October 31, 2019

A Halloween Treat for Courage and Perseverance: Free eBook edition of Never Fear Never Quit

First published nearly 25 years ago and now out of print, NFNQ sold more than half a million copies worldwide Halloween is a great metaphor for […]
October 29, 2019

One Simple Step to Being a Better Leader

“There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” – Mahatma Gandhi Amazon has more than 40,000 different book titles on leadership. […]
October 22, 2019

Invisible Courage and a Life Lesson from an AA Meeting

Last night I joined my wife at her AA meeting (44 days sober; hallelujah!). As always, I was inspired and humbled by the strength and courage […]
October 21, 2019

Are you okay with being a 4? Are you okay with being part of a 4 organization?

Have you seen the ATT Mobile ad? Are you okay with being just okay? Is your CEO okay with being just okay? Most of the questions […]
October 18, 2019

Enthusiasm – the Cause & the Effect

Members of the Pickle Squad at Methodist Hospital In a recent newsletter Seth Godin asked this question: If you go a baseball game and have a […]
October 16, 2019

How to See the Lion in Your Mirror

These are challenging times in our business world. We could all use a boost and invest in ourselves. The collective self-talk, self-image, and self-confidence of the […]
October 15, 2019

How do I become a transforming leader? The one thing you need to know.

I posted yesterday’s Spark Plug article about five principles of transforming leadership on LinkedIn (you can read it here). I’ve received more private messages from that […]
October 14, 2019

Five principles of transforming leadership that will help you be a better leader

“Of all the tasks on the work agenda of leadership analysis, first and foremost is an understanding of human change, because its nature is the key […]
October 8, 2019

Florence Nightingale was the First Emergency Nurse – Happy Emergency Nurses Week from Values Coach

Florence Nightingale Receiving the Wounded at Scutari, a painting by Jerry Barrett (that’s him looking out the window) Imagine a line of ambulances pulling up to […]
September 27, 2019

It’s Not Enough to Just Share Information – and a 3-Word Formula for a Culture of Yes

The Proceed Until Apprehended banner at Doctors Hospital of Augusta One of the nine lies that Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall describe in their book Nine Lies […]
September 23, 2019

Do Your Leaders Walk the Values Talk?

Excerpt from an email I recently received from the editor of a national healthcare journal Several years ago I conducted a webinar on the subject of […]
September 20, 2019

How to Let Go of Painful Emotional Baggage (eBags)

The picture of these rocks, and the emotional baggage they each represent, was taken just before they were sent to swim with the fishes in the […]
September 4, 2019

The Missing Link in Your Organizational Values – and How to Gain Greater Alignment

How The Twelve Core Action Values reinforce the CHNOLA values of Children’s Hospital New Orleans “People who are clearest about their personal vision and values are […]
September 2, 2019

As the Sun Goes Down on this Labor Day

“Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and […]
August 30, 2019

Culture Kudos to United Airlines – Are They Finally Getting it Right?

A selection of United’s culture-related PR catastrophes: Clockwise from top left: 1) United breaks Dave Carroll’s guitar: 2) United beats up 69-year-old physician who won’t give […]