July 22, 2016

Is There an Elephant in Your Attic?

The “elephant in the room” is a metaphor for the problem that no wants to talk about. Rather than openly talk about underlying problems, we tiptoe […]
July 19, 2016

Dances with Mops or Mopes with Mops: Same Job, Different Attitudes

“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and […]
July 18, 2016

An Investment in YOU

Summer is a fun time of the year. However, it is also so busy that you often forgot to take care of yourself and work towards […]
July 15, 2016

Nature and Nurture are the Past – Choice is the Future

Psychologists have long debated, and parents often wonder, about the respective roles of nature and nurture. Nature is the genetic makeup you were born with. Nurture […]
July 14, 2016

Nebraska Hospital Earns INSPIRED Award for Values and Culture Excellence

“I got a whole new team and didn’t have to change the people because they changed themselves,” says Fillmore County Hospital (Geneva, Nebraska) CEO Paul Utemark […]
July 13, 2016

The absolute worst advice ever given in a song (and what you can do about it)

The song “Let’s Live for Today” by The Grass Roots came out in 1967 and today is a staple of oldies radio stations. Unfortunately, many children […]
July 12, 2016

7 Steps to Reprogram Negative Self-Talk

“Remember, the subconscious mind is our servant and will work fervently to do what we program it to do. Faithfully using the power tools of positive […]
July 8, 2016

Tell Us Your Culture Story (We might include it in our new book)

Following our recent presentation at the annual conference of the American Organization of Nurse Executives Bob Dent (COO/CNO of Midland Memorial Hospital and current candidate for […]
July 5, 2016
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The Thought Not Taken

By Joe Tye (with apologies to Robert Frost) TWO thoughts converged between my ears, I could not hang on to both; One made me smile, the […]
July 3, 2016

What Faith as a Value Means to Me

Core Action Value #6 in our course on The Twelve Core Action Values is Faith. Sunday’s Promise of The Self Empowerment Pledge is Faith. When I […]
June 29, 2016
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Check Your Bags

Because of the work I do I am on a plane going somewhere pretty much every week. Unlike many frequent fliers I almost always check my […]
June 27, 2016

The Essential First Step for a Positive Culture

This 50% reduction in hours wasted on emotional negativity at Midland Memorial Hospital resulted in a cultural productivity benefit of $7 million per year   You […]
June 27, 2016

How to NOT Be Stupid

Speak then listen / Write then read Always know / Never understand – McZen This past week, the day after a majority of voters in Great […]
June 24, 2016

Terror and Exhilaration – and Free Courage eBook

The physical symptoms of terror and exhilaration are exactly and precisely identical: sweaty palms, racing pulse, shallow breathing, eyes wide open. If you were hooked up […]
June 22, 2016

Preventing the 4 Monster Regrets

Yesterday I wrote about the 4 monster regrets that almost everyone has toward the end of their lives. Today, as promised, I’ll share a very simple […]