May 25, 2016
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On Leaving a Long-Tail Legacy

The year was 1866. Caleb Abel stood on a bluff not far from the Cedar River and brushed the dirt from his hands, thankful for the […]
May 16, 2016
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“Bus” is the Wrong Metaphor for Your Organization

Jim Collins is one of the most widely-read authors on business leadership today, and deservedly so. His books, including Built to Last and From Good to […]
May 14, 2016
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Change Your Future with “Yet”

Negative self-talk is telling yourself lies and then believing those lies. As you embrace the untruth, it becomes your reality. One of the most seductive and […]
May 10, 2016
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A Tough Love Nurses Week Message for Nurse Leaders

In his book The Coming Jobs War, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton wrote that a disengaged manager is “a quality defect,” just like giving the wrong medication […]
May 9, 2016
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Leadership Lessons from Florence Nightingale

“Florence Nightingale Receiving the Wounded at Scutari” a painting by Jerry Barrett (who was at the Scutari Barrack Hospital – that’s him looking out the window) […]
May 6, 2016
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Resilience for Today and Prosilience for Tomorrow

“If only it were possible for us to see farther than our knowledge reaches, and even a little beyond the outworks of our presentiment, perhaps we […]
May 5, 2016
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Step 7 for a Culture of Ownership

A culture of ownership is like a neighborhood where people get together to celebrate block parties and come together to help when someone on the block […]
May 4, 2016
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Step 6 for a Culture of Ownership

This chainsaw of a Positive Pickle, created by a Midland Memorial Hospital employee, stands at the hospital’s employee entrance where it has become a favorite photo […]
May 3, 2016
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Step 5 for a Culture of Ownership

“People who are clearest about their personal vision and values are significantly more committed to their organizations.”  James Kouzes and Barry Posner: A Leader’s Legacy Most […]
May 3, 2016
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Step 4 for a Culture of Ownership

The saying “attitude is everything” applies to an organization, or a unit within an organization, every bit as much as it applies to the individual. When it […]
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) […]