April 26, 2021

How to Give Leadership CPR – Courage, Perseverance, Resilience

As we move into the post-pandemic world, leaders will need to take on new responsibilities for their teams. While we all hope and pray that vaccines […]
April 16, 2021

Use Stories to Shape Culture

For the 13th straight year, Scripps Health has made the honor roll of the Fortune magazine Best Places to Work!  The power of stories to shape […]
April 1, 2021

Congress Enacts and President Signs Bill of Responsibilities

Showing they are not the fools they’re often assumed to be, in an unprecedented show of bipartisan consensus both houses of Congress met in special session […]
March 26, 2021

Stay Strong Emerge Stronger

Everyday Courage for Extraordinary TimesNow Available for Individual Purchase The light at the end of the tunnel is not like the finish line at the end […]
March 15, 2021

The Ultimate Success Formula – in 3 Words

One of the key themes expressed by more than one hundred contributing authors to the Stay Strong For Us Project is this: the key difference between success and […]
March 12, 2021

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but we all need to Stay Strong to get there!

Yesterday President Joe Biden spoke of hope and possibilities in his address to the nation, and we all hope and pray that vaccines will be the light at […]
March 10, 2021

Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety – A Webinar

Join the community of organizations that are sharing Everyday Courage for Extraordinary TimesI recently recorded a 50-minute webinar on Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety, sponsored […]
March 10, 2021

Stay Strong For Us is Now Live!

Join the community of organizations that are sharing Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times The coronavirus pandemic was like a comet scorching its way across the sky. The […]
March 3, 2021

The Laws of Adversity

Today’s podcast on Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times is sold out but will be recorded These are the Laws of Adversity. Understand that adversity will come and be ready […]
March 1, 2021

Don’t Take “I’m Fine” for an Answer

Join the community of organizations that are sharing Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times If you were not able to dial in for my AMN Healthcare webinar […]
February 26, 2021

WEBINAR: Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety

Advance registration for my webinar on Courageous Leadership in an Age of Anxiety has been so strong that the AMN Healthcare technical team has had to […]
February 25, 2021

Our Next Podcast: Everyday Courage

Our world, and the environment in which your organization operates, has changed profoundly over the past year. Now more than ever your colleagues need Courage, Perseverance, […]
January 30, 2021

The Contrail Index, the Light at the End of the Tunnel, and Your Goals

Anyone who has looked up over the past year has seen something only seen once in the previous 70 years or so: a sky completely devoid […]
January 26, 2021

Three Important Resources for a Better 2021

Order The Florence Prescription Now to Assure May 2021 Delivery Nurses Week and Hospital Week are around the corner! This is a year where showing appreciation has never been […]
January 25, 2021

Joe Biden and the Nedlog Rule

From President Biden’s first inaugural address Other than the brilliant poem by Amanda Gorman, this comment from Joe Biden’s inaugural address was the highlight for me. The only way […]
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) […]