What Would You Do To Help?

March 24, 2018

A Nurse Manager with bullies on her staff who caused her last 10 new hires to leave? A Director of Nursing who is having a hard time improving her hospital’s patient safety and satisfaction scores? An ICU that is jamming up the OR because the teamwork between nurses and techs is so poor that it’s […]

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Discovering the Scope of the Problem

February 16, 2018

As I began to research the topic of preventable medical errors after personally experiencing one, I discovered I was among millions of people that year who suffered from a completely preventable mistake while in a hospital.  At least I was not one of the hundreds of thousands documented deaths that year resulting from a preventable […]

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4 Steps for Increasing Happiness

December 5, 2017

Everyone wants to have more joy in their life, but many people wonder how to actually go about achieving a higher level of happiness. There are four phases, the first of which is to find the motivation for making the effort it takes to become happier. Next is learning exactly what you need to do […]

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Optimism

November 30, 2017

Anyone who’s tried instituting changes in a healthcare facility knows it is a daunting task to achieve significant improvements in a timely manner. Sustaining employees’ efforts long enough to get impressive results is rare. In large part this is due to the difficulties involved in overcoming people’s frustrations and discouragement when setbacks occur and mistakes […]

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Achieving Happiness 

November 27, 2017

Over the next few weeks you’re going to find yourself in front of some very tempting holiday treats. Undoubtedly your plan is to eat reasonably this year, but that’s always been your plan in the past. How well has that worked out for you?   If you’re like most people you can recall looking at delicious […]

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Why Do Some People Shine in Stressful Situations?

October 10, 2017

Everyone has seen individuals who quickly regain their wits in high-stress situations. Somehow, they set aside their negative emotions and think clearly about solving the problem.  In the midst of a bomb threat—or earthquake or train wreck or other extreme event—the brain of this type of person can conjure up actions that achieve the best […]

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6 Steps for Becoming Resilient

July 26, 2017

I always admired my father’s resilience. He developed an indomitable spirit to do well no matter what external circumstances or challenges might present themselves.

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Setbacks Can Make Us Stronger

July 20, 2017

Would you like to know the secret to being successful?

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