3 Beautiful – and Free – Gifts for Nurses and Hospital Weeks
May 3, 2021
Florence Nightingale’s Lasting Legacy for Healthcare
May 12, 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 is used to motivate people where you work?
In a culture of accountability, people are motivated by the promise of reward or the threat of punishment – the carrot and the stick. The most common metaphor for holding someone accountable is: “I’m going to hold your feet to the fire” – which was a form of torture used in the middle ages. In a Culture of Ownership, people are inspired by the pride they have in their work and in their organization, and by the spirit of fellowship they have with colleagues. The most common metaphor for thinking like an owner is: “I’d walk across hot coals.” When people are willing to walk across hot coals, you do not need to hold their feet to the fire. Join me on May 19 for my 90-minute webinar on Building a Culture of Ownership in the Post-Pandemic World, sponsored by the Association of California Nurse Leaders. We’ll talk about how you can move your organization from a culture of accountability toward a Culture of Ownership. Register here: https://acnl.org/page/webinars

3 Great Resources for Nurses Month and Hospital Week – and they are Free!

Stay Strong For Us
Stay Strong For Us is an artistically designed book featuring messages of hope and encouragement from over one hundred international healthcare leaders, wellbeing experts, and caregivers. Available free as a flipbook and eBook on the Stay Strong For Us website, and as a Kindle or in full-color hardcopy on Amazon


Florence’s Lasting Legacy
Florence Nightingale – the Lady with the Lamp – is well remembered as founder of the profession of nursing. But did you know that she was also architect of the modern hospital and first effective advocate for the health of soldiers and veterans? This special article describes aspects of Florence’s legacy that you and your colleagues probably don’t know about.


The Gratitude Symposium
Quint Studer is hosting The Gratitude Symposium, featuring 45 video messages from leading authorities (I am one of them) in this month-long series that will inspire and uplift your team. Join more than 50,000 other participants to celebrate what’s right in the world and learn about the life and career enhancing power of gratitude. The event is also donating $75,000 to the DAISY Foundation and $25,000 to AUPHA.


Everyday Courage

Courage, Perseverance, Resilience, Hope

Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times features 21 short videos, 12 eBooks, Leader’s Guide and Participant Study Guide. The course is incredibly affordable, easy to implement, tailored to your organization, and absolutely guaranteed to be effective. 
Learn more by visiting the Values Coach website, emailing me, or by calling our office at 319-624-3889.

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