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 […]
January 25, 2021

Three Important Resources for a Better 2021

We all hope and pray to see a better 2021 up ahead through the windshield than the one we are leaving behind in the rearview mirror. […]
January 24, 2021

Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times – Recorded Webinar

As part of the “Taking Care of Our Own” resiliency series conducted by MedEvac Foundation International, I recently gave a 50-minute webinar on Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times (including […]
January 24, 2021

If we thought 2021 was going to be easier than 2020, we just got a wake-up call!

For those of us who had hoped 2021 would magically make things better than they were in 2020, the events of January 6 should be a […]
January 24, 2021

Florence Nightingale’s Lessons for a Pandemic

The Crimean War was memorialized in two famous poems. The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson recounted the attack “into the valley of death” by […]
January 24, 2021

Stay Strong For Us for a While Longer

When I get a note from someone who has lost a job (which has happened more often lately), I will send them this quote by Napoleon […]
January 24, 2021

Stay Strong For Us Project Launch Set for Valentine’s Day

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many healthcare workers to the edge of human endurance. While vaccines, and hopefully President Biden’s encouragement that people be more responsible […]
December 21, 2020

Covid Recovery Lessons from Mozart’s 25th Symphony

The first movement of Mozart’s 25th Symphony is all fire and fury. Its ominous opening bars set the stage for the 1985 movie Amadeus, which won 8 […]
December 15, 2020

Beethoven’s Genius on the Other Side of Silence and Lessons for the Pandemic

What greater tragedy could befall a man whose entire life, and livelihood, revolves around music than losing the ability to hear sounds? Ludwig von Beethoven began […]
December 13, 2020

Shackleton and the Endurance: A Key Lesson for Pandemic Leadership

Imagine spending 24 hours in a frigid meat locker with 26 other people. Now imagine having to do that for 634 consecutive days during which the […]
December 8, 2020

Why Ali was the Greatest

And Why We Need You to Stay Strong For Us The first time Muhammad Ali fought Ken Norton it was supposed to be an easy tune-up […]
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) […]