I remember the first time I saw cranberry sauce on the table at Thanksgiving. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was wrapping up and the pleasing aroma of my mother's baking pulled me off our shag carpet where I was sprawled in front of the TV. I must have been about eight or nine. "Hey, where […]
A couple of years ago, good friends Robert and Letia Seaborn married off their daughter Owen in what most people in our small town of Fairhope refer to as the social event of the century. Among the many outstanding traits of Robert and Letia, Christy and I are naturally drawn to their quirky sense of […]
Next time you are in a bookstore, check out the carpet in the Leadership-Management-Business section. I bet it is well worn. Do you know how many times this button is clicked at the Amazon Business Book Section? Hint: a lot. And check out this ad I saw recently on Amazon's webpage. For whatever reason--advancement, money, […]
If you are a regular partaker of my blog/vlog, you know that I reach out for your opinions from time to time. I do this so I can post content to help leaders solve the problems they face. But today is different. I'm actually asking for ME. I need your help. In 60 days we […]
Being under pressure to perform can be productive in short bursts, but over the long haul, see what works better on this week's version of the Leadership Formula vlog. Click here. Join the tribe! Sign up here for my weekly blog/vlog designed to help leaders align and engage their employees.
What in the world does pressure washing have to do with LEADERSHIP? Making progress is the best thing about pressure washing, but it is also very important to employees in two ways: (1) Making progress in daily tasks, jobs. (2) Making progress as their careers. Leaders are responsible for both...find out more here!
It was Sunday morning 8:00 a.m. Church started in twenty minutes, and we lived five minutes away. As usual, we were going to be late. We only had two boys at the time—two year old Britton and six month-old Sam. Normal parents bathe children at that age. However, I went a little long reading the […]
According to the experts, inspiration is transcendent. That's a big word for something that jars us out of our normal day-to-day routine and allows us to see life in a deeper, richer sense--even if it is for a moment. Almost like an "out of body" experience. If you are like me, I don't have much […]
It was a Saturday morning in 1975. I heard my neighbor Derrick whistle--that was my cue. Time to get outside and play. Cartoons were winding down and both of us wanted to escape the house before our parents put us to work. Our houses backed up to each other and were separated by an alley […]
Up until the age of sixteen, I wore bifocals. Let that sink in a minute. Sixteen with bifocals. Oh yeah, and they were black, horn-rimmed. I am not making this up. How I have any self-esteem today is a testament to my sense of humor. I actually thought people were laughing with me. Back in […]