4 Lessons In Change From Aprils Past

“Swéete April Showers, Doo spring Maie flowers” This instructional prose, captured within poet Thomas Tusser’s Five Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, has seen its share of changes over time. More commonly known in the limerick form ‘April showers bring May flowers’, the sentiment offered 16th century farmers practical insight into the natural benefit of change: … Continue reading 4 Lessons In Change From Aprils Past

Business or Personal? Your Answer Defines Effort You Invest In Personal Growth

Even the most foolproof recipes benefit from having the right ingredients, in the proper ratio, sourced and harvested within a sustainable environment. The same patience and thoughtful consideration will influence our search for meaningful personal development activities. One of the more challenging aspects of structuring an impactful Personal Development Plan (PDP) is the creation of Personal … Continue reading Business or Personal? Your Answer Defines Effort You Invest In Personal Growth

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

A Relevant Question: What’s In It For Me?

Mere utterance of the following five words, whether whispered or shouted, can force even the most compassionate person into a state of wonder and confusion: What's in it for me? How someone could be so self-centered as to imagine the world actually revolves around them? Amazing.   Viewed from a simplified perspective, we recognize the … Continue reading A Relevant Question: What’s In It For Me?

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

JUST KEEP THINKING

“Hold your breath, Make a wish, Count to three” . . . And upon whispering those immortal words, Willy Wonka invited his guests to explore a world of pure imagination. We’ll borrow upon Mr. Wonka’s sentiment as we usher out an indelible year, and welcome in a new era, one in which imagination is the … Continue reading JUST KEEP THINKING

Tapping Potential Key to Building Momentum

‘tis the Season of Momentum. It's everywhere you look and listen. Especially on weekends when the airwaves are overrun with coverage of college and professional sports. Coaches and Announcers alike laud the importance of “building momentum”, whether it applies to the game they’re in or preparing for the next. In the world of Professional Everything … Continue reading Tapping Potential Key to Building Momentum

Live Your Craft: A Graceful Revival

I love watching Chopped. Not that I take some sort of macabre delight in watching chefs stressed to the point of breathlessness, panicked and desperate in their attempt to incorporate both orange gelatin cups and matzo crackers into an appetizer worthy of surviving the “Chopping Block”. No, the appeal of the James Beard Award winning … Continue reading Live Your Craft: A Graceful Revival

Feeling Inspired Key To Inspiring Others

Day has become night, Night has become day . . . which becomes night again, then night, or is it day, then . . . its all a blur. This is the reality when both of your sons, one a Graduate Student in Architecture, the other a talented Musician who writes and performs his own … Continue reading Feeling Inspired Key To Inspiring Others