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 […]
January 12, 2019

Embrace the Suck – deal with it or live with it but don’t whine about it

Embrace the Suck: To consciously accept or appreciate something that is extremely unpleasant but unavoidable (Wiktionary) While flying back home from our Certified Values Coach Mentor […]
January 7, 2019

Prepare for What You Pray For

You have no doubt heard the saying “Be careful what you pray for because you just might get it.” Peter Drucker, the man who is credited […]
January 4, 2019

The Passing of a Uniquely Authentic Leader Who Set a Very High Bar for Cultural Excellence

Herb Kelleher was a first class leader who created an airline that did not need a first class section If I see something I really like, […]
January 3, 2019

Kick the Tires to Avoid “Program of the Month” Syndrome

One often hears the term “program of the month” to describe a failed initiative to change an organization’s culture. In such cases, though, it is rarely […]
December 28, 2018

TBSSSNQ – a Powerful Formula for Setting Your 2019 Goals

Over the past several days I received two email newsletters telling me how to set my goals and resolutions for the New Year that is fast […]
December 25, 2018

Give Yourself These Gifts Today

Over the past week I’ve described several of the most effective techniques we’ve developed to help people be more Authentic (Core Action Value #1 in our […]
December 22, 2018

Remember a Better Past by Reframining Memories

Every historian knows that the past is what you choose to remember and how you choose to remember it. A history class in the United States […]
December 19, 2018

Choose Your Time Zone Wisely

The past is an immutable memory. The future is an unseeable dream. The present is a visible experience – the only time zone where your attention […]
December 18, 2018

Brick Walls and the Laws of Adversity

These are the Laws of Adversity. Understand that adversity will come and be ready to grow from the strength and wisdom you will gain from it. […]
December 10, 2018

A Powerful Technique for Leaving Behind Your Emotional Baggage

Why is it so hard to set aside this emotional baggage? For one reason, it’s invisible, and how do you let go of something you can’t […]