August 28, 2019

Remember a Better Past for a Better Future – The Marriage of Memory and Vision

Illustration from The New Yorker article “The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory” by Reed Johnson I am trying to help a friend […]
August 15, 2019

Complaining or Compassion? You Cannot Have Both at Once!

I recently boarded a small regional jet on which every seat was taken. As I walked down the aisle, I was dismayed to see that the […]
August 13, 2019

Positive Culture Change can be FUN!!!

Clockwise from upper left: Methodist Hospital Pickle Squad; checking a Pickle Challenge Toolkit with CNO Jane McCurley and Pickle Squad leader Crissy Womble; a feast of […]
August 12, 2019

Results from more than a thousand responses to the 60-Second Culture IQ Test

In my past several posts I’ve summarized literature suggesting that American organizations (and organizations worldwide) are experiencing a crisis of employee disengagement, compassion fatigue and burnout, […]
August 10, 2019

Are Your Leaders Wearing Rose-Colored Culture Glasses?

Are you sure of that? How do you know? On Monday I will be sharing results of the Culture IQ Test survey that I’ve been inviting […]
August 6, 2019

Fix Your Broken Workplace: Take The Pickle Challenge for a Triple Win!

One of the key goals of The Pickle Challenge is to make people more aware of, and less tolerant of, toxic emotional negativity in themselves and […]
August 2, 2019

Be the one who inspires the many for a more positive experience at work – See One, Be One, Teach One

Crissy Womble adapted my recent article “Be the One” to this sticker for The Pickle Challenge for Charity at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio Texas, which […]
July 30, 2019

Be the one

Be the one who shakes a hand when others are shaking a fist. Be the one who inspires courage when others are inciting fear. Be the […]
July 29, 2019

Making today’s vision tomorrow’s reality begins by changing what you see in the mirror

Have you seen the internet meme of the tabby cat looking in the mirror and seeing a lion look back? Or the variation of the little […]
July 24, 2019

A Simple and Powerful Way to Increase Emotional Intelligence – Instantly

One of the key goals of The Pickle Challenge is to make people more aware of, and less tolerant of, toxic emotional negativity in themselves and […]
July 22, 2019

Give fear a name because it’s easier to solve problems than it is to conquer fear

My first book Never Fear Never Quit came out some twenty years ago. It’s out of print today but there are almost always pre-read copies available […]
July 19, 2019

The Antidote to Whining about First World Problems

Please download the Program Description for The Pickle Challenge at PicklePledge.com and send it to your CEO with a note encouraging your organization to be a […]
July 18, 2019

Silly Name, Serious Problem, Big Results

Please download the Program Description for The Pickle Challenge at PicklePledge.com and send it to your CEO with a note encouraging your organization to be a […]
July 16, 2019

Eliminating Workplace Culture Pollution and the new Pickle Challenge for Charity

Please download the Program Description for The Pickle Challenge at www.PicklePledge.com and send it to your CEO with a note encouraging your organization to be a […]
July 14, 2019

Sunday: The Faith Promise

Gratitude for the present is the platform upon which optimism for the future is built Each day this week I am writing about that day’s promise […]