Cultural Competence Breeds Brand Confidence

Occasionally, a product or service comes along that creates a magical new space, revolutionizing a market or industry and leaving a permanent thumbprint on the world. Like urban sprawl, it doesn’t take long for others to identify a new opportunity, shifting pursuit of their dreams to this developing landscape, pinning hopes on the promise of … Continue reading Cultural Competence Breeds Brand Confidence

4 Tips To Elevate The Impact Of Your Day One Experience

Last week a familiar cadence returned to the 3rd Avenue Loop. Beginning before dawn and extending past mid-afternoon, the roar of big yellow buses could be heard initially gathering, then returning children from their first day of school. Remember those days? An endless summer seemed to vanish in a flash as excitement fueled anticipation for … Continue reading 4 Tips To Elevate The Impact Of Your Day One Experience

3 Insights To Help You Lead With Improved Clarity And Confidence

Mossy Swamp Green . . . wonderful shade along the color wheel, perfect for an accent wall or throw pillows on a sofa. Not so perfect as the color of your pool. Buried in the depths of a global pandemic, I watched the heat and suffocating humidity of a Central Florida summer slowly reduce our … Continue reading 3 Insights To Help You Lead With Improved Clarity And Confidence

4 Questions That Transform A Curious Nature Into A Curiosity Culture

Lift off was scheduled for 5:49am, Eastern Standard Time. The forecasted weather conditions were ideal, so I knew this time it would be a “Go”. You would have thought I was the one being strapped into the capsule that morning, rising well before SpaceX’s Crew-2 launch from the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Eastern Shore. … Continue reading 4 Questions That Transform A Curious Nature Into A Curiosity Culture

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