August 22, 2016

Remember Yourself a Better Past

Every historian knows that “the past” is what you choose to remember, and how you choose to remember it. A Union artillery officer and a Confederate […]
August 19, 2016

Leonardo’s First Flight, Steve’s Last Words, and Your Plans for the Weekend

Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most creative human beings who ever lived. His journals are filled with drawings and sketches of flying machines. Now, […]
August 17, 2016

Screensaver for Taking Action in the Face of Fear

Right-click on the image then “save as picture.” You will have a great reminder for your desktop image.   Wednesday’s Promise of The Self Empowerment Pledge is […]
August 16, 2016

The Right Time to Clarify Your Values

“Personal values are not lofty abstractions, but intimate credos that we may never quite articulate in words so much as feel. Our values translate into what […]
August 15, 2016

Inspire Your Team

With the fourth quarter of 2016 upon us, now is a great time to create a positive impact with your organization to finish out the year […]
August 13, 2016

Beautiful Screensaver for Uncertainty and Faith

Right-click on the image then “save as picture.” You will have a great reminder for your desktop image.
August 10, 2016
BASE jump off the Jin-Mao Tower in shanghai, China

The Difference between Crazy and Courageous

When Mexican general Santa Anna surrounded Colonel William Travis and his small garrison at the Alamo in 1836, he sent Travis a note saying, in effect, […]
August 8, 2016

Take the Basket Off Your Candle

Teacher’s pet. Apple-polisher. Brownnoser. Suck-up. Tail-kisser. Quota-buster. How many metaphors do we have to tell people to stop trying to stand out and settle for being […]
August 5, 2016

Sometimes You Just Gotta Laugh

Yesterday I received an email from a friend whose newsletter included an article about the importance of striving for perfection with a link to connect to […]
August 1, 2016

Values, Culture and Adversity

“The only assets we have as a company [are] our values, our culture and guiding principles, and the reservoir of trust with our people.” Starbucks CEO […]
August 1, 2016

The Power of Perspective

Though I might not understand why adversity happens by my conscious choice I will find strength, compassion and grace through my trials. Saturday’s Promise on Perspective […]
July 29, 2016

Are You Wasting Away in Tweenerville?

I will face rejection and failure with courage, awareness and perseverance, making these experiences the platform for future acceptance and success. Friday’s Promise on Resilience from […]
July 28, 2016

Announcement: The Culture of Ownership Leadership Academy

At Values Coach we have trained more than 500 Certified Values Trainers (CVT) at more than 50 different organizations to teach The Twelve Core Action Values […]
July 27, 2016

Reminder + Ritual ==> Positive Change

This past March I spent two days with the leadership team of Carilion Clinic, a 12,000 employee healthcare system in Roanoke, Virginia. It was one of […]
July 23, 2016

7 Things Guaranteed to Never Happen

  You will never be accepted by a school to which you do not apply. No one will ever read a book that you don’t write. […]