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 […]
May 26, 2021

3 Post-Pandemic Culture Imperatives

I recently visited a client hospital in Southern California. They had been hard hit by the pandemic, but on one of the days I was there […]
May 25, 2021

Don’t Let Fear Stop You!

I wrote this in my first book more than 20 years ago, but it’s never been a more important message than it is today. We’ve been […]
May 18, 2021

Double Down on Culture in Turbulent Times

Kit Bredimus, VP and CNO at Midland Memorial Hospital at their Culture of Ownership Classroom “Culture [cannot] be sacrificed in a crisis. A culture left untended will […]
May 12, 2021

Florence Nightingale’s Lasting Legacy for Healthcare

Download the special report on Florence’s Lasting Legacy for HealthcareFlorence Nightingale was born on this date in 1820, which is why National Nurses Week and National Hospital […]
May 8, 2021

Feet to Fire or Walking across Hot Coals?

You don’t have to hold someone’s feet to the fire if they are willing to walk across hot coals on their own Which of these metaphors […]
March 16, 2016

Low Self Esteem and Personal Accountability

Low Self Esteem and Personal Accountability I will take complete responsibility for my health, my happiness, my success and my life, and will not blame others […]
March 24, 2016

Do you get to work or have to work?

Do you get to work or have to work? “Work is the very fire where we are baked to perfection, and like the master of the […]
March 31, 2016

It Takes Character Strength to Go Out of Character

It Takes Character Strength to Go Out of Character Last week I spoke at the Superheroes Leadership Conference at Carilion Healthcare in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. The […]
April 1, 2016

Surprise Me

Surprise Me When I’m ordering coffee and am asked what kind I want, I’ll often just say “surprise me.” Almost without exception, what I’m surprised with […]
April 5, 2016

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 […]
April 7, 2016

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 8, 2016

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 8, 2016

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 14, 2016

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 15, 2016

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 15, 2016

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 18, 2016

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 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) […]