Take a Leap – Say More Thank You’s

I wondered what to write about for this very special day in February in leap year! And after doing an interview on happiness with a friend for her online course, I knew instantly that I wanted to – talk about some of the many ways that we can express gratitude and appreciation through “Thank You’s.”…

30 Years and 30 Insights for You

30 Years ago today (February 1st) I took the great leap of faith and jumped off my corporate ship in search of something that I believed would have more heart and meaning for me. While I absolutely loved my direct marketing career – mostly because of the wonderful people the field attracted – my soul…

Scot Davis, CEO, Arkansas Urology

5 Star Rating Review JoAnna came to Little Rock with my Vistage group and I was so impressed I wanted her to come speak at our physician leadership retreat.  She took our physicians and other team members on a journey of discovery about a 5-Star Patient Experience.  We put the mirror up to our faces…

The Leadership We Need Today

When do you do your best work? When you’re stressed, over stimulated and overwhelmed by the environment around you? Or when you are feeling good about being you, when you know your work is important, appreciated and valued and when you leave work knowing you made some kind of difference in the world?   I…

Feasting On Feedback

I was teaching the Science of Happiness to a group of CEO’s and their spouses last week in Richmond Virginia at the beautiful Jefferson Hotel. Even though the purpose of the meeting was to teach couples how to use the tools of the science (and some that I’ve developed over the years) at home, the…

What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood?

I just got back from a great trip to Arkansas. I worked with three different groups of execs, and it was truly the first time that I can say EVERYONE was open to the idea that deliberately creating happiness at work is a competitive and profitable strategy. I watched their faces.   As leaders just…

What Is Your Giving?

I was sautéing zucchini and yellow squash the other night and realized that while I was doing it that I was giving myself a gift. I know, it sounds crazy, but I rather liked the idea. I give myself a gift when I buy clean fresh food and prepare it with love. It’s part of my…

R U Delivering 5 Star Feedback?

These days I’ve been working on a writing project having to do with loneliness. It’s been most interesting to me. I find when I do research for a project, one reference piece always sends me to another and from there my intuition leads me to the answers I seek.   Article after article, conversation after…

What are You Celebrating These Days?

I was having trouble with my yoga practice last Wednesday. My mind was wandering all over the place and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t calm my busy brain. “What’s UP?” I finally asked myself. That’s when I realized that although I had planned a trip to see my kids for my birthday,…