Sing For The Day! Captures Common Thread Among Generations

I never shy from my love for music, especially when original songs are reimagined and expressed through the eyes of another artist, perhaps one from a different generation or genre. Such was the case when Tommy Shaw, frontman and guitarist for the rock band Styx, performed with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra at Sing for … Continue reading Sing For The Day! Captures Common Thread Among Generations

Achieving “Buy In” Leads To Believing Anything Is Possible

We began the New Year searching for the “In” Crowd, talent possessing three critical “Ins”:  Innate ability and Inherent desire, capable of delivering Intangibles that produce amazing results. Assembling talent positions you at the base of the mountain. Reaching the summit requires a leader to strive for the 4th “In”: Buy In. Buy In is … Continue reading Achieving “Buy In” Leads To Believing Anything Is Possible

In Your Brand We Trust: Consistency Begins With Believing

As with many chapters within the Tall Tim Story, this one begins innocently enough with having lunch. Anna and I were celebrating a rare day off together and had selected a popular chain restaurant that featured an impressive, cavernous dining room evoking a Mediterranean flair. Familiar with the concept from our time spent in Atlanta, … Continue reading In Your Brand We Trust: Consistency Begins With Believing

Service Secret #7: It’s Five O’clock Somewhere Else

Five O’clock PM. The mystical sixth hour within the Post Meridian time convention, the coveted end of the workday, when sanity hinges on the prospect of something tall and strong, proper judgement giving way to subliminal ponderings such as “What would Jimmy Buffett do?” Many an urban legend has been forged through this premature abandonment … Continue reading Service Secret #7: It’s Five O’clock Somewhere Else

Culturally Speaking, The Grand Canyon Is Still Being Made

I was searching for solutions among the challenges one morning, and my music choice – “Music of the Grand Canyon” – reflected the mood. Nine year-old Nikolas came into the room, careful not to disturb the sanctity of a home office (“you can see me, but I’m not here”), but inexplicably drawn to the music … Continue reading Culturally Speaking, The Grand Canyon Is Still Being Made

Your Passion Is All Around You, All You Have To Do Is Listen

I was in Cleveland, Ohio, facilitating a leadership program at the beautiful Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Although late October, the temperature outside was already lower than the numeric date on the calendar. One step into the frigid air, and I quickly decided that room service and a movie would be my entertainment for the evening. Perusing … Continue reading Your Passion Is All Around You, All You Have To Do Is Listen