Ahhhh, Fairhope. About 18,000 of us call this lovely community tucked along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay home. We love our traditions in Fairhope. In a few days, thousands of visitors will stroll our streets for the annual Arts and Crafts Festival. During the summer, the crowd “oooohs and aaaahs” as fireworks explode over […]
All leaders should take time for personal growth and development.
One summer evening several years ago, my wife asked me to grill out hamburgers for supper. Her hamburgers are a family favorite, seasoned to perfection. And with three teenage boys, it usually takes me two hands to flip the sizeable patties. On this particular night, the burgers were so large that the boys and I […]
Today's blog is quick and painless. Some of you may be thinking: "That's a first!" Let me say first of all, that hurts. But I am so excited about the breathtaking beauty and simplicity of today's post that I am willing to overlook the sting of your sharp tongue. Today's topic? How to put the […]
Over the last few months, several in the Tribe have asked how to frame a leadership program for their company. Some of you even asked what you can do on your own if your company will not or cannot invest in leadership. To help guide you through the complex world of leadership, here is a […]
I enjoy helping people. So much so that I have staked my professional career on it. This urge to help started way before I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I can remember as a kid looking out my back door each Saturday, hoping to see our neighbors, the Burkles, doing […]
If you are reading this, one of these statements is probably true: I am seeking personal development I am attempting to increase my productivity I am hoping to glean some undiscovered nugget that helps me reach my goals I read all your blog posts (no wait, that’s just my mother) According to recent data, Americans […]
Christy and I have a plan in place when the kids leave. Do you have a plan for your company when talent leaves?
Yesterday wasn’t just any Monday. It was the Monday after Thanksgiving. Going back to work after having fun is rough. Can you identify with this bell curve? During our four days off, Christy and I tried to forget about work by going on a little adventure. Typically, what that means is that we simply get […]
A few weeks ago my niece Sydney touted the completion of a do-it-yourself project on social media. The project—a beautifully engineered sidewalk at her home in Nashville—can be seen in the picture below. I chose the words “beautifully engineered” because I believe that describes Sydney and her work—a beautiful engineer. I asked Syd if I […]