June 16, 2019

A Great Idea for a Last Minute Father’s Day Gift!

My Dad’s Day charity: 4ocean funds it’s mission of cleaning up our oceans by selling bracelets made from recycled glass and plastic their crews have pulled […]
June 15, 2019

The most important determinant of your future

“It is your character, and your character alone, that will make your life happy or unhappy. That is all that really passes for destiny. And you […]
June 14, 2019

A Leadership Lesson from the NBA Finals – Promoting a Civil Culture

Did you see the concluding game of the NBA finals? At the final buzzer of the last of 6 hard-fought and closely-contested games in which the […]
June 12, 2019

Why Gossip is Toxic to Culture and How to Eliminate it from Your Workplace

One of the key goals of The Pickle Challenge is to make people more aware of, and less tolerant of, toxic emotional negativity, including gossiping, in […]
June 10, 2019

Taking the first step on the road less traveled begins at a fork in the road

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost: The Road […]
June 7, 2019

The Catalyst for Positive Culture Change

I used live polling to ask participants how the course was impacting them; this is a key outcome because culture does not change unless people change! […]
June 2, 2019

Give Yourself a Great Placebo and the Power of Believing in an Outcome

There are thousands of YouTube programs holding forth the promise that they can change your life in powerful ways. All you have to do is slap […]
April 24, 2019

Hardwire Machines, Heartwire Culture – Words Really Do Matter

The things that most matter cannot be hardwired – they must be heartwired! Over the past decade, it’s become popular to talk about hardwiring culture, often […]
April 19, 2019

This simple reminder will help you stay focused on what really matters

I have this posted in my office and at home to remind me that every time I say yes to something trivial I am saying no […]
April 17, 2019

Who Says Culture Can’t Change Fast? The Challenge is Making it Positive and Making it Last!

At the recent conference of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL – formerly AONE), someone remarked to me that changing culture was like turning around […]
April 8, 2019

Build it and They Might Come – Don’t Build it and They Never Will Come

You have probably heard the phrase “Build it and they will come” made famous in the movie Field of Dreams. That might or might not be […]
April 5, 2019

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

Three elements of the positive culture transformation at Midland Health: The Pickle Pledge, DAISY Awards, and the INSPIRED Award for Values and Culture Excellence Before you set about […]
April 4, 2019

How to Choose the Right Energy Bar – Values Make all the Difference

PowerBar website – it’s all about us Clif Bar website – it’s all about others At an airport snack shop several days ago I was faced […]
April 1, 2019

Congress Enacts, President Signs, and States Approve a Constitutional Amendment for a Bill of Responsibilities

President Donald Trump signed the constitutional amendment for a Bill of Responsibilities within minutes of receiving it from Congress News flash: April 1, 2019 Acting with […]
March 29, 2019

3 Words for a Safety Culture – Proceed Until Apprehended

CHNOLA leaders Lisa Labat and Jenn Schwehm at the Children’s Hospital Association Quality & Safety Conference “If we don’t put the major emphasis on how the […]