April 29, 2016
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Step 3 for a Culture of Ownership

Culture does not change unless and until people change. More specifically, culture does not change unless and until people change ingrained habits. And quite a bit […]
April 28, 2016
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Step 2 for a Culture of Ownership

The statement of core values at Clickstop is the foundation upon which the company has been a culture earning it recognition as a best place to work (and […]
April 28, 2016
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Heart, Spirit, and Attitude

Core values are the foundation of any organization’s Invisible Architecture. Your core values should define who you are, what you stand for, and what you won’t […]
April 27, 2016
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Step 1 for a Culture of Ownership

The first step to building a more positive and productive culture of ownership is assessing what you have now, and you do that by asking people […]
April 26, 2016
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7 Steps to Building a Culture of Ownership

At Values Coach we help our clients foster a stronger culture of ownership. Over the years we have identified 7 essential steps (and 2 optional steps) […]
April 25, 2016
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What’s Your Identity Metaphor?

In his book Creativity Inc., Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull describes some of the metaphors that creative directors use to define their roles. One, he says, uses […]
April 21, 2016
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There is Always Something You Can Do

There is Always Something You Can Do “It is possible to be without resources.  It is inexcusable to be without resourcefulness.  That is about character, not […]
April 18, 2016
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Protect the Positive

Protect the Positive In his book Creativity, Inc. Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull says that his favorite line from any Pixar movie is this one spoken by […]
April 15, 2016
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The Scariest Thing on Earth…

The Scariest Thing on Earth… … a blank yellow pad. … the first day on a new job … the first day out of an old […]
April 15, 2016
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The Power of a PledgePartner

The Power of a PledgePartner One of the features of the PledgePower course on The Self Empowerment Pledge is that once you sign up, you can […]
April 14, 2016
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Embrace the 4 Personal Freedoms

Embrace the 4 Personal Freedoms “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in […]
April 8, 2016
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Fixing the Culture AND Fixing the Business

Fixing the Culture AND Fixing the Business The cover story of the current edition of Harvard Business Review by Jay Lorsch and Emily McTague is provocatively […]
April 8, 2016
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The 3 Levels of Commitment

The 3 Levels of Commitment When I was in high school I was on the swimming team. At that time Doc Counsilman was world’s the preeminent […]
April 7, 2016
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Congress won’t, but you can adopt a Bill of Responsibilities

Congress won’t, but you can adopt a Bill of Responsibilities On Friday April 1, I published an article (reproduced below) stating that Congress had enacted and […]
April 5, 2016
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Learn from Those Gone Before

Learn from Those Gone Before “One of the most depressing facts about military history is how very little of the great warlords ever learn from the […]