June 5, 2020

I am Worried about your Culture – Questions You Should be Asking Now

Several years ago, we created a Culture IQ app. It includes 8 questions to assess how your organization rates on the 8 essential characteristics of a Culture […]
June 4, 2020

How to be a Cairn Building Servant Leader – 7 Steps

Anyone who has ever been lost in the desert and had their life saved by stumbling across a cairn marking the trail appreciates that act of […]
June 2, 2020

3 Leadership Imperatives in Times of Crisis – A Short Video

Each week I send a short video message to our Certified Values Coach Trainers (CVCT) around the country. These messages reinforce one of the key elements […]
May 25, 2020

Mask Up for Our Veterans

My friend Joel Shumaker masks up prior to volunteering to help with the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. He is now on his way to […]
May 22, 2020

Managing Self-Talk in the Time of COVID-19

Typical responses to this live polling question that I include in presentations on values-based life and leadership skills – 7 of 10 people have a constant […]
May 14, 2020

Looking for Opportunities in the New Normal

This might be the most important passage in the book as we think about what the “new normal” can be. Think of the changes that have […]
May 11, 2020

Florence Nightingale: Architect of the Modern Hospital

Florence’s healthcare legacy goes beyond nursing! This was the administrative structure Florence Nightingale implemented at the Scutari Barrack Hospital during the Crimean War. It established the model […]
May 10, 2020

Florence and the Faith Promise of The Self Empowerment Pledge

In honor of Nurses Week and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, each day this week I’ve written about how each of the seven […]
May 9, 2020

Florence and the Perspective Promise of The Self Empowerment Pledge

In honor of Nurses Week and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, each day this week I’ll write about how one of the seven […]
May 8, 2020

Florence and the Resilience Promise of The Self Empowerment Pledge

“I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls […]
April 28, 2020

Leading in a Crisis – Show Up Where Most Needed and Least Expected

I teach a class on leadership and culture for graduate healthcare administration students, and have been asking healthcare leaders on the front lines of the COVID-19 […]
April 23, 2020

Will COVID19 finally kill Justa? Or will we forget they’re still heroes?

For all the tragedy and sadness of the coronavirus pandemic, the tragedy will be compounded if we waste the crisis by not making some good come […]
April 20, 2020

The Ultimate Test of a Leader

Ike and Harry: Profiles in Leadership Responsibility I will take complete responsibility for my health, my happiness, my success, in my life, and will not blame […]
April 17, 2020

Which “you” will grow stronger in the crisis – better self or lesser self?

In my presentations on values-based life and leadership skills (remember when we could all be in one conference room together?) I point out that neither success […]
April 13, 2020

Coming Out the Other Side of the Great Divide of Adversity

I will never forget an evening I spent with a local chapter of Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have lost a child. I was […]