will not make you a great heart surgeon if you haven’t gone to medical school, but […]
June 14, 2022

Attitude is – Almost – Everything

Attitude is not everything but it’s close. A great attitude will not make you a great heart surgeon if you haven’t gone to medical school, but […]
June 14, 2022

Enjoy the Journey

I once invited two mountain climbers, Alan Hobson and Jamie Clarke, to speak at a conference I was hosting. They had summited Mount Everest on their […]
June 14, 2022

Weird Ideas that Work And why hope should be strategy #1

This is the 28th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. In his […]
March 22, 2022

The Glass is Always Full And There is Always Hope

Remind yourself of this every time you drink a glass of water. No matter what challenges you are facing, as long as you stay hydrated and […]
February 5, 2022

Fostering Extravagant Hope is Leadership Job #1

In his classic book The True Believer, Eric Hoffer wrote that anyone who would change the world, or a corner of the world, must have the ability […]
December 29, 2021

What’s Your Power Word for 2022?

Every year, Children’s Hospital CEO John Nickens challenges his team members to identify one word that will inspire them during the year. Jon Gordon writes about […]
December 28, 2021

Turn Nyet into Not Yet

Don’t give up on dreams not realized in 2021 Sometimes “no” means “not yet.” Here in Iowa, we dreamed of a white Christmas. It came three […]
November 14, 2021

It’s National Pickle [Pledge] Day

Eat a Pickle, Don’t Be a Pickle I use Van Holten’s pickles for events because their whimsical sense of humor captures the spirit of The Pickle […]
November 12, 2021

The Pickle Challenge for Mental Health – Have Fun and Support an Urgent Cause

Eat a Pickle, Don’t Be a Pickle “We are sleepwalking into a mental health crisis.” That’s how one business journal described the fact that our world […]
November 11, 2021

Honor Our Nurse Veterans on this Veterans Day

Vietnam War Women’s Memorial in Washington DC  In their article In Country: U.S. Nurses During the Vietnam War (Working Nurse, October 5, 2020) Aaron Severson and Lorilea Johnson […]
November 1, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #15 On the Frontiers of Management Apparent Failure in the Middle

This is the 15th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  I think […]
October 30, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #14 Good Business Making Meaning in Times of Challenge

This is the 14th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  The pioneering […]
October 25, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #13 Letters to a Young Poet

This is the 13th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  In 1903, […]
October 20, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #12 All You Can Do…Is Enough

This is the 12th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  Over the […]
October 19, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #11 The Last Lecture

This is the 11th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  Ric Elias […]
October 14, 2021

This Healthcare Crisis is Real! Join Us in Helping to Heal Our Caregivers

When I started the Stay Strong For Us project during the second Covid surge, I hoped that the free eBook would have a short shelf life. Tragically, […]
October 9, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #9 Positivity

This is the ninth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  This is […]
October 3, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #8 Art & Fear

This is the eighth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  In his […]
September 29, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #7 Driving Fear Out of the Workplace

This is the seventh in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. It’s called awfulizing: […]
September 25, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #6 He Still Moves Stones

This is the sixth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  With the […]