December 31, 2019

What is Your 2020 Gumption Goal?

My work is being made easier by an inventor who pursued his gumption goal I recently purchased a second screen for my laptop. Being a man […]
December 25, 2019

A Day for Inspiring Hope

Screenshot from The Hope Diamond Video Dane Peterson, Chief Operating Officer at Emory Healthcare, often speaks of the leadership duty to inspire hope. So for the second […]
December 21, 2019

The Most Important Thing to Remember when Bad Things Happen

Most people who lose a job will, eventually, end up saying that it was the best thing that could have happened. Many a painful divorce opens […]
December 20, 2019

A Powerful Formula for Launching 2020 into being a Year of Achievement

Think Big Start Small Start Now Don’t Quit Here’s a simple formula that will help you make sure that 2020 is a “best year yet” in […]
December 18, 2019

Make 2020 the Year that You Build a Culture of Ownership

With more than 500,000 copies in print The Florence Prescription is changing the way people think about culture; plan now to bring Florence to your team […]
December 17, 2019

How to Find the Book that You Most Need to Read

Open a book, any book. To a random page, any page. Read a sentence, any sentence. Winston Churchill was a voracious reader and a prolific writer. […]
December 13, 2019

Be a Better Person in 2020 by Building Strength of Character

The Analects of Confucius is one of the most influential books in history. His philosophy has profoundly influence China and other countries of the East over […]
December 9, 2019

All Hands on Deck: 6 Personal Benefits to Engaging with a Culture of Ownership

In a Culture of Ownership people appreciate that we’re all in this together! Most studies of employee engagement show that only between 25-and-30 percent of U.S. […]
December 3, 2019

The Most Courageous Conversation You Will Ever Have

The most courageous conversation you will ever have is the one in which you confront the voice of negative self-talk “Of all the self-help concepts I […]
November 29, 2019

Turn Black Friday Green: Raise money to do good, build a more positive and playful culture, and have fun in the process!

Members of the Pickle Squad at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s in San Antonio with their $7,000 Pickle Challenge donation check for the HCA Hope Fund […]
November 27, 2019

Symphony for a Hungry Old Man – A Thanksgiving Story

Are you going to be a cardinal or a blue jay? Every year at Thanksgiving I share this story. I hope you will enjoy it. The […]
November 26, 2019

Right People on the Bus is the Wrong Metaphor for Culture

Greek warships approach the Trojan shores (scene from the movie Troy) This article is adapted from my book Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare, written […]
November 11, 2019

Honoring those who serve those who have served

In my post yesterday, as a tribute to our nation’s veterans, I wrote about how Florence Nightingale was history’s first true advocate for the healthcare of […]
November 10, 2019

The First Advocate for the Healthcare of Soldiers and Veterans – Another Legacy of Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale Receiving the Wounded at Scutari, a painting by Jerry Barrett (that’s him looking out the window) “I stand at the Altar of the murdered […]
November 4, 2019

On being a servant leader

My favorite definition of what servant leaders do and do not do from one of my all-time favorite books It’s not about you. That first line […]