Perspective

As a youngster, I always thought Rose Colan, my beloved mother, originated the phrase, “This too shall pass.” She used it frequently to help me keep perspective during challenging times. Since then, I have learned that this saying appears in the works of Persian poets and in Jewish folklore from King Solomon ... quite a…

A Legacy of Values

We are both proud graduates of Florida State University, and were fortunate to attend during Bobby Bowden’s tenure as head football coach. The world lost a great coach and an even better person this week. Your legacy is not what you leave for people but what you leave in them. Bowden’s life embodies that definition…

Healthy Leadership

We have been fortunate to have two of our children experience the leadership of Dr. Nathan Hatch, President at Wake Forest University.  Dr. Hatch is retiring after 16 years of great service and commitment to the school’s motto, Pro Humanitate (For Humanity), a calling to use our knowledge, talents and compassion to better the lives of…

Quotes on Growth

Leaders have acknowledged the importance of growth for years. The current environment has simply underscored its importance. Here are a few perspectives on growth: "Change is inevitable. Growth is optional." - Ron Jensen, entrepreneur "Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it." -…

The Feelings of Growth

The feeling of satisfaction from watching a child growth. The feeling of mystery from watching a garden grow. The feeling of success from watching your business grow. The feeling of hope from watching your faith growth. The feeling of accomplishment from watching an employee grow. The feeling of love from watching your relationship grow. The…

Impact

Here is an excerpt from Leadership Matters. It contains 31 daily insights to inspire extraordinary results. day 14: Impact Contrary to the lyrics from a classic rock song, one is not the loneliest number. But it is the most important number! Your thoughts, words, and actions are like individual notes that work in concert to create the…

Clever Signs

Small businesses need every advantage they can get. Clever signage is a great way to make a memorable impression. Here a few we thought you might appreciate:  In a Podiatrist's office: Time wounds all heels.On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels.At an Optometrist's Office: If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to…