How Will You Be Remembered?

At a business lunch last week, my colleague said, “You can’t ask someone if they have integrity.” Isn’t that the truth? You cannot evaluate a person’s integrity by asking them about it.  In fact, in my experience, asking them almost guarantees an inaccurate answer. The word integrity means “a firm adherence to a moral code […]

Performing Is Not Fast

If you enjoy watching Wimbledon tennis, you already know this to be true: No athlete who wins Wimbledon made it to the winner’s circle fast. Serena Williams won first place in both singles and doubles in 2016. It was her 22nd Grand Slam title and her 16th Grand Slam doubles title. Her age? 35 years […]

Find Your Inner Fearlessness

Guest post by Molly Fletcher Fearlessness is an engine that can get us to a goal and overcome the biggest obstacles. So how do we nurture it in our lives to get more of it? The fear part of our brain can adapt if we practice new habits—the same way that man’s best friend is […]

Interviewing My Boss

Today I have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to my “boss,” Mr. John Cranor, Chairman of the Popeyes board of directors. Over the last 8 years, John has been a great boss. He has challenged me, encouraged me, and listened to my ideas. He has made me feel valued and celebrated with his concern […]

Finding Courage in the Big Decision

Guest post by Paul Gustavson “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway” – John Wayne Have you ever faced making a difficult decision that you knew could change everything? Perhaps it was a decision that kept you up at night causing you to wonder and worry; a decision you knew that could […]

In Honor Of My Favorite Boss

Looking back over the years, it is so easy to see why you were my favorite boss. But at the time, I didn’t have enough life experience to know just how special you were. Please accept this letter as my way of honoring you for the positive impact you made on my life. These are […]

Your Motive Is Known

While touring restaurants in Chicago a few years ago, I met a restaurant manager who was doing a great job and doing it with great joy. It was obvious in everything she did that she was in this job for a reason. I asked her what she enjoyed most about her job and to no surprise she […]

Top 10 Things I Love About You

When I think of you, I wish that every employee in our company had your traits. I can only imagine what our business results would be if they did. To celebrate the way that you contribute to each day, I have brought together this list of the Top 10 Things I Love about You: You […]

Lead Like It Matters, Today

Have you given any thought to whether your leadership will matter today? Saturday, I sat on the 50 yard line and watched my nephew play football for his college team. In addition, to enjoying a good game and feeling very proud of my nephew, I found watching the coaching staff as interesting as the game. […]

Remembered & Remarkable

Recently, I had the opportunity of attending at the Atlanta Renaissance Dinner at the High Museum featuring wine, music, art, terrific speakers, and over 100 works of art by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The purpose of the dinner was to advance diverse leaders in top leadership across all sectors of America through a series […]