August 15, 2018

Trust is Not a Value – It is Something that You Earn

You build trust on a foundation of integrity where the cornerstones are honesty, reliability, humility, and stewardship There are 60 modules in our course on The […]
August 10, 2018

Why it is sometimes best that the best things never happen

The Self Empowerment Pledge wall in the Values Coach office I will face rejection and failure with courage, awareness and perseverance, making these experiences the platform […]
August 9, 2018

The New World of Corporate Culture, and Why You Should Care about Personal Values

The Yin and Yang of Values, Culture, and Strategy We are in the midst of a massive sea change when it comes to what is expected […]
August 7, 2018

What the best leaders see in the people they lead

See also A Leader is Someone Who (helps you be the person you did not know you could be). There is a scene early in J.R.R. […]
August 6, 2018

Liberate Your Inner Artist by Reading this Book

Steven Pressfield is a novelist who also has incredible insights into human motivation. I frequently recommend his book The War of Art, which introduces the concept […]
August 3, 2018

Never lose a sacred hope – keep your own Hope Diamond safe in your heart

Hope Diamond video, with music by Grammy Award winner Laura Sullivan “Hope is the most powerful force in the universe. With hope you can inspire nations […]
August 1, 2018

A Leader is Someone Who…

In his book Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future Joel Barker writes that a leader is someone who takes you to a place to which […]
July 27, 2018

How to Make Positive Culture Change Stick – 11 Key Success Factors

Daily Leadership Huddle at Midland Memorial Hospital Over my 25 years with Values Coach, we’ve seen some incredible culture change success stories. We’ve also had experiences where […]
July 16, 2018

You are a Kaleidoscope

You are a kaleidoscope – make the effort to make your life’s patterns beautiful and interesting Last week I had the privilege of speaking at a […]
June 25, 2018

How to Be Offered a Better Job Without Even Applying

One evening last week I went out for dinner at an Italian restaurant in Washington DC with members of the leadership team of the Ambulatory Services […]
June 21, 2018

Promoting Joy in a Culture of Ownership

In our three books – Pickle Pledge, Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare, and The Heart of a Nurse Leader – Bob Dent and I […]
June 12, 2018

The Most Insidious Way to Destroy a Culture – Why You Must Put an End to the Rumor Mill

Talking about a coworker behind his or her back never helps them get better at their job or be a better person. It takes courage to […]
June 8, 2018

The flip side of love is loss

“If I’d never loved I never would have cried,” goes the song “I Am a Rock” by Paul Simon. Turning yourself into a rock would be […]
June 7, 2018

A Tale of Two Flight Attendants and Why Attitude Really is Everything

This week I am at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. I flew here on American Airlines with a connection through Dallas. If you have flown American […]
May 26, 2018

Giving Positive Attitudes a Name at Midland Memorial Hospital

The newly named Positive PETE has become a tourist attraction at Midland Memorial Hospital! Bob Dent and I wrote this article for the Reflections on Nursing […]