February 21, 2019

The Most Important Email You Can Receive Every Day

I received this email earlier this morning. It’s my Youroscope for today. It was sent to me by the person I was last evening. It’s an […]
February 20, 2019

The Paradox of Hurt, Pain, Agony and Why it Pays to Go to the Extreme

Having just won an Olympic gold medal, Michael Phelps hardly looks winded Back when I was in high school I was on the swimming team. At […]
February 18, 2019

The Values > Behaviors > Outcomes Continuum

Values inspire behaviors which achieve outcomes Because of the work we do at Values Coach, we have the opportunity to review many organizational statements of core […]
February 14, 2019

We Need More Words for Love!

I love my wife and I love hot dogs – but those are two very different meanings of the word love! Work is (or should be) […]
January 18, 2019

A Plea for Civility

Iowa Senators liberal Tom Harkin and conservative Chuck Grassley in an earlier and more civil age Yesterday I posted an article comparing John F. Kennedy’s signature […]
November 5, 2018

20 Key Success Factors for Positive Culture Change – A Special Report

Bob Dent, COO/CNO at Midland Health in West Texas, recently asked leaders from the organization for the one word that best describes the culture of their […]
November 3, 2018

The Power of Pounce – A Real World Success Lesson from TV

A simple pounce created big opportunities for Saul Goodman and for Cinnabon My friend Gary Ryan Blair, creator of the 100 Day Challenge, loves the word […]
October 31, 2018

Business do not fail – owners quit: Questions to ask yourself before you throw in the towel

“Brick walls are not there to stop you, they are there to make you prove how much you want something.” – Randy Pausch: The Last Lecture […]
October 24, 2018

Not perfect? So what – start anyway!

“Hardest of all [fears for writers to overcome] is to accept that the world one has created won’t be as good as the world one dreamed […]
October 18, 2018

Competing with Values – A Lesson from Sysco Corporation

Sysco Corporation’s audacious goals for 2025 “Customers on a mass scale are seeking out vendors who share their values and are making purchasing decisions based on […]
October 8, 2018

The Only Way to Accomplish BIG Goals – Or, Would You Give Me 50 Bucks?

“You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let other people set your agenda in life.” – Warren […]
October 5, 2018

Don’t Chase What You Don’t Really Want

If you don’t want to be a writer who’s never published your work, stop chasing social media and pick up your pen. If you don’t want […]
September 29, 2018

Complaining Will Ruin Your Life – This Promise Will Change Your Life

The other day I was standing in the McDonald’s line at the Denver Airport. The woman standing next to me was vociferously complaining about how long […]
September 24, 2018

Spark a Bias for Action to Close out the Year and Set the Stage for 2019!

I recently finished reading Leadership in Turbulent Times, the new book by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin – which I highly recommend. She traces how four of […]
September 19, 2018

Finish Your Year Strong – 10 Essential Strategies to Nail Your Goals

Earlier this week I interviewed Gary Ryan Blair, creator of the 100 Day Challenge, about strategies to finish the year strong. Because we had serious challenges […]