January 6, 2018

How old will you be when you die? Changing your number can change your life.

I was listening to a live audio program by Dan Sullivan, founder of the Strategic Coach program for entrepreneurs, and he asked his audience a very […]
January 4, 2018

Transcend Your Job Description

Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend who owns a speakers bureau. One of the speakers he represents is struggling with severe substance abuse challenges. […]
January 2, 2018

Do Your New Year’s Resolutions Need CPR?

Did your New Year’s Resolutions show up dead on arrival? Are they in need of some emergency resuscitation? If so, don’t feel lonely – most of […]
December 29, 2017

AJN Gives Book of the Year Award to Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare

Bob and Joe with the Happy Pickle chainsaw carving at the employee entrance of Midland Memorial Hospital My friend and colleague Bob Dent and I wrote […]
December 10, 2017

Lesson #7: Sunday’s Promise on Faith

My faith and my gratitude for all that I have been blessed with will shine through in my attitudes and in my actions. Sunday’s Promise Sunday’s […]
December 9, 2017

Lesson #6: Saturday’s Promise on Perseverance

Though I might not understand why adversity happens, by my conscious choice I will find strength, compassion and grace through my trials. Saturday’s Promise In his […]
December 8, 2017

Lesson #5: Friday’s Promise on Resilience

I will face rejection and failure with courage, awareness and perseverance, making these experiences the platform for future acceptance and success. Friday’s Promise When I’m speaking […]
December 7, 2017

Lesson #4: Thursday’s Promise on Contribution

I will earn the help I need in advance by helping other people now, and repay the help I receive by serving others later. Thursday’s Promise […]
December 6, 2017

Lesson #3: Wednesday’s Promise on Determination

I will do the things that I’m afraid to do but which I know should be done. Sometimes this will mean asking for help to do […]
December 5, 2017

Lesson #2: Tuesday’s Promise on Accountability

I will not allow low self-esteem, self-limiting beliefs, or the negativity of others to prevent me from achieving my authentic goals and from becoming the person […]
December 4, 2017

Lesson #1: Monday’s Promise on Responsibility

I will take complete responsibility for my health, my happiness, my success and my life, and will not blame others for my problems or predicaments. Monday’s […]
November 22, 2017

Gratitude is the Platform for Optimism

“My faith and my gratitude for all that I have been blessed with will shine through in my attitude and my actions.” – Sunday’s Promise from […]
November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Ahead of Time

“Believe me, there will come a time when all such troubles will simply seem ridiculous to us, and we shall be unable to imagine how we […]
November 16, 2017

“Right people on the bus” is the wrong metaphor for your culture

Photo by Ed Eroe at the 2017 AAMS Air Medical Transport Conference in Fort Worth, Texas It’s one of leadership authority Jim Collins’s most memorable metaphors: […]
November 15, 2017

Votes are in for the Louis CK Poll – and the Decision is >>>

Read on for assessment of the results, one vitally important lesson, and my final decision >>> I recently posed the question of whether, given recent revelations about […]