November 20, 2018

If You Lose Hope, Look Farther Down the Road

The 23rd Psalm says to walk through the valley of the shadow, not to take up permanent residence “Hope” is the thing with feathers / That […]
November 19, 2018

Detox Your Culture, Detox Your Life

Decorated pickle jars from The Pickle Challenge for Charity at Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, IA Consider these two facts. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently […]
November 18, 2018

Gratitude is the Platform for Optimism, so Check Your Attitude!

“We moderns have an arsenal of tranquilisers (sic) and pain killers at our disposal, but our expectations of ease and pleasure, and our intolerance of inconvenience […]
November 14, 2018

National Pickle Free Zone Day for a More Positive Workplace

Enjoy eating your pickles – just don’t look like you’ve been sucking on one! According to the billboard at my local bank, today is National Pickle […]
November 13, 2018

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Conversing with my little friends at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans reminds me that the ultimate purpose of all the presentations, meetings, rounding, and writing are […]
November 12, 2018

Leadership Job #1 – Maximizing Human Potential with Values

“We first looked into Values Coach because we liked the concept of a culture of ownership that embraces people at all levels of the organization. After […]
November 5, 2018

20 Key Success Factors for Positive Culture Change – A Special Report

Bob Dent, COO/CNO at Midland Health in West Texas, recently asked leaders from the organization for the one word that best describes the culture of their […]
November 3, 2018

The Power of Pounce – A Real World Success Lesson from TV

A simple pounce created big opportunities for Saul Goodman and for Cinnabon My friend Gary Ryan Blair, creator of the 100 Day Challenge, loves the word […]
October 31, 2018

Business do not fail – owners quit: Questions to ask yourself before you throw in the towel

“Brick walls are not there to stop you, they are there to make you prove how much you want something.” – Randy Pausch: The Last Lecture […]
October 24, 2018

Not perfect? So what – start anyway!

“Hardest of all [fears for writers to overcome] is to accept that the world one has created won’t be as good as the world one dreamed […]
October 18, 2018

Competing with Values – A Lesson from Sysco Corporation

Sysco Corporation’s audacious goals for 2025 “Customers on a mass scale are seeking out vendors who share their values and are making purchasing decisions based on […]
October 8, 2018

The Only Way to Accomplish BIG Goals – Or, Would You Give Me 50 Bucks?

“You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let other people set your agenda in life.” – Warren […]
October 5, 2018

Don’t Chase What You Don’t Really Want

If you don’t want to be a writer who’s never published your work, stop chasing social media and pick up your pen. If you don’t want […]
September 29, 2018

Complaining Will Ruin Your Life – This Promise Will Change Your Life

The other day I was standing in the McDonald’s line at the Denver Airport. The woman standing next to me was vociferously complaining about how long […]
September 24, 2018

Spark a Bias for Action to Close out the Year and Set the Stage for 2019!

I recently finished reading Leadership in Turbulent Times, the new book by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin – which I highly recommend. She traces how four of […]