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 […]
September 23, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #5 Billy Summers: A Novel

This is the fifth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  One day […]
September 22, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #4 The Difference Maker

This is the fourth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  Full disclosure: […]
September 21, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #3 The Confidence Course

This is the third in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  I read The […]
September 20, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #2 The Mind and the Brain

This is the second in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  I read The […]
September 19, 2021

The Covid Earthquake and its Lasting Aftershocks

In their book on post Covid PTSD, Goulston and Hendel wrote that COVID-19 was the earthquake, and widespread cases of PTSD among healthcare workers will be […]
September 18, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #1 The War of Art

It’s been said that leaders are readers and readers become leaders. Sadly, for most of us reading has taken a backseat to keeping up with email […]
September 17, 2021

Courageous Leadership is NOT About Being a Superhero

Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote for the annual conference of LeadingAge Iowa, an association for leaders of long-term care organizations. My topic was […]
September 13, 2021

Now Would be a Great Time to Reassess Your Values Statement

Labor Day is always the third day in a 3-day weekend. It’s a day for picnics, fireworks, walks in the park, long bike rides, and time […]
September 6, 2021

Work and Love and 3 Poems for Labor Day

Labor Day is always the third day in a 3-day weekend. It’s a day for picnics, fireworks, walks in the park, long bike rides, and time […]
May 14, 2016

Change Your Future with “Yet”

Negative self-talk is telling yourself lies and then believing those lies. As you embrace the untruth, it becomes your reality. One of the most seductive and […]
May 16, 2016

“Bus” is the Wrong Metaphor for Your Organization

Jim Collins is one of the most widely-read authors on business leadership today, and deservedly so. His books, including Built to Last and From Good to […]
May 25, 2016

On Leaving a Long-Tail Legacy

The year was 1866. Caleb Abel stood on a bluff not far from the Cedar River and brushed the dirt from his hands, thankful for the […]
June 13, 2016

Effective Culture Change – In 2 Pictures

Tonia Wallace is Director Women’s and Children’s Services at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. When we began the Culture of Ownership Initiative in early 2014, […]
June 16, 2016

Avoiding the Number One Time Mistake

I recently sent a letter to a poet whose work I greatly admire (he’d made a very nice comment about my book The Healing Tree). He responded […]