May 28, 2021

Why Gratitude is the Platform for Optimism

This morning at 10:30 cst my presentation for the Gratitude Symposium hosted by Quint Studer will be live. There’s quite a bit of research, much of it shared […]
May 27, 2021

Sign Up for the Gratitude Symposium

Host Quint Studer is one of today’s presenters for the Gratitude Symposium Quint Studer is hosting The Gratitude Symposium, featuring 45 video messages from leading authorities (I am one […]
May 26, 2021

3 Post-Pandemic Culture Imperatives

I recently visited a client hospital in Southern California. They had been hard hit by the pandemic, but on one of the days I was there […]
May 25, 2021

Don’t Let Fear Stop You!

I wrote this in my first book more than 20 years ago, but it’s never been a more important message than it is today. We’ve been […]
May 18, 2021

Double Down on Culture in Turbulent Times

Kit Bredimus, VP and CNO at Midland Memorial Hospital at their Culture of Ownership Classroom “Culture [cannot] be sacrificed in a crisis. A culture left untended will […]
May 12, 2021

Florence Nightingale’s Lasting Legacy for Healthcare

Download the special report on Florence’s Lasting Legacy for HealthcareFlorence Nightingale was born on this date in 1820, which is why National Nurses Week and National Hospital […]
May 8, 2021

Feet to Fire or Walking across Hot Coals?

You don’t have to hold someone’s feet to the fire if they are willing to walk across hot coals on their own Which of these metaphors […]
May 3, 2021

3 Beautiful – and Free – Gifts for Nurses and Hospital Weeks

Whatever you already have planned for May’s Nurses and Hospital Week celebrations, here are 3 free resources that will add to your celebrations. Feel free to […]
April 26, 2021

How to Give Leadership CPR – Courage, Perseverance, Resilience

As we move into the post-pandemic world, leaders will need to take on new responsibilities for their teams. While we all hope and pray that vaccines […]
April 16, 2021

Use Stories to Shape Culture

For the 13th straight year, Scripps Health has made the honor roll of the Fortune magazine Best Places to Work!  The power of stories to shape […]
April 1, 2021

Congress Enacts and President Signs Bill of Responsibilities

Showing they are not the fools they’re often assumed to be, in an unprecedented show of bipartisan consensus both houses of Congress met in special session […]
March 26, 2021

Stay Strong Emerge Stronger

Everyday Courage for Extraordinary TimesNow Available for Individual Purchase The light at the end of the tunnel is not like the finish line at the end […]
March 15, 2021

The Ultimate Success Formula – in 3 Words

One of the key themes expressed by more than one hundred contributing authors to the Stay Strong For Us Project is this: the key difference between success and […]
March 12, 2021

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but we all need to Stay Strong to get there!

Yesterday President Joe Biden spoke of hope and possibilities in his address to the nation, and we all hope and pray that vaccines will be the light at […]
March 10, 2021

Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety – A Webinar

Join the community of organizations that are sharing Everyday Courage for Extraordinary TimesI recently recorded a 50-minute webinar on Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety, sponsored […]
May 9, 2016

Leadership Lessons from Florence Nightingale

“Florence Nightingale Receiving the Wounded at Scutari” a painting by Jerry Barrett (who was at the Scutari Barrack Hospital – that’s him looking out the window) […]
May 10, 2016

A Tough Love Nurses Week Message for Nurse Leaders

In his book The Coming Jobs War, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton wrote that a disengaged manager is “a quality defect,” just like giving the wrong medication […]
June 8, 2016

The Power of a Huddle for Fostering Fellowship

In my book The Florence Prescription: From Accountability to Ownership I describe 8 essential characteristics of a culture of ownership: commitment, engagement, passion, initiative, stewardship, belonging, […]