February 1, 2022

Why Nursing is the World’s Most Trusted Profession – Year after Year after Year

Almost every one of the heartbreaking stories represented by the 700,000 white flags (we are now at 885,000 and counting) in Suzanne Firstenberg’s soul-touching art exhibition In […]
January 26, 2022

Books that Inspire Me #26: A Leader’s Legacy

And a question for graduates of The Twelve Core Action Values This is the 26th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a […]
January 23, 2022

Books that Inspire Me #25: What to do When It’s Your Turn

This is the 25th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  I love […]
January 18, 2022

Books that Inspire Me #24: Leading an Inspired Life

Courageous leadership for goals that are important and meaningful This is the 24th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book […]
January 7, 2022

Books that Inspire Me #23: The Obstacle is the Way: It’s Supposed to be Hard so Empower Yourself

This is the 23rd in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  I was […]
January 6, 2022

Books that Inspire Me: #22 For Entrepreneurs Only: How to Transform Terror into Exhilaration

I think of this passage whenever I run into a brick wall. At the beginning of a project, everyone This is the 22nd in a series […]
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 […]