June 14, 2022

Leaders Eat Last
Leading for a Culture of Ownership

This is the 33rd in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. I agree […]
June 14, 2022

Strategy
When sustaining hope is leadership Job #1

This is the 32nd in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. In Strategy, preeminent […]
June 14, 2022

The Art of Living
Authenticity and Imposter Syndrome

This is the 31st in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. I have […]
June 14, 2022

Happy Nurses Week!

Today is the first day of Nurses Week 2022. In this 2-minute video, I explain why Nursing has earned a lifetime lock on the honor of […]
June 14, 2022

Worry (and humor)
Why Laughter Matters Now More than Ever

This is the 30th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. Early in […]
June 14, 2022

Gratitude and The Pickle Challenge

The second Gratitude Symposium hosted by Quint Studer is now open! Registration is free and gives you and your team access to presentations from 49 authorities on health and wellness, personal empowerment, […]
June 14, 2022

The Success Principles – Words Matter – Especially These Words

This is the 29th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. Adding the […]
June 14, 2022

Perseverance in
the Red Zone

“I have marveled often at the thin line that divides success from failure and the sudden turn that leads from apparently certain disaster to comparative safety.” […]
June 14, 2022

Evidence Plus Imagination Creates Innovation

If you’re planning to attend the annual conference of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) conference in San Antonio the week of April 11, please […]
June 14, 2022

Living Your Values in Challenging Times

Attitude is not everything but it’s close. A great attitude will not make you a great heart surgeon if you haven’t gone to medical school, but […]
June 14, 2022

Attitude is – Almost – Everything

Attitude is not everything but it’s close. A great attitude will not make you a great heart surgeon if you haven’t gone to medical school, but […]
June 14, 2022

Enjoy the Journey

I once invited two mountain climbers, Alan Hobson and Jamie Clarke, to speak at a conference I was hosting. They had summited Mount Everest on their […]
June 14, 2022

Weird Ideas that Work And why hope should be strategy #1

This is the 28th in a series of posts in which I share thoughts on a book that has inspired me over the years. In his […]
March 22, 2022

The Glass is Always Full And There is Always Hope

Remind yourself of this every time you drink a glass of water. No matter what challenges you are facing, as long as you stay hydrated and […]
February 5, 2022

Fostering Extravagant Hope is Leadership Job #1

In his classic book The True Believer, Eric Hoffer wrote that anyone who would change the world, or a corner of the world, must have the ability […]
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 […]