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Four Secrets of Great Leadership


Are great leaders born or made? Does the man or woman make the times, or do the times make the man or woman? In uncertain times, understanding how leadership works (or doesn’t) is ever more imperative, and sometimes, it takes a historian’s perspective to unravel the present. Recently I listened to Doris Kearns Goodwin discuss her new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, in which she examines the careers of four U.S. presidents; Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

Each of these very different men found himself at the epicenter of world-shaking crises, and brought the nation through it to safety. Fortunately, most of us will never be tasked with dealing with that level of upheaval and uncertainty – but as leaders in our own spheres, there’s plenty to learn from their experiences. As different as they were, these four presidents shared some very important traits, qualities of character which Goodwin suggests were...

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Remembering Mary Oliver

I was taking a news hiatus last week when a friend’s email came, telling me that my favorite poet, Mary Oliver, had died. What an important voice to be extinguished!

The first time I ever heard a poem by Mary Oliver was 1993 in a spiritual study group I was in, when one of the women shared the poem Wild Geese aloud. My dear brother Michael was very ill at the time, and hearing these lines –

“Tell me your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile, the world goes on…”

…struck me right in my heart. When someone you love is dying, it can feel as if the world stops turning, or that it should stop turning. But, as the poet goes on to say, with infinite gentleness and wisdom,

“Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how...

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START LIVING YOUR LEGACY NOW!

Uncategorized Jan 14, 2019

I have been thinking a lot about legacy these days.  The start of a new year always puts me in the mood to be more intentional about what I want for the next 12 months. Yes, it’s goal setting time, but more importantly, I want be more deliberate in how I show up and leave a positive impact with my life this year. 

If you could leave the people you love with something important when you check out of life, what would it be?

·       Your grandmother’s rocking chair? 

·       Your family photos?  

·       Your home? 

When we think about leaving a legacy, so often what we’re talking about is grounded in materialism – in things collected, loved, handed down, that have resonance for us. But...

·       Do your loved ones know why those things matter to you? 

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

2018 2019 hospice legacy newyear Jan 12, 2019

I have been thinking a lot about legacy these days. The start of a new year always puts me in the mood to be more intentional about what I want for the next 12 months. Yes, it’s goal setting time, but more importantly, I want be more deliberate in how I show up and leave a positive impact with my life this year.

If you could leave the people you love with something important when you check out of life, what would it be?

  • Your grandmother’s rocking chair?
  • Your family photos?
  • Your home?

When we think about leaving a legacy, so often what we’re talking about is grounded in materialism – in things collected, loved, handed down, that have resonance for us. But...

  • Do your loved ones know why those things matter to you?
  • Do they know the stories of the people from whom those treasures came?
  • Do they know what you hold dear?
  • Who you were as a child?
  • What really made you who you are?
  • What words of advice or encouragement do you want them to carry with them through...
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The Light Needs the Darkness

Happy Holiday on this the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice! Celebrated in the northern hemisphere marking the start of winter and the return of the light, this year is special. 2018 coincides with both a full moon AND a meteor shower! Darkness and light, each need the other. Extreme darkness allows the light to feel more precious, providing the setting for a single flame to illuminate the night. Without darkness, we cannot fully appreciate the importance of one small flame of Light. It’s the contrasts in our lives that provide the opportunities for growth and discovery.

As Christmas nears and the year ends, my hope for you is that you gift yourself quiet time to consider these 5 important questions. Brendon Burchard my coach and mentor, taught me to step back at the end of each year and ask yourself these thoughtful inquiries called “Five by Five”, give 5 answers to each of these 5 questions:

1. What 5 things I am grateful for in 2018? And 3 things I...

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The “5 x 5 Review”

Happy Holiday on this the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice! Celebrated in the northern hemisphere marking the start of winter and the return of the light, this year is special. 2018 coincides with both a full moon AND a meteor shower! Darkness and light, each need the other. Extreme darkness allows the light to feel more precious, providing the setting for a single flame to illuminate the night. Without darkness, we cannot fully appreciate the importance of one small flame of Light. It’s the contrasts in our lives that provide the opportunities for growth and discovery.


As Christmas nears and the year ends, my hope for you is that you gift yourself quiet time to consider these 5 important questions. Brendon Burchard my coach and mentor, taught me to step back at the end of each year and ask yourself these thoughtful inquiries called “Five by Five”, give 5 answers to each of these 5 questions:

1. What 5 things I am grateful for in 2018? And 3 things I...

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Book Launch Becomes #1!

Uncategorized Dec 18, 2018

We're #1!!!

Thanks to you, my new book, Creating A Culture Of Care: Insights and Inspirations from a Hospice Leader  the Kindle version AND the paperback BOTH became the #1 Best Seller in our category!!!


Remember I told you that the next several days the Kindle version of CREATING A CULTURE OF CARE would be only $.99 to celebrate this launch?  However, Amazon said they take "up to 72 hours for the price change to take effect", and NOW they STILL haven't changed the price. YIKES!!!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PAID THE FULL PRICE FOR THE KINDLE VERSION, THANK YOU!! If you would like to receive the COACHING FOR EXCELLENCE 1 hour training for FREE it will be my honor to gift it to you.  Hit REPLY to this email and let me know you would like it.

Amazon said they are having a problem with re-pricing the Kindle version and are "still working on it".  I deeply appreciate those of you who went ahead and bought the full price Kindle book!

I'm working hard with Amazon to resolve...

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The Darkest Month, The Brightest Month

Hi everyone!

December is the darkest month of the year, when nights stretch to their longest, outpacing the daylight here in the Northern Hemisphere – yet, the very longest night, the Winter Solstice on the 21st, is also when the cycle shifts and the sun begins to reassert itself.

Helping the light along are the holidays of this season - Hanukkah, the festival of lights, and Christmas and the kindling flame of hope it brings to the faithful. It can’t be by accident that this long, dark night of a month is when we gather with those we love to share joy, merriment, and gifts – or that it so often leaves us feeling exhausted.

I always sally forth into dark December buoyed by high hopes; hopes of reconnecting with old friends, of sharing laughter and fun with family, and of finishing the year with a sense of accomplishment rather than regret. And there have been some years in which I actually achieved all of that – but other Decembers have seen me miss the...

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The Hospice Master Class Membership FLASH SALE!

Hi everyone!

At last, I am so excited to announce my Hospice Master Class Membership is up and open!

This project started with my interview with Mary Labyak President and CEO of the Suncoast Hospice 6 months before her death. My dear friends Christy Whitney and Samira Beckwith, Gretchen Brown and David Simpson are also starring in the Masters Interviews section. My deepest gratitude to them for sharing their wisdom with me and the world.

Here's you chance to get in for the SUPER EARLY ACTION pricing!   

Sign up now for the Hospice Master Class Membership and SAVE BIG!  Cyber Monday sale, today only!!  Get all the details here!   OPENING Introductory Price + Lots of BONUSES!

https://www.pattimoore.com/p/hospice-masterclass-membership-LP

By participating in the Hospice Master Class Membership with me,  you will learn the essentials of what it takes to manage and lead in this sacred and chaotic world of hospice.  My unique experience as both a hospice...

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Giving Thanks and Thanksgiving

"Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.” Alan Cohen

November a happy/sad time of the year for me. It is packed with events and emotion like Mid-term Elections, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, and November has been proclaimed by each President and Congress since 1984 as National Hospice Month. It’s an opportunity to acknowledge the fine work that hospice staff and volunteers do for dying people and their loved ones. Few organizations receive the honor of an entire month’s commemoration, and surely none is more deserving of such a “thank you” than hospice for the sacred work they do.

In the last couple of weeks, I delivered three keynote speeches to hospice staff and volunteers to mark National Hospice Month. The first was for Haven Hospice, the organization where I was Executive Director for 16 years, overseeing its growth from a very modest three employees...

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