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 31, 2020

The Power of Everyday Courage -A Halloween 2020 Message

History does not record the name, or the fate, of this one brave German who refused to give the Hitler salute Many of the men in […]
October 24, 2020

Courage is the Most Important Value – Especially Today!

Courage is the most important of all values in an age of anxiety! Download the flyer for Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times Winston Churchill said that […]
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 […]