How Can Leaders Create Culture (Part 2)

How do we create culture? The question is far too broad and deep to thoroughly address in a blog post (or even a series of posts). Brilliant men and women spend their lives studying culture. As leaders, we need to continually challenge ourselves; therefore, it is a...

How Can Leaders Create Culture? (Part 1)

“The best is yet to come.” Do you believe this? A mentor used to challenge  me with a similar statement: “The best ministry is yet to be done.” This is a wonderful idea that rests upon a profound understanding of culture. Part of this understanding is a belief that...

Truett Cathy: A Model of Values-Based Entrepreneurship

I would like to give a special thanks to Perry Ragsdale, former Executive Vice President of Chick-fil-A, for the invaluable insights he shared with me about the history, culture and values of Chick-fil-A. Perry was the fourth management employee at Chick-fil-A and...

Finding Christ in the Walking Dead

For a gory, horror TV show about the zombie apocalypse, the over-arching message of “The Walking Dead” is surprisingly hopeful. And no character embodies that message more than Tyreese (Chad Coleman), who (spoiler alert!) sadly is also the most recently deceased. In...

Social Isolation and the Workplace of the Future

In 1995, Michael Smith, then President & CEO of Land’s End, ushered in the modern social networking era, with the launch of Classmates.com. SixDegrees, Friendster, LinkedIn, and MySpace followed. Latecomer Facebook (originally known as “TheFacebook”) joined the...