April 21, 2016

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 25, 2016

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 26, 2016

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 27, 2016

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 28, 2016

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 28, 2016

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 29, 2016

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 […]
May 3, 2016

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 […]
May 3, 2016

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 4, 2016

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 5, 2016

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 6, 2016

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 9, 2016

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 10, 2016

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 14, 2016

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 […]