At first glance, I noticed the picture of the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover on the wall. On second glance, I noticed the picture of Booker T. and the M.G.'s McLemore Avenue album cover hanging below. Both pictures hang on the wall and Steve's Deli in downtown Jackson, MS. Steve's serves a tasty lunch with … Continue reading Who Do You Imitate?
I have learned two things in life. Number one, I am not a morning person. Number two, I'm more productive if I get up early in the morning. This paradox both confuses and confounds me. I could stay up till 3:00 a.m. and sleep till noon and be perfectly happy. However, I'd also lose my … Continue reading Get Up Early in the Morning
I will spend the majority of today doing what other people want me to do. You will too. So how do you fulfill your personal priorities when pressed by others to pay attention to their drama? Let me preach on it. Due to the nature of my job as an executive leader in a nonprofit … Continue reading How Do You Fulfill Your Priorities
It's time to rethink "meetings." You know, those get togethers where we discuss issues of vital importance to the organization. Allow me to be blunt. Most meetings are a waste of time. "Oh contraire", the meeting organizer exclaims! We must meet to discuss strategy and develop a plan! Some Meetings Are Necessary Okay, so some … Continue reading Most Meetings are a Waste of Time