October 19, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #11 The Last Lecture

This is the 11th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  Ric Elias […]
October 14, 2021

This Healthcare Crisis is Real! Join Us in Helping to Heal Our Caregivers

When I started the Stay Strong For Us project during the second Covid surge, I hoped that the free eBook would have a short shelf life. Tragically, […]
October 9, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #9 Positivity

This is the ninth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  This is […]
October 3, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #8 Art & Fear

This is the eighth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  In his […]
September 29, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #7 Driving Fear Out of the Workplace

This is the seventh in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. It’s called awfulizing: […]
September 25, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #6 He Still Moves Stones

This is the sixth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  With the […]
September 23, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #5 Billy Summers: A Novel

This is the fifth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  One day […]
September 22, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #4 The Difference Maker

This is the fourth in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  Full disclosure: […]
September 21, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #3 The Confidence Course

This is the third in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  I read The […]
September 20, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #2 The Mind and the Brain

This is the second in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years.  I read The […]
September 19, 2021

The Covid Earthquake and its Lasting Aftershocks

In their book on post Covid PTSD, Goulston and Hendel wrote that COVID-19 was the earthquake, and widespread cases of PTSD among healthcare workers will be […]
September 18, 2021

Books that Inspire Me: #1 The War of Art

It’s been said that leaders are readers and readers become leaders. Sadly, for most of us reading has taken a backseat to keeping up with email […]
September 17, 2021

Courageous Leadership is NOT About Being a Superhero

Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote for the annual conference of LeadingAge Iowa, an association for leaders of long-term care organizations. My topic was […]
September 13, 2021

Now Would be a Great Time to Reassess Your Values Statement

Labor Day is always the third day in a 3-day weekend. It’s a day for picnics, fireworks, walks in the park, long bike rides, and time […]
September 6, 2021

Work and Love and 3 Poems for Labor Day

Labor Day is always the third day in a 3-day weekend. It’s a day for picnics, fireworks, walks in the park, long bike rides, and time […]
September 13, 2021

Now Would be a Great Time to Reassess Your Values Statement

Labor Day is always the third day in a 3-day weekend. It’s a day for picnics, fireworks, walks in the park, long bike rides, and time […]
September 6, 2021

Work and Love and 3 Poems for Labor Day

Labor Day is always the third day in a 3-day weekend. It’s a day for picnics, fireworks, walks in the park, long bike rides, and time […]
September 5, 2021

The Grace of a Nurse

You might have heard someone say words to the effect that a person who refused to get vaccinated and then got sick with covid should receive […]
September 3, 2021

How to Make 5+5=100 – Two Powerful Productivity Hacks, Plus a Special Bonus Video

These two “rules of 5” help me resist the entreaties of my squirrel friend Scrappy (see video below) There are two rules of 5 that, when coupled […]
July 28, 2021

A Beautiful Alchemy – Complaints into Contributions

I recently presented this $2,000 check to support Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta’s Pickle Challenge for Charity, which is raising money for their adolescent behavioral health program. […]
July 10, 2021

Changing Roles of Healthcare Leaders

With covid beginning to recede and live events being resumed, my speaking calendar is starting to fill up again. As part of preparing for presentations at […]
July 4, 2021

Liberate Yourself from YOWE: Your Own Worst Enemy!

I have always been fascinated by military history. The people who start and who fight in wars can show humanity at its very best and very […]
July 3, 2021

What’s Your Success Cookie?

Sally and I are in New Smyrna Beach, Florida for the Fourth. Yesterday I stopped into a little bakery called Mon Delice where I saw these […]
July 1, 2021

Courageous Achievement in an Age of Anxiety

This momentous year is now officially half over. Are you where you thought you would be on achieving your goals for 2021? Are you ready to […]
June 28, 2021

What Is Your Focish?

My friend Scrappy the Squirrel is always up for putting off the work into tomorrow so that we can play today. My word for 2021 is FOCISH. […]
June 24, 2021

The Out-of-Body Experiences Behind Emotional Pain

All emotional pain is caused by mini out-of-body experiences. Your conscious awareness is in a time zone and/or a zip code that is different than that […]
June 15, 2021

We Say Good Luck to Michelle and Hello to Annie!

If your organization has worked with Values Coach over the past 12 years you have gotten to know Michelle Arduser, our Director of Client Experience. Michelle […]
June 10, 2021

Children’s Hospital New Orleans Earns our INSPIRED Award for Values & Culture Excellence

When Jamie Wiggins took on a new role as Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s Hospital New Orleans (CHNOLA) in 2017, he searched Amazon for works on […]
May 28, 2021

Why Gratitude is the Platform for Optimism

This morning at 10:30 cst my presentation for the Gratitude Symposium hosted by Quint Studer will be live. There’s quite a bit of research, much of it shared […]
May 27, 2021

Sign Up for the Gratitude Symposium

Host Quint Studer is one of today’s presenters for the Gratitude Symposium Quint Studer is hosting The Gratitude Symposium, featuring 45 video messages from leading authorities (I am one […]