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Decency: That which is proper or becoming; the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality; the quality of being polite and respectable; seemliness; hence, freedom from obscenity or indecorum; modesty.

These are among the dictionary definitions of DECENCY, the subject of Chuck Lauer's latest book. I can't argue with any of these, but somehow they are not enough. Decency is deeper than modesty...or what is polite...or what fits the standards of propriety. And Chuck Lauer understands that.

Decency is about doing the right thing and being a good person.

There are few people who have a better sense of doing the right thing than Chuck Lauer. In his Publisher's Letters in Modern Healthcare, Chuck has reminded us repeatedly what it means to be a good person. He doesn't talk about complicated theories of morality. Instead, he tells stories that demonstrate the qualities that lead toward a fuller life, stronger relationships, a better society.

Chuck Lauer wears his heart on his sleeve. In this book you will see that. With Chuck, what you see is what he really is, day-to-day, year-after-year—a man who cares about people, about doing the right thing, about his country and his family and friends, and about the healthcare industry where he has spent his career.

This book weaves stories of these passions together into a quilt of reminders. The technique is the time-honored one of the storyteller. As he spins tales from his experiences and observations, he incorporates a lesson. And each lesson touches on an aspect of DECENCY. Some are the simple basics of decency such as what is polite. Some grow from the basic tenets of the world's great religions. Most will not be new to the reader. But pulled together, they form a pattern that can guide us to do the right thing.

- from the Preface by Diane Appleyard

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About The Author

Charles S. Lauer is the former publisher of Modern Healthcare for over 25 years and former corporate vice president of Crain Communications - publishing and editorial director of Modern Healthcare. He is an author, public speaker and award-winning businessman and he has become one of the most respected and sought-after Speakers in American business.

His commitments to excellence and client/customer service are the steely threads that linked this work as public speaker and as magazine publisher.

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“Anyone who cares about leadership in healthcare will find in Decency a trove of inspired wisdom offered up in a thoughtful collection of essays written over three decades by one of our most cogent and principles observers. Containing a combination of practical advice, pertinent stories, and reflective meditation, I found myself wanting to go back and visit these gems of insight again and again.”
Fred Lee, Author of If Disney Ran Your Hospital

“Chuck Lauer takes a subject– decency –and sheds light onto why it is absolutely vital in the business world today. From real world situations to personal anecdotes, this book shows how to keep our moral compass true. Taking his advice to heart will blossom better relationships with your co-workers, employees and customers, family and friends.”
Quint Studer, CEO, The Studer Group

“The final test of a leader and friend is that he leaves behind, in others, the conviction and will to carry on. Chuck Lauer, by his very leadership example, imparts part of himself and his essence to us through his written words. He writes about what he is... decent…' Inspired by the Heart'... and leads others from a well of passion.”
Bill Kelley, Chairman, Hill Rom Corporation>

“Chuck Lauer is a master at getting to the heart of a situation or circumstance.His reflections are more pertinent today than ever before...and comforting...truly an inspiring and heartwarming read.”
Gil Minor, III, Chairman, Owens & Minor, Inc.

Reach for the Stars:

"Chuck Lauer is a motivator who has made it happen. In Reach for the Stars, he provides us with some very practical lessons and advice about success, leadership, sales, and customer service. I am always learning from him. This book is another learning experience."
C. William Pollard, The ServiceMaster Company

"The road to success is always under construction. Reach for the Stars is full of thoughtful and time-tested advice on how to be, and act like, a true winner. Chuck Lauer has covered every key aspect of what it takes to “successfully” reach for the stars."
Terry J. Mulligan, Baxter International

"Everyone has experienced episodes when business is lousy, competitors are attacking from all angles, employees are grousing, and it seems like time to throw in the towel. That’s the ideal time to pick up Chuck Lauer’s Reach for the Stars because Reach for the Stars will pick you up. Here is a wealth of instructive and inspirational material to give you a new, upbeat take on business – and life. A must-read for all of us."
Joe Cappo, Crain Communications, Inc.

Soar with the Eagles:

"In the business world, Charles S. Lauer’s new book may become the wind beneath your wings…Mr. Lauer, publisher of Modern Healthcare magazine, packs his own brand of enthusiasm, excitement, and charisma into every page. This is an ambitious, well-rounded book for business people at all levels who want to widen and strengthen their wingspan."
Sandra Pesman, Business Marketing Magazine

“Lauer…confronts the core issues facing us today with facts, wit, enthusiasm, and refreshing frankness and brevity…Lauer’s positive-even humorous-presentation of the basics of good business has inspired me and members of our staff to change the way we do some things in and away from the office."
Bruce F. Trumm III, Business Director, New Direction, Columbus, Ohio

"Soar with the Eagles is filled with the type of insightful information that can benefit anyone, in any profession. It’s inspiring but not preachy, provocative yet unpretentious."
Mike Leonard, Feature Reporter, NBC News Correspondent, Today show

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Product Details

All Three Chuck Lauer Books for a special price. Includes the following books:

Title: Decency
Author: Charles S. Lauer
Publisher: Second River Healthcare
Pub. Date: January 2005
Pages: 241
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0974386034
ISBN-10: 974386030
Product Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x .5"


Title: Reach for the Stars: Pursuing Success Through Excellence
Author: Charles S. Lauer

Format: Paperback
Publisher: CCI Books
Pub. Date: December 1996
Pages: 224
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1881802334
ISBN-10: 1881802337
Product Dimensions: 9" x 6" x .8"


Title: Soar with the Eagles: A Challenge to Excellence
Author: Charles S. Lauer

Format: Paperback
Publisher: CCI Books
Pub. Date: January 1993
Pages: 236
Edition Number: New edition
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1881802013
ISBN-10: 1881802019
Product Dimensions: 9" x 5.9" x .75"

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